Cooper Hewit Design Museum to host Pixar exhibition



2015-07-29 15:11:29

A new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will explore the magical world of Pixar.

'Pixar: The Design of Story' will explore the creative process involved in bringing the animation studio's famous characters to life on the big screen.
The exhibition will give fans the chance to see concept artwork, including rare hand-drawn sketches, paintings and sculptures, from classic films such as Toy Story, Wall-E, Up, Brave, The Incredibles and Cars.

“At Pixar, the visual design process and the story development process work hand in hand from the very earliest stages,” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios. “We’re very excited to work with Cooper Hewitt on this exhibition, which will give people an inside look at one of the studio’s most important relationships.”

The exhibition will be housed at the museum's immersive Process Lab, which features interactive rotating displays, and will be accompanied by a series of events such as a conversation with John Lasseter and hands-on workshops led by creative staff from Pixar.

“The Process Lab offers dynamic and participatory experiences for visitors of diverse ages and abilities, showing how designers develop ideas through testing, prototyping and finding inspiration in the world around them,” said Caroline Baumann, director of Cooper Hewitt.

“With Pixar’s two film releases this year, it is the perfect time to go behind the studio’s practices and investigate how they arrive at design details, such as Merida’s fiery red hair in Brave and the ‘mind world’ in Inside Out, while also showing how they serve a particular story.”

'Pixar: The Design of Story' runs at the Oct. 8 through Aug. 7, 2016.

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2015-07-29 16:29:07

Really enjoyed the MoMa exhibit and this looks to be just as good.

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