Review

Inspiring Walt Disney: the Animation of French Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10 December 2021–06 March 2022; and The Wallace Collection, London, 06 April 2022–16 October 2022, Wallace Collection, catalogue: Helen Jacobson, London, The Wallace Collection, 2022, 102 pages, paperback, ISBN 9781781301180, £14.99.

Author: Domenico Pino (UCL)

  • Inspiring Walt Disney: the Animation of French Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10 December 2021–06 March 2022; and The Wallace Collection, London, 06 April 2022–16 October 2022, Wallace Collection, catalogue: Helen Jacobson, London, The Wallace Collection, 2022, 102 pages, paperback, ISBN 9781781301180, £14.99.

    Review

    Inspiring Walt Disney: the Animation of French Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10 December 2021–06 March 2022; and The Wallace Collection, London, 06 April 2022–16 October 2022, Wallace Collection, catalogue: Helen Jacobson, London, The Wallace Collection, 2022, 102 pages, paperback, ISBN 9781781301180, £14.99.

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Abstract

Between the end of 2021 and the end of 2022 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Wallace collection in London hosted the exhibition Inspiring Walt Disney: the Animation of French Decorative Arts, in two iterations. This review looks at how the curators presented eighteenth-century decorative arts to the general public and addresses some of the more critical questions underlying the exhibition, which remained veiled in the galleries.

Keywords: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wallace Collection, Walt Disney, French Decorative Arts

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Published on
03 Apr 2023
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