Bowers Programs

Partially Postponed- Walt Disney Archives 7-Lecture Series Package

Multiple programs in this series have been postponed due to the Coronavirus and subsequent temporary Museum closure. All ticket holders will be contacted directly and this series listing will be updated once the programs are rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS | April 11, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 12, August 9, August 22
1:30-3 PM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Hear from those who know the Walt Disney Archives best in an exciting lecture series featuring topics such as “Inside the 20th Century Fox Collection,” “Weird Mickey,” “Disneyland: Fond Memories of the Past,” and “The Art of Disney Costuming,” among other topics related to the Archives.

SATURDAY | April 11, (11 AM - 12 PM) - 50 Years of the Walt Disney Archives: A Gold Mine of Fun Finds
Panel discussion featuring Ed Ovalle, Matt Moryc, Maggie Evenson, Rick Lorentz, Michael Buckhoff, Kevin Kern, Nicole Carroll and Becky Cline
Celebrate 50 years of preserving the magic with the Walt Disney Archives as the department’s team of dedicated archivists swap stories about favorite items from their legendary collections. From historical photos and documents, to artwork, costumes, and beyond – if you’re curious to learn more about the work of the team “behind the scenes” at the Archives, this is the presentation for you!

SATURDAY | April 25 - Walt Disney Archives Lecture Series: Inside the 20th Century Fox Collection

11 AM - 12 PM 
Presented by Lynne Drake, Senior Manager, Collections, Walt Disney Archives
Take a closer look inside the collection of 20th Century Fox, now a part of the Walt Disney Archives. See behind the scene photos, props, and artwork from films such as Cleopatra (1963), the Aliens Franchise, and The Shape of Water (2017).
SATURDAY | June 27 – “Weird Mickey” presented by Becky Cline
SUNDAY | July 12 – “Disneyland: Fond Memories Of the Past” presented by Becky Cline & Stacia Martin
SUNDAY | August 9 - Photo Library presentation
SATURDAY | August 22 - “The Art of Disney Costuming” book panel

Ticketed Event: Member or with paid museum admission $120 | General $180 PURCHASE SERIES PACKAGE

Public programming for the Bowers Museum is generously sponsored by the Cramer Family Trust.

*Please note that individual lecture tickets are also available for purchase

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

April 11, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


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TEL: 714.567.3600

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