The Disney Museum in San Francisco (in The Presidio) has a Mary Blair exhibit going through September 7th, 2014. I made a special trip into the City specifically for this exhibit. It was well worth the admission price and I could have easily spent all day at the museums. I am trying to figure out if I can go back up there again before it ends.Marc Davis exhibit) and walk around the staircase area and check out the floor, Mary's art table, etc...)
After you buy your ticket, follow the trains!
Look at the cut out decals on the wall!
The above sketch (as well as the two sketches below were done by fans in a guestbook on the second floor. These were some of my favorites.)
Note how the walls aren't painted but there are boards/panels that are painted in Mary's palette and attached to the walls.
I can't recommend the books that are out there about Mary Blair and her art enough. These are my favorites:
The other books mentioned are:
- The Colors of Mary Blair (my favorite of the Mary Blair books)
- Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books
- The Art and Flair of Mary Blair (this is a link to the updated edition which is a reprint with no new information.)
If you like this, you may enjoy an older post (with lots of links and photos) about Mary Blair.
I also have a Mary Blair pinterest board (that I hope to be adding to this summer.)
Any of these are on my wishlist (my favorite is this one.) Eventually I hope to get one of these, too. More artwork to dream about here and here.
The Magic of Mary Blair will keep you busy for some time!
Very big thanks to my friends, Connie and Meryl, for trekking there with me. It was a lot of fun and having you both there made it extra special!!!