Despite their storied history and undeniable cultural significance, the artistic value of animated works remains subject to debate, the more so because of the large commercial industry built around the process. Even when animation is recognized as art, teams of dozens, hundreds or even thousands of artists often go unnoticed and underappreciated.
Curated by S. Mackenzie Eastman, this exhibit celebrates the many artists behind animated productions large and small, present and past, big-budget and independent. It invites you to take a walk through the entire production process, from the earliest concept art to finalized designs, and get to know the diverse range of talents who bring these works to life. It highlights unseen stages of the animation process such as character design, environment art, and storyboards.
Admission is free. The gallery, located in William Rolland Stadium, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Image: Nicole Lim, Meeting the Wizard, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Redesign, digital. Courtesy of the artist.