Despite a long, storied history and undeniable cultural significance, the artistic value of animated works has long been subject to debate, now more than ever with a multi-million-dollar commercial industry built around the process. Even when animation is recognized as an art, all too often the teams of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of artists behind an animated work go unnoticed and under-appreciated.
This exhibit seeks to remedy that, recognizing and celebrating the many artists of animated productions large and small, modern and historical, big-budget and independent. We invite 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 animated works to life. Pieces include normally unseen images such as character design, environment art, and storyboards.