Mickey Mouse celebrates his nineteenth birthday. To mark this event an exhibition explores his influence on art and pop culture.
The interactive exhibition in New York, where Mickey saw the daylight, although he was born in Los Angeles in 1928, is inspired by Mickey’s status and his consistent impact on the arts and creativity in all its forms.
The mouse turned world famous in the Thirties and symbolizes American cultural history, political and social developments. His triumph started on November 18th, 1928, the Colony Theatre in New York, depicted behind the steering wheel of steamship Willy.
He became popular soon afterwards in Europe as well. Mickey changed various times during his long life, expressing the American way of life of the past ninety years.
“ It was all started by a mouse” should Walt Disney later say. Happy birthday Mickey. Further information: https://partners.disney.com/mickey-the-true-original-exhibition