Fred Jones to screen 'Alice in Wonderland,' host 'un-birthday party'
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will hold a screening of the 1951 Disney classic “Alice in Wonderland” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sandy Bell Gallery as a part of the exhibition, “A Century of Magic: The Animation of Walt Disney Studios.”
“This is the fifth film the museum has screened since opening the exhibition of Disney animation cels on March 3,” said Susan Baley, director of education at the museum.
It will be the final screening in conjunction with the Disney exhibition. However, the museum will hold a family day program Aug. 26 with free admission to the museum so families can participate in free art activities, Baley said.
After the screening, the museum will host a Wonderland-themed “un-birthday party" in the Disney exhibition and the classroom. Baley said “Alice in Wonderland” was chosen specifically so that the museum could host an “un-birthday party" afterward, as it relates to the movie.
The party will provide light refreshments, including cupcakes, sandwiches fruit and citrus punch, she said. There also will be a giant chess set and playing cards set up for visitors to play. A pair of art activities will teach visitors to make a Cheshire Cat grin and an Alice in Wonderland rubber stamping.
The Disney exhibition will be open through Sept. 2.