From Concept to Creation: DreamWorks feature Focus animation of the March 2022 Spokane exhibit | Arts

SPOKANE – Shrek and his animated friends from Dreamworks arrive in Spokane in March 2022.

This is because the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane and the Australian Center for the Moving Image in Melbourne, Australia have chosen Spokane as the site of the very first American destination to present “DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Journey from Sketch to Screen. “

From directors of animated films such as “Shrek”, “Madagascar”, “Kung Fu Panda”, “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Trolls”, the exhibition celebrates more than 25 years of DreamWorks animation.

The Spokane-based show will run from March 19 to September 7. 5, 2022. The museum is located at 2316 W First Ave.

Wes Jessup, executive director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, said there was plenty for viewers to do.

“We are delighted to present ‘DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition’ for the first time in the United States. It is an honor for the MAC to offer this in-depth look at DreamWorks’ visionary approach to animation. We look forward to attracting visitors from across the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada to Spokane for this exhibit perfect for families and fans, students, art lovers and creatives, ”a Jessup said in a statement.

Created by ACMI, in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, the exhibition which began to travel the world in 2015 offers the very first in-depth exploration of the studio’s collaborative and visionary approach to animation, art, technology. and storytelling.

Located at 2316 W First Ave., the MAC was founded in 1916 and is a regional museum of history, culture and art affiliated with the Smithsonian. Its extensive permanent collection of Plateau tribal art and artifacts, regional art and historical artifacts, and its archives reflect the past, present and future of the Northwest interior.

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