King Kong at Ninety: Visualization in the Art of Stop-Motion Animation, Eastern Michigan University
King Kong turns 90 years old this year. Ray Harryhausen’s greatest influence, and a film that changed the face of cinema forever.
The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation will be contributing to a celebration of this iconic picture at Eastern Michigan University from January 23 – February 23. Entitled ‘King Kong at Ninety: Visualization in the Art of Stop-Motion Animation’, the exhibition will feature original artwork by Willis O’Brien, Ray Harryhausen, Mario Larrinaga, Byron Crabbe, Jim Danforth, Charles R. Knight and many others. Pictured here is a preview of the front and back of the exhibition’s catalogue.
Foundation Collections Manager Connor Heaney will take part in two special events as part of this landmark exhibition:
Feb. 7, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Connor Heaney (Collections Manager of The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation), “An Introduction to the Archive of The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.”
Feb. 8, 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM: Key speaker event for the King Kong At 90: Visualization in the Art of Stop Motion Animation art exhibit with a panel of guest speakers: Greg Kulon (LA-based independent scholar and researcher of the history of stop-motion animation), Connor Heaney (Collections Manager of The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, Edinburgh, UK.), and Ben Harry (Curator of Audiovisual Materials and Media Arts History of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections of Brigham Young University).
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