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Friday, September 12, 2014

Museum of the Weird Group Tribute Art Show Sat

Museum of the Weird Group Tribute Art Show 
Sat., Aug 13 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia, Burbank, California
"Inspired by both the paranormal plans of the Haunted Mansion and the European tradition of the “cabinet of curiosities,” the Museum was to play host to an abundance of otherworldly oddities. Crump’s fanciful concept art lived up to the Imagineering name - a lizard with bells on its tail, two-headed dragons, a chair that stood up and talked to guests.

Gracey set about engineering many of Crump’s designs. The Museum was to be a spill area, an antechamber where guests awaited the beginning of the ride, but the plan dissolved along the way, and the Museum was never to be. A number of the concepts made it into the Mansion in some form - disappearing and reappearing spooks, the chair with a face, Madame Leota’s cart, the famous wallpaper.

On Saturday, September 13th, CREATURE FEATURES revisits this long-lingering concept with a group tribute show showcasing artwork from over 50 artists paying tribute to Crump & Gracey’s original visions.