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Bernini in the Theme Park—How Art Informs the Design of Modern Entertainment


Find out how high art inspires populist art when the Getty hosts Joe Rohde, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, in conversation with Richard Rand, associate director for collections at the Getty Museum. They will discuss how theme park designers find inspiration in the visual vocabulary of great historical artists, like Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Claude Lorraine, and Casper David Friedrich.

Rohde has worked on numerous design projects at Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World, where he oversaw the design and construction of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including its new attraction Pandora -The World of Avatar.