In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State
Oil on canvas
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Overall: 34 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (87 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
The cane is an original piece of Disney memorabilia from 1939. The handle, a carved head of the original design of Mickey Mouse, was sold to promote the cartoon movies. This cane was produced at the peak of Mickey Mouse's popularity, right before Snow White was to change the history of American movies and for animation.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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