For a long time, many years in fact, The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks could never have happened. In the first place, traditional museums have not often regarded the world of theme parks, or the artworks and artists behind them, as “legitimate” subjects for their sacred halls. Personally, I never quite understood this attitude, because World’s Fairs and International Expositions have traditionally “showcased” great art and artists.
–Marty Sklar, The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing Disney’s Theme Parks, 1997. Page 13.
So, is the Disney theme park art?