Calm Morning: Beetlejuice

Calm Morning: Beetlejuice

Join us for sensory-friendly gallery exploration and a family workshop inspired by the accommodative screening of Beetlejuice (1988).

Calm Morning is a free program with the purchase of general admission. Museum admission for children ages 17 and under is always free.

We invite visitors to our Calm Morning program on Saturday, January 28, from 9am to 1pm, with a focus on the film Beetlejuice  (1988). ASL interpretation will be provided.

9–10am | Early Gallery Access
Explore the Inventing Worlds and Characters: Animation and Effects galleries in our Stories of Cinema exhibition, on Level 3, where sound and lighting adjustments will be made for a more sensory-friendly viewing experience.

10–11am | Family Workshop
Visit the Shirley Temple Education Studio for a family workshop inspired by Beetlejuice (1988). Join us for a Beetlejuice transformation makeup demonstration from Academy Award-winning hair and makeup artists Yolanda Toussieng and Steve La Porte.

In addition to the Calm Morning program, we encourage visitors to attend our accommodative, open-caption screening of Beetlejuice at 11am in the Ted Mann Theater. The screening is part of our weekly Family Matinees film series. A separate admission ticket is required.

The Shirley Temple Education Studio will remain open during the screening as a space for relaxation and continued art making until 1pm.

Steve La Porte is an Academy Award-winning makeup artist. He won the Oscar for Makeup for his work in Beetlejuice (1988) at the 61st Academy Awards. He is also known for his work on Hocus Pocus (1993), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). La Porte has worked in the entertainment industry for 47 years. He has since retired from makeup work and has taken on new projects in education, writing, and product development.

Yolanda Toussieng is a two-time Academy Award-winning makeup artist. Her first win for Makeup was for the film Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) at the 66th Academy Awards and second was for the film Ed Wood (1994) at the 67th Academy Awards. She is also known for her work on Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Matilda (1996), and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), among many others. Toussieng’s highly acclaimed career of over 40 years includes her work as Hair Department Head, Hairstylist, Key Hair Stylist, Hair Supervisor, and Hair Designer.

If you have any questions, or need assistance planning your visit, please email 

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