L.A. Museum News: The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Posted on January 26th, 2014 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz

Los Angeles Museum News…

There is always room for one more museum to raise the bar for all of our cultural and entertainment venues in Los Angeles.  Thanks to our Hollywood heroes, Geffen, Spielberg, and Katzenberg,  the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will set the new standard in innovation and presentation of our beloved Hollywood film history.

As an “Academy Museum Insider” I am lucky to get updates and be posted on the progress of the development of the museum.  I asked if I could share this information with you and of course, I received a resounding, “Yes!” from Bill Kramer, managing director of the academy’s museum project.

For your review and information, you can find the Winter 2014 Project Update book here (pdf). It showcases the current floor plans and renderings for the Academy Museum, highlights new acquisitions from their collection, and presents the latest list of Founding Supporters.

Over the next year, the designs for the Academy Museum will be completed, curatorial and exhibitions plans will be developed, and all public approvals needed to move into construction will be attained. The museum is on target to open in 2017.


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will contain over 290,000 square feet of state-of-the-art galleries, exhibition spaces, movie theaters, educational areas, and special event spaces. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier museum devoted to exploring and curating the history and future of the moving image.

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and innovative contemporary architect Zoltan Pali, the Academy Museum will be located next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) campus in the landmarked 1939 May Company building on Wilshire Boulevard.

The Museum will curate and present the work of Oscar winners and nominees, as well as the legions of global artists who make movies. The Museum will provide interactive, immersive, and engaging exhibitions that will pull back the curtain on moviemaking and highlight the history and future of the arts and sciences of film.

Learn more here:

Spielberg and Katzenberg give $10 million each to L.A. film museum


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