The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the new multimillion-dollar project that will arrive at Hollywood. Check out all the details in this article.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the new multimillion-dollar project that will arrive at Hollywood. Check out all the details in this article. Read on to discover all about it.
The museum was commissioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that awards the Oscars, and work began four years ago. Renzo Piano is the star architect behind the design, which will outfit a former luxury department store from 1939 with a futuristic dome and a gigantic movie theater. Projected construction costs have doubled to roughly $390 million.
The most iconic objects of the seventh art in one place: after 8 years of construction, in September the museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood opens. It will feature 90,000 classic movie items, 12 million photographs, 80,000 scripts, 50,000 posters and 20,000 designs and sketches, among other gems.
Bela Lugosi's cape in Dracula, Dorothy's shoes in "The Wizard of Oz", Bruce the shark from Spilberg's classic: The museum opens with exhibitions curated by Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodovar, Spike lee and a retrospective dedicated to Hayao Miyasaki by Studio Ghibli.
"The dream of this museum will finally come true, a meeting place for filmmakers and movie fans from around the world, where we can share the legacy of the Oscars and continue to fulfill the Academy's mission of connecting the world through film", says Academy Executive Director Dawn Hudson.
The building, designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, has 6 floors and is located between Fairfax and La Brea avenues in Los Angeles. It has, in addition to the exhibition spaces, the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater, the Shirley Temple Educational Studio, spaces for special events, conservation areas, a cafe and a store.