Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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Future museum location at the 1939 Streamline Moderne May Company building

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is a future museum in Los Angeles, California currently under construction. It is scheduled to open in 2017 and 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.

The Academy Museum will be located next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) campus in the historic 1939 May Company building on Wilshire Boulevard, which will be extensively expanded and renovated to accommodate the museum. The expansion and architectural plans were designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and innovative contemporary architect Zoltan Pali.

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.

The project is led by Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum, and Bill Kramer, Managing Director of the Academy Museum.


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