October 17, 2021 – Community Day – Academy Museum – Los Angeles, CA.

I watched this building going up, so when I got the invite I was so pleased. This is a monumental time for The Academy and all of its member and non-members. The museum is a gorgeous show place for movies, museumgoers, historians, and aficionados, just about everyone. It all takes place in the Fairfax District in the old May Company building, what more could you want.

Here are some of the areas, places of interest, and architectural wonders of The Academy Museum: Disney Company Piazza, Barbra Streisand Bridge, Sidney Pottier Grand Lobby, Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman Terrace, David Geffen Theater, Dolby Family Terrace, Tea Room and Wilshire Terrace, and Tedd Mann Terrace. For me my happy place was walking over The Barbra Streisand Bridge to Neverland AKA Dolby Family Terrace. The views are amazing and I was just so happy to finally be standing on what I saw being built, really astounding.

Some of the exhibits included: Stories of Cinema, backdrop, an invisible art, The Oscars Experience, The Path to Cinema, Highlights from the Richard Blazer Collection, Hayao Miyazaki, Regeneration – Black Cinema 1898 – 1971. I have to say that my favorite fun experiences are getting an Oscar and having it videotaped in The Oscar Experience. I also just loved seeing The Wizard of Oz exhibit – with the original ruby red slippers, and Spike Lee’s own collection was very exhilarating as well.

Located in the landmarked and newly restored Wilshire May Company building (now the Saban Building), their 300,000-square-foot museum features more than 50,000 square feet of gallery space, two film and performance theaters, dynamic indoor/outdoor event spaces, and the spectacular rooftop Dolby Family Terrace with magnificent views of the Hollywood Hills—an elegant setting to host both intimate and high-profile special events.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. Global in outlook and grounded in the unparalleled collections and expertise of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Museum offers exceptional exhibitions and programs that illuminate the world of cinema. They are immersive and dynamic and tell the many stories of the movies—their art, technology, artists, history, and social impact—through a variety of diverse and engaging voices. The Academy Museum will tell complete stories of moviemaking—celebratory, educational, and sometimes critical or uncomfortable. Designed by Pritzker Prize—winning architect Renzo Piano, the Academy Museum’s seven floors feature exhibition spaces, education and special event spaces, a conservation studio, a café, and a museum store. In addition, the museum’s 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater and 288-seat Ted Mann Theater will present a year-round calendar of screenings, film series, member programs, panel discussions, family programs, and symposia. Programs will include retrospectives and thematic series that illuminate the artistic and cultural contributions of an international selection of movie artists.   Every decision made at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures reflects a carefully crafted set of guiding principles that begins with the Mission Statement. These extend into the design of its exhibitions, the development of its public and educational programs, the creation of its publications, the hiring and growth of its staff, and the development of its board of trustees and committees.   You must also visit their store, Academy Museum Store located in the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby. A nice membership perk: museum members receive a 10% discount year-round and a special 20% discount during seasonal member shopping days.   On this amazing day, lucky invitees enjoyed the Museums hosted lunch and drinks, which were done by many of our local Hispanic restaurants, all so tasty and delightful. Los Angeles has some truly fantastic cultural experiences; this one is at the top of my list. It is just a must see!   Academy Museum 6067 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 930-3000   Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 10am–6pm Friday to Saturday: 10am-8pm   https://www.academymuseum.org/en/calendar academymuseumstore.org. #AcademyMuseum.

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