Academy Museum of Motion Pictures reveals inaugural exhibitions

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has announced details about the first exhibitions we'll see at the new venue when it opens next year in Los Angeles.

The new museum will be dedicated to the art, and science, of movies.

"We want to convey the emotional and the imaginative power of film," said museum director Kerry Brougher. "We also want to look behind the screen. We want to pass through the screen to see how movies are made and movies evolved."

That's just one of the goals of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Those involved with bringing this museum to life announced some of the first exhibitions planned, including one tentatively titled "Where Dreams Are Made: A Journey inside the Movies."

The museum itself will offer 300,000 square feet of movie magic that will look at the past, present and future of film.

"This museum contains all the strange worlds of the movie," said Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Motion Picture Academy. "And you all will be able to walk into that world with the anticipation you feel when you're about to see a movie and you will leave that world with the satisfaction of being taken on a ride that you had not anticipated."

Another planned exhibit will include a complete look at the classic "The Wizard of Oz."

"Within this immersive gallery, visitors will experience the magic of the movie itself but also explore the process of its creation," said Deborah Horowitz, deputy director of creative content for the museum. "Whether it's the visual effects, costume, hair and makeup, everything that worked together to create unforgettable characters and story.

Also on the horizon, a celebration of the work of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.

"It's the first time that visitors in the U.S. will have the opportunity to admire his full body of work in one place," said Jessica Niebel, Academy Museum curator.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is due to open in late 2019 in LA's Mid-City neighborhood.
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