During the 92nd academy awards ceremony, Tom Hanks announced that Renzo Piano’s academy museum for Motion Pictures in Los Angeles will open to the public on December 14, 2020. Billed as ‘the world’s premier film institution,’ detailed plans for the much-anticipated museum and theatre complex were first unveiled in late 2017 after construction began on site along Wilshire and Fairfax in 2015.
Major construction has been completed on the already iconic building designed by Italian Architect Renzo piano, the academy museum has recently announced that it has reached the 95 per cent mark in its $388 million pre-opening campaign, and installation of four floors of immersive, innovative exhibitions is now underway.
The Academy Museum director Bill Kramer states they cannot wait to welcome the whole world to the academy museum. When the doors open on December 14, the thrilling combination of exhibitions, screenings, and public and educational programs will create unparalleled experiences for movie lovers everywhere.
This is a museum that only the academy could create: exciting and illuminating; historic and contemporary. One should look forward to sharing the global reach of cinema.’
The dream of this museum will finally become a reality — a gathering place for filmmakers and movie fans from around the world, where we can share the Oscars legacy and further fulfil the academy’s mission to connect the world through cinema.’