on view: the academy museum of motion pictures

Depending on who you talked to, last night’s Oscars ceremony was funny, crass, rude, irreverent, and full of surprises. Everyone would probably agree that it was too long. But the one thing that made my museum/movie nerd heart beat a bit faster was the blink-and-you’d-miss-it nod to The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Scheduled to open in 2016 in the May Company building on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art campus, the museum will take full advantage of its planned 270,000 square feet of public programming space to display the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences‘ envious collection of movie-related artifacts which includes (among many, many other things) 140,000 films and videos and 10 million photographs. Now I’m even more excited about planning a trip to Los Angeles’ Museum Row!