@TheAcademy Museum Announces 2022-2023 Exhibitions

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces New Exhibitions
Scheduled for the 2022-2023 Season

Upcoming Exhibitions Will Include Galleries Devoted to
The Godfather, Agns Varda, BOYZ N THE HOOD, Lourdes Portillo,
Casablanca, the historical past of Black Cinema from 18981971,
and Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer

Hollywoodland Will Become the Museums First Permanent Exhibition
and Will Showcase the Founding and Founders of the Film Industry in Los Angeles


Los Angeles, March 21, 2022The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures as we speak introduced the primary spherical of exhibition rotations, that are scheduled for the 20222023 season. These rotations additional the museums mission to advance the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema by means of dynamic and various exhibitions.

Beginning this summer time, the Academy Museum will open the expansive exhibition Regeneration: Black Cinema 18981971, which is able to discover the historical past of Black cinema, from its earliest days to only after the civil rights motion. In the autumn, the museum will open galleries dedicated to Francis Ford Coppolas The Godfather (1972) and the influences of French filmmaker Agns Varda. In early 2023, a number of new exhibitions will open, together with areas devoted to BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991), Casablanca (1942), documentarian Lourdes Portillo, and the collaborative work of manufacturing designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer. In late spring 2023, the Academy Museum will open its first everlasting exhibition, Hollywoodland , chronicling the founding and the founders of the Hollywood studio system in Los Angeles. In addition, new objects, photos, and interviews will likely be added to quite a few galleries, together with Gregory Pecks Oscar for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), storyboards and scripts from Hitchcocks Rebecca (1940) and The Birds (1963), costumes designed by Travis Banton, Edith Head, and Ann Roth, and interviews with movie editors Maysie Hoy, Carol Littleton, and Sam Pollard, amongst others.

Concurrently, the Academy Museum’s public spacesthe Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, the Ted Mann Lobby, the Netflix Lounge, the Walt Disney Company Piazza, the Dolby Family Terrace, the Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman Mezzanine, and the backbone of the museumwill be refreshed by Kulapat Yantrasast and WHY Architecture. Incorporating cinematic parts and moments of digital engagement and connectivity, these areas will likely be designed to extra deeply improve the customer expertise.


Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum

Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum, mentioned, The historical past of movie is endlessly wealthy and various, which is why we envisioned the exhibitions of the Academy Museum as a regularly evolving set of installations and digital content material. We are delighted to current a brand new spherical of tales, explorations, shifting photos, props, and different objects that discover the various sides of moviemaking from the founding of Hollywood to current day. These rotations give our guests many great causes to come back again, whereas providing a rare invitation to others to interact with the museum.


Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum

Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum, mentioned, In our core exhibition, we’re excited to proceed providing a large number of views on movie and filmmaking, drawing on the unequalled sources of our assortment. These new exhibitions distinction two totally different variations of a basic movie with Casablanca and BOYZ N THE HOOD. They spotlight other ways wherein administrators can encourage others with Coppolas landmark The Godfather and the iconoclastic Agns Varda. And they showcase two strikingly totally different approaches to the filmmaking course of with the fierce independence of Lourdes Portillo and the deep collaboration of Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer. In addition, the epic exhibition Regeneration: Black Cinema 18981971 will invite guests to discover the broad vary of Black participation in filmmaking courting again to the start of cinema, whereas Hollywoodland will assist guests higher perceive how and why Hollywoods studio system was created right here in Los Angeles.

Information on upcoming exhibition rotations comply with under.

In August, the Academy Museum will open Regeneration: Black Cinema 18981971 a research-driven, in-depth take a look at Black participation in American filmmaking.It will spotlight the work of impartial Black filmmakers from the daybreak of cinema to the civil rights motion. The exhibition will elevate this underrepresented side of creative manufacturing and current a extra inclusive story about movie historical past.Featured artists embody Lena Horne, Sidney Poitier, Paul Robeson, William Greaves, Josephine Baker, theNicholas Brothers, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, and extra. The exhibition is co-organized by Doris Berger, Vice President of Curatorial Affairs for the Academy Museum and Rhea L. Combs, Director of Curatorial Affairs on the National Portrait Gallery. Additional particulars will likely be introduced quickly.

Opening in late Spring 2023, Hollywoodland will hint the historical past of filmmaking in Los Angeles again to its roots in the beginning of the twentieth century, illustrating how and why town grew to become the world capital of cinema that it nonetheless is as we speak.This immersive gallery will convey the evolving topography of Los Angeles alongside the timeline of the growing film trade, permitting guests to really feel a tangible proximity to this wealthy historical past and inspiring additional exploration of the citys landmarks upon departing the Academy Museum.The exhibition will give attention to the predominantly Jewish founders of the early Hollywood studio system, delving into how their private narratives formed the distinct traits of the flicks their respective studios produced. It will foreground the methods wherein the start of the American movie industryand subsequently the projected depiction of the American Dreamis really an immigrant story. In addition to highlighting the origins of the studios generally generally known as The Majors, the exhibition can even discover the impartial producers working in Hollywood within the early 1900s.Among these studios and producers, there are high-stakes tales of ingenuity that may interact guests and supply a deeper understanding of Hollywood historical past. The exhibition is organized by Associate Curator Dara Jaffe in collaboration with Associate Curator of Digital Presentations Gary Dauphin.

Like cinema itself, the galleries of the museums core exhibition Stories of Cinema will evolve and alter over time to spotlight totally different motion pictures, artists, eras, genres, and extra. Following are new rotations that will likely be offered within the 20222023 season in Stories of Cinema.

The Art of Moviemaking: The Godfather, will open on November 3, 2022 and can showcase the collaborative strategy of the making of this masterpiece by means of a big selection of unique objects, photos, and tales. In 1972, director Francis Ford Coppolas interpretation of Mario Puzos widespread novel supplied an operatic and poignant reflection on the American Dream that not solely radically reworked the moviegoing expertise, but additionally the moviemaking course of. Featured costumes, props, scripts, and gear will spotlight the contributions of every cinematic department, exploring how they innovated amidst the restrictions and freedoms of New Hollywood. Object highlights embody Don Corleone’s desk and chair utilized in The Godfather Trilogy, Coppolas unique Godfather pocket book, and a dressing up worn by Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II. This exhibition is organized by Assistant Curator Sophia Serrano. Leading as much as The Godfather gallery rotation, the Academy Museum Store will likely be releasing an unique limited-edition The Godfather LP in partnership with Amoeba Records. The album will characteristic music from The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and can embody music fromthe trilogy. Pre-order your copy as we speak at academymuseumstore.org.

Also opening on November 3 is Directors Inspiration: Agns Varda. Rather than drawing inspiration from different filmmakers or movies, Varda was influenced by her life, experiences, and the world round her. As a outcome, her work is undeniably private. This gallery will spotlight her influences and movies from her six-decade lengthy profession starting from La Pointe Courte (1955) to Varda by Agns (2019). A photographer previous to changing into a filmmaker, the gallery will discover Vardas time behind the nonetheless digicam together with prints, contact sheets, and images associated manufacturing supplies. From her years dwelling in Los Angeles to her familial relationships, the autobiographical parts that permeate all facets of Vardas filmography will likely be represented utilizing private postcards, props, household images, and different manufacturing supplies. Additionally, Vardas profession as a wonderful artist and her longstanding love of artwork historical past which influenced a lot of her movies will likely be explored utilizing manufacturing notebooks, posters, and a mannequin for certainly one of her cinema shack installations. This exhibition is organized by Vice President of Curatorial Affairs Doris Berger and Assistant Curator Ana Santiago.

In February 2023, the Significant Movies and Moviemakers gallery will reopen with a four-gallery expertise that may showcase the basic drama Casablanca (1942), the groundbreaking movie BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991), the collaboration between manufacturing designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer, and documentarian Lourdes Portillo .

The museums celebration of Casablanca will characteristic unique manufacturing objects highlighting beloved characters, settings, music, and the cinematic virtuosity that made the 1942 movie certainly one of Hollywoods most enduring classics.The gallery will discover the inflow of European migrs who contributed their abilities each in entrance of and behind the digicam, echoing the narrative themes of the movie itself.Though Casablanca is a timeless piece of cinema in its romance and artistry, it is usually meaningfully and inextricably tied to the context of its war-time manufacturing throughout a refugee crisisa context this gallery will search for example. This exhibition is organized by Associate Curator Dara Jaffe.

The BOYZ N THE HOOD gallery will discover the 1991 film’s groundbreaking depiction of Black life in South Los Angeles, in addition to its lasting impression in widespread tradition. The area will spotlight writer-director John Singletons distinctive imaginative and prescient for the movie, for which he grew to become each the primary African American and the youngest individual ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. This gallery can even highlight the bigger forged and crew, together with Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, and Angela Bassett, and present the pivotal function the movie performed, not solely of their careers, but additionally in ushering in a brand new technology of Black expertise in Hollywood. This gallery is organized by Research Assistants Esme Douglas and Manouchka Kelly Labouba.

Longtime collaborators production designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer have translated a various array of durations and areas to display screen. From bringing to life Leo Tolstoys well-known novel in Anna Karenina (2012), to depicting Winston Churchills struggle room in Darkest Hour (2017), this gallery will highlight Greenwood and Spencers collaboration and provides a glimpse into their design course of. Objects corresponding to analysis supplies, manufacturing design drawings, and a set mannequin will likely be featured within the gallery, organized by Ana Santiago.

A gallery dedicated to Lourdes Portillo will spotlight the life and profession of this important documentarian, visible artist, journalist, and activist. Born in Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, Portillo’s documentaries mix experimental and conventional modes of storytelling to forefrontissues of id and social justice within the US and Latin America.This gallery focuses on key initiatives together withLas Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo (1985),La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead (1988), The Devil Never Sleeps (1994), and Seorita Extraviada/Missing YoungWoman (2001).This gallery is organized by Sophia Serrano.

Also throughout the 2022-2023 season, new objects and media chosen from the huge assortment of the Academy, in addition to loans from personal collections, will go on view all through the Stories of Cinema galleries.

This spring, the Inventing Worlds and Characters galleries which are devoted to animation and results will characteristic: new works highlighting the impartial animation of John and Faith Hubley together with character animation, cel setup, and backgrounds from Moonbird (1959) and Cockaboody (1974); new cels from Katsuhiro Otomos Akira (1988); idea drawings by Ray Harryhausen for Jason and the Argonauts (1963); and idea drawings by Georges Mlis for The Conquest of the Pole ( la conqute du ple, 1912).

In November, the Identity gallery will characteristic costumes worn by Elizabeth Taylor in A Place within the Sun (1951) designed by Edith Head; Olivia Coleman as Queen Anne in The Favourite (2018), designed by Sandy Powell; Tilda Swinton as Madame Blanc in Suspiria (2018) designed by Giulia Piersanti; and Richard Pryor as Charlie Snow in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1973), designed by Bernard Johnson. The gallery will spotlight famend make-up artist Ken Diaz and legendary costume designer Ann Roth by means of in-depth case research of their work.

In spring 2023, new additions to the gallery will embody costumes worn by Anna May Wong as Tu Tuan in Limehouse Blues (1934), designed by Travis Banton; Carmen Miranda as Rosita Rivas in Weekend in Havana (1941), designed by Gwen Wakeling; Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep (1946), designed by Leah Rhodes; Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce (1946), designed by Milo Anderson; and Marlon Brando as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), designed by Moss Mabry.

In November, the Academy Awards History gallery will showcase Gregory Pecks Oscar for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), the Elie Saab robe worn by Halle Berry to the 74th Academy Awards in 2002, the tuxedo worn by Francis Ford Coppola to the forty fifth Academy Awards in 1973, and the Swarovski-studded vegan leather-based jacket worn by costume designer Jenny Beavan to the 88th Academy Awards in 2016.

In November, the Story gallery, devoted to showcasing the creation and improvement of story in cinema, will spotlight case research on Hitchcocks variations of Daphne du Mauriers writing: Rebecca (1940) and The Birds (1963). The Rebecca examine will take a look at the function producer David O. Selznick performed in bringing the movie to the display screen, in addition to the significance of Kay Brown, Selznicks East Coast Story Editor, and author Joan Harrison. The Birds set up will give attention to Evan Hunters script and Harold Michelsons storyboards of the now iconic sequence exterior the schoolhouse.

Additional new objects from movies spanning the silent period to the current day embody script pages from Stella Dallas (1925), written by Frances Marion; script pages from Adams Rib (1949), written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin; notebooks and script pages for Mosquita y Mari (2012), written and directed by Aurora Guerrero; and script notes and script pages from Queen and Slim (2019), written by Lena Waithe.

In spring 2023, the Image gallerywhich already consists of important interviews and the works of many cinematographers, manufacturing designers, and set decoratorswill be expanded to incorporate conversations with movie editors Carol Littleton, Maysie Hoy, and Sam Pollard. These vital interviews are from the Academy Oral History Collection.

Visiting the Academy Museum
Tickets to the Academy Museum can be found solely by means of advance on-line reservations by way of the Academy Museums web site and cellular app. General admission tickets for the museums exhibitions are $25 for adults, $19 for seniors (age 62+), and $15 for college kids. Admission for guests ages 17 and youthful, and for California residents with an EBT, card is free.

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