New Renzo Piano-Designed Building for the Academy Museum of Motion PicturesThe Academy Museum of Motion Pictures yesterday released preliminary programming plans for its new location in LA’s Miracle Mile district, within the May Company Building on Wilshire Boulevard, with a new adjacent a 140-foot-tall glass and steel orb-shaped structure housing a 1,000-seat theater and large terrace and overlooking the Hollywood hills. The main building will include two floors devoted to permanent exhibitions surveying the evolution of filmmaking, with another for rotating exhibitions. The theater within the dome will be equipped to show 35mm, 70mm, and nitrate film prints. As the exhibits incorporate a vast array of kinds of displays and media, our friends at Renzo Piano Building Workshop set about making the spaces as flexible as possible, while also bearing in mind Museum director Kerry Brougher’s desire for an immersive experience for visitors.
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