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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Congratulations to all the Oscar nominees and winners!

We visited The Academy Museum located in Museum Row in Los Angeles. They are currently exhibiting the following: Stories of CinemaThe Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer CollectionRegeneration: Black Cinema, 1898–1971, and Backdrop: An Invisible Art.

See film history through
the lens of artifacts.
The Academy Awards
Backdrop: An Invisible Art, which spotlights a monumental backdrop—the iconic Mt. Rushmore backing from Hitchcock’s North by Northwest—considering both its artistry and its contested imagery. “

The exhibitions contain West by Northwest film backdrops. Learn about how set designers create movie magic.

They are located at 6067 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036. Schedule your visit on Sunday to Thursday: 10am–6pm and
Friday to Saturday: 10am–8pm.

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