The new Academy Museum gets a launch party at LACMA

We had a ball cruising the room at the inaugural celebration for the future home of The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the historic Wilshire May Company Building in Los Angeles. Many film and arts-world leaders and celebs were in attendance. Slideshow here:

The inaugural celebration for the future home of The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the historic Wilshire May Company Building in Los Angeles.

Display at the future home of The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the historic Wilshire May Company Building in Los Angeles.

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson (left), Design Architect of The Academy Museum Renzo Piano (center) and Academy Governor Kathleen Kennedy

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson (left), Design Architect of the Academy Museum Renzo Piano (center) and Academy Governor Kathleen Kennedy

Jeffrey Katzenberg (left), Academy Governor Kathleen Kennedy (left center), Academy CEO Dawn Hudson (right center) and Laura Dern during the inaugur on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the

(From left to right): Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner Jeffrey Katzenberg, Academy Governor Kathleen Kennedy, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and Laura Dern.

Bob Iger (left), Chair of The Academy Museum, Michael Govan (center) and Brian Grazer

Bob Iger (left), Chair of The Academy Museum, Michael Govan, LACMA CEO & Director (center) and Brian Grazer

Annette Bening (left), Co-Chair of The Academy Museum, Warren Beatty (center) and Academy Governor Jim Gianopulos

Annette Bening (left), Co-Chair of the Academy Museum, Warren Beatty (center) and Academy Governor Jim Gianopulos

Warren Beatty during the inaugural celebration for the future home of The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the historic Wilshire May Company Building in Los Angeles.

Warren Beatty

John Landis (left) and Deborah Nadoolman

John Landis and Deborah Nadoolman

Jason Schwartzman (left), Ellen Harrington (center), Academy Director of Exhibitions and Special Events, and Academy Governor John Lasseter

Jason Schwartzman (left), Ellen Harrington (center), Academy Director of Exhibitions and Special Events, and Academy Governor John Lasseter

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Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali rendering for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, looking south along Fairfax Avenue

photos: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S., Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.


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