The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the first of its kind in the United States-the largest museum devoted to the art and science of moviemaking.
Located in Los Angeles, California, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the art and science of moviemaking. The museum opened in September 2021, after it pushed back the opening for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since then, there have been two annual fundraiser galas with the third one coming up on October 14. Both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA have allowed the event to move forward, even as their strikes continue.
Last Tuesday, the museum announced that it would be honoring Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, and Sofia Coppola at this year’s gala.
Streep will be receiving the Icon Award, celebrating the global cultural impact of her career. Jordan will be given the Vantage Award, which honors emerging artists who are helping to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.
Meanwhile, Winfrey is getting the Pillar Award, acknowledging her exemplary leadership and support for the Academy Museum. And lastly, Coppola will receive the Visionary Award for her innovations that have advanced the art of cinema.
“The evening will help raise vital funds to support museum exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programming,” the Academy Museum wrote in its announcement.
Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, Academy Award-winning actor Halle Berry, as well as Academy Museum Trustees Ryan Murphy and Dr. Eric Esrailian are co-chairing the gala.
Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the Academy Museum consists of seven floors featuring exhibition spaces, special event spaces, a conservation studio, a café, and a museum store.
The Shirley Temple Education Studio hosts workshops for teens, schools, and families. Additionally, the museum’s David Geffen Theater and Ted Mann Theater present year-round screenings and other insightful programs.
Images via Instagram @academymuseum.