What the Academy Museum Means For Los Angeles

Celebrating our Hometown Industry

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be a significant and vital addition to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles—a city that has developed alongside the creation of our motion pictures industry. The Academy Museum will be the first in the nation dedicated solely to the art, craft, business, and history of movies on such a large scale. It will celebrate the industry that defines Los Angeles while providing incredible cultural, historical, and entertainment resources to Angelenos and out-of-town visitors alike. Hollywood and the film industry have shaped culture and creativity around the world, and the Museum will explore these contributions through groundbreaking exhibitions and innovative programming.

Creating a Beacon for Cultural Tourism 

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world's premier film museum and one of Los Angeles's leading cultural institutions. The entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles has more museums and theaters than any city in the U.S. The Academy Museum will join world class museums including the Getty Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in attracting visitors from all over the world. The Academy Museum will provide a much needed destination for cultural tourists looking to celebrate the magic and imagination of Hollywood and the movies. 

Embracing Sustainability, Walkability & Mass Transit

Located on the northeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, the LEED-certified Academy Museum will be in the heart of Los Angeles's Museum Row. Academy Museum visitors will be able to enjoy myriad nearby institutions within walking distance, including LACMA, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Petersen Automotive Museum, and Craft and Folk Art Museum. Numerous dining, shopping, lodging, and nightlife options are within walking distance or a short bus ride from the Museum. The Museum will also be accessible by bicycle and several Metro bus lines: the 20 and 720 on Wilshire, and 217, 2817, and 780 on Fairfax all stop within half a block of the Museum.

In 2023 Metro's Westside Subway Extension of the Purple line will add a new station at Wilshire and Fairfax, making the Museum easily accessible to thousands of Angelenos.

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