AMPAS Museum to Open in 2019 with Miyazaki Exhibit
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced on Tuesday that its planned Los Angeles museum will open in 2019 with an inaugural exhibit showcasing the work of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, known for his animated works including ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘My Neighbor Totoro.’
AMPAS’ “opening temporary exhibition will be an unprecedented U.S. retrospective of famed Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, curated by Jessica Niebel in collaboration with Studio Ghibli,” the museum said in a statement.
The exhibit will feature sketches, storyboards, and character designs from Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films. The gift shop will also stock Ghibli merchandise for the duration of the exhibit.
Two of the museum’s six floors will be a permanent exhibition featuring “Where Dreams Are Made: A Journey Inside the Movies” on the evolution and cultural impact of cinema that will feature production materials from beloved movies such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “Psycho” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
The $388 million museum promises to be “the world’s premier institution devoted to exploring the art and science of movies and movie-making.”