Saturday, April 13, 2013

New sketches of the Museum of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...and a Saturday Snapshot :)



The current architectural rendering for The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. 
(©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Studio Pali Fekete architects©A.M.P.A.S.)

As some of you know we moved into the Third and Fairfax area in Los Angeles almost a year ago.
We are blessed to live between the original Farmers Market and trendy Grove shopping area a five minute walk to the north, and the LA Brea Tar Pits and fabulous LACMA, the Los Angeles County  Museum of Art just five minutes to the south. Everything we need is a walk away; a rarity for L.A. and paradise for former suburbanites like MLH and me.

And now we're one step closer to realizing the dream of a world-class museum devoted to the cinematic arts. The project is a joint venture between LACMA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The  LA Times has a terrific article that I won't even try to paraphrase here but  visit the link if you're interested. It's going to be amazing; a theater of course but also a diy studio, workshops with seasoned pros plus props and artifacts - oh, do go to the link and read it yourself; it's going to be sensational. These architectural drawings just blow me away; especially as this amazing building is going to be just down the block!
This is a picture I took this past summer. Every Friday during the warm months LACMA hosts jazz concerts in the evening. Crowds gather with picnics, kids running around and it's dog friendly too. I love it!

See more SATURDAY SNAPSHOT pictures at At Home with Books. Thanks as always Alyce for hosting such a fun meme.


12 comments:

  1. The academy looks like it will be a wonderful place to visit.

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    1. I just thought about the extra traffic in the area :(

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  2. Wow, your location does sound ideal. Driving is the worst thing about LA, right? I guess you'll be walking to the jazz concerts this summer. Here's Mine

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    1. Ugh, yeah. Driving; I'm doing so little of it I'm out of practice.

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  3. I spent one week in LA (in 2008) in a hotel near the Convention Center, to attend BEA. It was great being in LA and not having to drive anywhere. We walked to restaurants, shops, etc. It was definitely a different LA experience. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  4. Fascinating architecture for that museum -- how cool that you'll be so close to it!

    Here is my SATURDAY SNAPSHOT post.

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    1. I think it's going to be amazing - did you read about the interactive exhibition they say "will recreate the experience of real-life theatrical moviemaking" and will "allow visitors to make lasting memories while learning how to shoot and edit a film, light a set, oversee a voiceover session, score a film, overlay visual effects, color correct, become a Foley artist, utilize a green screen and more."
      What a blast!

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  5. Wow... what a wonderful new neighbor! The drawings are fantastic... like a futuristic planetarium. You're sooo lucky to be within walking distance to it. I might visit some day. :)

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    1. Let's set something on our calendars for 2017.

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  6. That museum looks fabulous!

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  7. That does look like it's going to be neat! Music in the park is always fun! :)

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  8. My last post is something that is different-which I did with another blogger,if you have time then please take a look maam.

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