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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.