As part of last night’s 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, actor Tom Hanks announced to the audience in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and to broadcast viewers around the world, that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open to the public on Monday, December 14th, 2020. Hanks made the announcement in his capacity as museum trustee and co-chair of the Academy Museum campaign, along with co-chair Annette Bening and chair Bob Iger.
Commenting on this evening’s announcement, Ron Meyer, chair of the Academy Museum Board of Trustees and Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal, said, “This is a museum that only the Academy could create: exciting and illuminating; historic and contemporary. We look forward to sharing the global reach of cinema.”
Details will continue to unfold as the Museum opening inches closer. Major construction has been completed on the Academy Museum’s main structure, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano and located on Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile. The Academy Museum recently announced that it has reached the 95% mark in its $388 million pre-opening campaign, and installation of four floors of exhibitions that are described as immersive and innovative, has commenced.