The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Exhibits

Entrance of the Academy Museum of motion pictures. (Yasmine Poot)

Want the perfect date, or maybe you’re interested in learning more about movies and animation. This museum has it all, from academy awards like oscars, wardrobe used in movies, to the history of movies all around. This museum is one to visit when in Los Angeles. However, make sure you buy your ticket online and choose a time that best fits your schedule. 

Safety standards

The museum does have a covid precautions as you first have a health check with the very sweet and helpful employees of the museum. The museum requests either a negative covid test or your vaccine card. If by any chance you forget to take your negative test, then an easy walk to CVS for a at home covid test will suffice for the museum. After you get your green bracelet and get your ticket or tickets scanned you will receive a pink bracelet that allows you to see all exhibits in the museum. Where there are hand sanitizer stations after each escalator going up. 

Hayao Miyazaki Exhibition

Entrance of Miyazaki exhibit. The Line starts on the Third floor by the Oscar Experience entrance. (Yasmine Poot)

The Hayao Miyazaki exhibit has come to Los Angeles for the first time in history. Miyazaki is a director, animator, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. Miyazaki is also the co-founder of studio Ghibli. Which has given us iconic animated movies such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and so many more. This exhibit will take you into the creation of these animated movies. It places you into the beautiful mind of  Miyazaki. Throughout the exhibit there are never before seen in America sketches. As screens play the iconic movies in the background you are given time to process the beauty of the exhibit itself. As quotes from Miyazaki himself are on the walls and the original artwork will leave you in awe. 

Throughout the exhibit there are recreated scenes of the movies. For instance, when you enter, a green tunnel will lead you into the world of Studio Ghibli. Then as you leave the exit becomes the entrance of spirited away. Overall the wait is worth it to enter this exhibit specifically, especially for all Hayao Miyazaki fans. This exhibit does have an end date which is June 5, 2022. Make sure to not miss out on the greatness of this exhibit. 

More to see

The May queen gown from the movie Midsommar. Worn By Florence Pugh . (Yasmine Poot)

There are multiple amazing exhibits through the museum. Here you can walk through different significant movies and moviemakers. In this section of the museum you are able to see the wardrobes of famous movies. For instance, Frida, Midsommar, Rocketman, each one are the original piece from the movies. It shows who wore these wardrobes. One of the great ones was Spike Lee. A film director, writer, and actor. In Lee’s  exhibit of directors inspiration you see his scripts, photographs and posters. Walking through his exhibit is very memorable and impactful. These were two of many amazing exhibits through the Museum of motion pictures. Everyone should go to this museum at least once.