The final accolades of the LA awards season have been handed out. But if you’re not quite ready to step away from the spotlight, these special showcases will take you behind the scenes of the best in the entertainment industry. Get your fill of the celebrities and creative visionaries that make this town truly sparkle. Besides, who doesn’t love Hollywood?
For a fascinating journey into the history of music, don’t miss the GRAMMY Museum, located just steps from STAPLES Center. Four floors of cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience. The GRAMMY Museum also hosts public events and educational programming that explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of recorded music. Current Special Exhibits at the museum include Good Vibrations: 50 Years of the Beach Boys (through September), The Columbia Records Story, and Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston (through May). During February, get $10 admission to the GRAMMY Museum with this coupon. Regular admission price for adults is $12.95.
Film Independent at LACMA is a year-round weekly film series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that offers unique cinematic experiences for the LA creative community and the general public. The series brings together Film Independent’s creative community of filmmakers and a wide spectrum of audiences, with LACMA’s commitment to presenting cinema in an artistic and historical context. Film Independent at LACMA events include screenings of classic and contemporary films; conversations with artists, curators and special guests; international showcases; and guest-curated programs.
The 21st Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition is on view at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Museum from February 12 to April 27, 2013. Celebrating the art and industry of costume designers, this exhibition presents dozens of costumes from films released in 2012. The exhibition includes this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design as well as costumes from the 2012 Best Picture winner, The Artist.
Though she was never nominated for an Oscar, Marilyn Monroe remains one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars. Marilyn Monroe: Hollywood Legend, the nation’s largest exhibit of authentic memorabilia celebrating the life of the legendary actress, is on display at the Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building on Highland Avenue. The exhibition opened last year in honor of the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s passing, and continues to run due to popular demand. Marilyn Monroe: Hollywood Legend includes Monroe’s million-dollar honeymoon dress; publicity gowns; jewelry from her films, special appearances, and personal collection; clothing and accessories from her personal wardrobe; original documents and private files from her home in Brentwood; original photographs; and many of Monroe’s personally owned artifacts. Buy Tickets →
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Stanley Kubrick: The Ultimate Trip is a free companion exhibit to the Stanley Kubrick exhibition currently showing at LACMA. Stanley Kubrick: The Ultimate Trip is now on view through March 3, 2013 in the Grand Lobby Gallery at the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills. Based around Kubrick’s elaborate, multi-formatted advertising campaigns and movie posters, the Academy’s exhibition brings Kubrick’s on-set world to life with photographs, production designs, Dr. Strangelove screenplay drafts, correspondence and other original documents.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is scheduled to open in 2016 within the iconic Wilshire May Company building, located on the southwest corner of the LACMA campus. Designed by renowned architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali, the Academy Museum will celebrate all facets of the art and science of motion pictures. The museum will feature approximately 230,000 square feet of public programming space, including galleries, an education center, a state-of-the-art 650-seat theater, screening rooms, demonstration lab, and special event spaces.
(Article courtesy of DiscoverLA.com)