Current Exhibitions

There are several film related exhibitions happening all over town that you won’t want to miss.

Now through August 26th, 2018

The Art of the Movie Poster: Highlights from the Mike Kaplan Collection

The Art of the Movie Poster: Highlights from the Mike Kaplan Collection, which will be prominently displayed at the entrance to the Ahmanson Building.

This significant new exhibition explores the film poster as an art form, one that encompasses a wide range of styles, designs, and subjects. On view will be more than 20 rare posters, most of which have never been displayed at a major art museum. This installation will take place in two parts, the first from February 24 through April 29 and the second from May 12 through August 26, 2018.

This selection of international posters from the Golden Age of movie poster design (1920–1950) celebrates the bravura, charm, and inventiveness of these spectacular images. Deliberately chosen for the impressive quality of their design, these posters exemplify the high achievements of artists and illustrators in the era before photography dominated the field.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Now through September 2, 2018

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

Immerse yourself in the imaginative world of Jim Henson (1936–1990) and discover his groundbreaking approach to puppetry and transformative impact on contemporary culture.

Featuring more than 100 objects and twenty-five historic puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Ernie and Bert, Grover, and other popular favorites—The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited illuminates Henson’s unique contributions to the moving image. Along with a talented team of designers, performers, and writers, Henson created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages to create a kinder and gentler world.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Now through September 2, 2018

Leonard Bernstein at 100

On the centennial of his birth, the Skirball presents Leonard Bernstein at 100—a celebration of the life and work of Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), the great American composer and conductor who dedicated his life to making classical music a vibrant part of American culture.

As a composer, Bernstein embodied the syncretism of the American musical tradition. Blending his Jewish roots with the Western classical canon, jazz, and popular music, he crossed genre lines and wrote landmark scores for musical theater (West Side Story, Candide) and film (On the Waterfront), as well as producing a large body of symphonic and choral works.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Now through December 31st, 2018

Michael Childers: Starstruck – A Life Behind the Lens

The Margaret Herrick Library presents an exhibition of photographs by the celebrity portrait photographer Michael Childers. The show, “MICHAEL CHILDERS: STARSTRUCK – A Life Behind the Lens,” will feature 39 portraits and behind-the-scenes photographs taken by Childers throughout his career, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Classic film stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age, such as Mae West, Groucho Marx, Natalie Wood, Paul Newman and Gloria Swanson will be juxtaposed with more contemporary faces, including Grace Jones, Steve Martin, Cher and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Some of Childers’ behind-the-scenes photography on the sets of various films (including a few directed by his longtime partner, the Academy Award-winning John Schlesinger), such as MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969), THE DAY OF THE LOCUST (1975) and MARATHON MAN (1976), will also be on display.

The photos will be exhibited free of charge in the lobby of the Academy’s Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills beginning in January 2018, and throughout the year.

Margaret Herrick Library
333 South La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90211


Now through July 29th, 2018


The exhibit, which will consist of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66), will pay tribute to the memory of Adam West and honor Burt Ward – known as the Dynamic Duo, and the iconic show which is still seen today in the U.S. and around the world weekly.

Other highlights include original costumes and costumes recreated due to age and condition representing guest star villlians including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – to name a few; , life size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West’s face and mannequin from life-cast molds taken in 1966.

The extensive exhibit will also feature much sought after collectibles, including a the “gotta-have” children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, batman and robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966 too numerous to name and, in some cases, never before seen on public display.

Hollywood Museum in the Max Factor Building
1660 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood, California 90028




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