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Visiting a Virtual Museum - The Hollywood Art Museum

In these unsettled times it is hard to know when many will feel safe enough to amble around a museum or art gallery, yet alone travel Internationally to sample another culture.

World over, cultural institutions are working hard to adapt and to present their story in new ‘no contact’ ways.

A fantastic example that pre-dates our Covid-19 world is the amazing Hollywood Art Museum…

The Hollywood Art Museum

The brain-child of Hollywood special effects artist, designer, and director Greg Aronowitz and the virtual reality platform Sansar, the Hollywood Art Museum is dedicated to the preservation of art used in entertainment.

In collaboration with a cutting-edge virtual reality platform, museum curator Aronowitz has created a world of Sound Stages on a virtual Hollywood studio lot.

 

The Back Lot of the Hollywood Art Museum

 

Sharing his own astonishing collection and those of other artists, the Hollywood Art Museum provides a glimpse of how we may experience museums and art galleries in the future - and you don't need to have a fancy virtual reality headset - just a PC.

The museum’s first exhibition, 'The Art of Drew Struzan' opened on Stage 6 in March 2018.

The Art of Drew Struzan

As we have mentioned before on the blog, Drew Struzan is one of the greatest movie poster artists of the late Twentieth Century.

 

The Hollywood Art Museum - The Art of Drew Struzan

 

This astonishing virtual exhibition is beautifully designed, with individual rooms covering different aspects of Drew's art.

 

The Hollywood Art Museum - The Art of Drew Struzan

 

The design of the museum itself is a work of art.

 

The Hollywood Art Museum - The Art of Drew Struzan

 

You can even take a walk around Drew's studio.

 

The Hollywood Art Museum - The Art of Drew Struzan

 

This is a must-see exhibition for any movie poster fan.

The Lost Art of Star Wars

Like many of us born around the start of the 1970’s, Aronowitz is evidently a big Star Wars fan with a most enviable collection. The museum's second exhibition opened on Stage 5 in December 2018. It provides a phenomenal opportunity to see the fruits of his passion.

 

The Hollywood Art Museum - The Lost Art of Star Wars

 

With the same attention to detail seen on Stage 6, this beautifully designed museum shares an amazing collection of concept drawings and models from the Star Wars movies.

 

The Hollywood Art Museum - The Lost Art of Star Wars

 

At times it feels like you are walking around a Star Wars set.

 

The Hollywood Art Museum - The Lost Art of Star Wars

 

If you have a PC and are happy to install some third-party software (it is free), then why not get a glimpse of how museum and art gallery experiences may be in the future? We loved it.

 

Enjoy!

 

Adam and the Art of the Movies team.

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