Museum of the Moving Image to Reopen Jan 15

Doubled in Size, and With Dynamic New Architecture by Thomas Leeser, America’s Only Museum of Screen Culture Will Present Wide-Ranging Film Programs, a Pathbreaking Exhibition of Digital Media, New Video Art Screenings and a Refreshed and Refurbished Core Exhibition

Featuring extraordinary new facilities for seeing, studying, enjoying and interacting with screen culture in all its forms, and given striking new physical expression by architect Thomas Leeser, Museum of the Moving Image will welcome the public to its expanded and redesigned home beginning Saturday, January 15, 2011.

Rochelle Slovin, Director of Museum of the Moving Image, announced the opening date of the transformed Museum and presented an update on the progress of construction of Leeser Architecture’s innovative design, which thoroughly reimagines the ground floor of the existing building and provides a remarkable three-story addition. She also announced the opening film series and the list of artists and media-makers whose works will appear in the inaugural presentations, bringing to life the redesigned and expanded building, now doubled in size (from 50,000 to 97,700 square feet) through the $67 million project.

The Museum maintains the nation’s largest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts relating to the art, history, and technology of the moving image—one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. Begun at the Museum’s inception in 1981, today the collection numbers approximately 125,000 artifacts.

Image: The Museum building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A completely new entrance is a highlight of the Leeser Architecture design. ( of the Moving Image)

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