Event – Academy Museum Virtual Tour for VES Members (Online)
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Wednesday, December 8 at 12:00PM (PST) (This event will not be recorded, so you must join live in order to experience this tour.)
VES members please join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presented by Director of Gift Planning at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Barbara Turman. The Museum campus is comprised of the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building – formerly known as the May Company building (1939) – and a soaring spherical addition that houses the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the Academy Museum’s seven floors feature exhibition spaces, education and special event spaces, a conservation studio, a café, a museum store and the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater. The museum opened to the public on September 30, 2021.
The virtual tour will provide an in-depth overview of the Museum’s exceptional exhibitions and programs that illuminate the world of cinema, its unique and innovate architecture, and Barbara will also share fun stories and some of her own personal photos taken on site these past few years.
Barbara Turman, Director of Gift Planning at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, attended Emerson College and is a graduate of Temple University’s Radio-TV-Film program. She began her career in Los Angeles working for Castle Rock Entertainment at the corporate level, then as a production accountant on Misery and City Slickers. She has more than twenty years of experience working in fundraising, mostly on the east coast in the field of education, including nine years at Cornell University. Prior to joining the Academy Museum, Barbara worked for Bill Nye at The Planetary Society in Pasadena. Barbara works with donors to make annual gifts and to celebrate their legacy with a gift to the Museum in their estate plans.