• The Academy Museum Hosts an Oscar Viewing Party

    POSTED March 31, 2022
    Photo credit: Photo by Betsy Youree, ©Academy Museum Foundation

This year’s Oscars broke new ground, and, no, we’re not talking about the slap heard round the world. Some six months after it opened in September 2021, the Academy of Motion Pictures hosted the inaugural Oscars Night at the Museum. More than 1,000 guests attended the sold-out Oscars viewing part, beginning with a walk down the red carpet in their own version of pre-show glamour. 

 The evening provided a snapshot—make that countless snapshots—of what an event at the Academy Museum is like. Throughout the night guests captured their experience in photo booths that featured a 360° slow motion camera and a photo mosaic wall; enjoyed sets from DJs Mamabear and Lady C courtesy of dublab; explored the museum’s 50,000 square feet of galleries; accepted their own award in The Oscars® Experience in the East West Bank Gallery, and had an opportunity to shop for exclusive merchandise at the Academy Museum Store. The live broadcast was telecast in the museum’s state-of-the-art David Geffen Theater, hosted by TCM’s Dave Karger with emcees Chris and Vanessa Spencer, Tom Lenk, D'Lo, and Jesus Trejo performing during commercial breaks. Guests enjoyed bitrd from Wolfgang Puck Catering in the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby in addition to offerings from local food vendors Vurger Guyz and Thai-Mex Cocina. 


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Levy Restaurants, the LACC’s exclusive food and beverage partner, has replaced single-use plastic bottles with aluminum bottles in cafés and catering operations. Beverages sold in the Center’s vending machines have followed suit.


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After a four-year, $105 million renovation, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is reopening its La Jolla location. Featuring a world-class contemporary art collection and some of the region’s most spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the expanded La Jolla campus will offer enlarged galleries, an art park and, in very good news for event planners, several spaces available to rent for private events. 

The spaces include: