Mary Pickford was an original founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an early leader in the film preservation movement and an ardent supporter of creating a museum devoted to the art of moviemaking. Now the Mary Pickford Foundation has joined Paramount, Warner Bros., MGM and Sony Pictures in being a founding supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
The Academy is promising it will be the world’s premier museum devoted to exploring and curating the history and future of the moving image. Located next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art campus in the landmarked Wilshire May Company building, plans call for a 2017 opening. Just as Mary Pickford was there at the beginning of the Academy, the Mary Pickford Foundation is proud to help promote her dream of a museum showcasing the history of filmmaking.