(2019) Petersen Automotive Museum, Academy Museum (THE)

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Le Petersen Automotive Museum

Its new facade was designed by KPF and produced by Zahner.

In 2015, the museum has undergone a complete renovation of 125 millions of dollars.

The facade of the building has been redesigned by the architectural firm
Kohn Pedersen Fox

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (also known as KPF) is one of the world's leading architectural firms. Based in New York, the company is best known for its very many skyscraper designs. The firm that matters 550 collaborators, was created in 1976 by Eugene Kohn, William Pedersen and Sheldon Fox (1930-2006).

It has a stainless steel ribbon composed of 100 tonnes of caliber steel 14 gauge 14, spread across 308 sections, 25 supports and 140 000 custom stainless steel screws. The designers of The Scenic Route have created interior spaces adapted to changing exhibitions.

The remodeled museum opened its doors to the public : the 07 December 2015

Address : 6060 Wilshire Blvd, The Angels, THAT 90036 Hours : every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Is located on Wilshire Boulevard, le long de Museum Row, in the Miracle Mile neighborhood in

(THE) The Angels.

One of the largest automotive museums in the world, le Petersen Automotive Museum is a non-profit organization specializing in automotive history and related educational programs. with 100 000 square feet of exhibitions, 25 galleries and more 300 vehicles. It is one of the largest automobile museum in the world. The museum contains more than 100 vehicles presented in 25 different galleries. These 100 vehicles only form qhalf of the collection, the other models are kept in a vault located in the basement of the building.

Among the remarkable vehicles, we can quote a typical racing car 64, a 901 from 1964, a 928 prototype H50, a 550 Spyder 1955, the 959 “Paris-Dakar” from 1985, the 356 Steve McQueen's Speedster… And many other priceless pieces rarely seen at public exhibitions.

It also presents the history of industrial engineering (design, performance, etc.), motorcycles, motor racing, hot rods and custom models. You can also find cars popularized at the cinema, dont Lightning McQueen (Cars and Cars 2), la Batmobile (Batman: The challenge (1992), and the Ferrari 308 GTS Targa used by Tom Selleck in the Magnum series, P.I.

A kind of keystone and positioned as the most complete Porsche exhibition outside the brand museum in Stuttgart.

Organized in partnership with Porsche Cars North America, the museum presents 50 of the brand's most iconic cars both in traditional exhibition halls and in a whole new visit to the underground vault.

As one of the largest Porsche markets in the world, California is the perfect home to host a new exhibit that showcases a collection of cars, historical documents and artefacts, each illustrating the evolution of the brand.


The Angels, California, United States – 23 July 2017: Ferrari 125 S red 1947 exposed to Petersen Automotive Museum.


RENZO PIANO – Building Workshop



Drawing of the Museum

When it opens its doors in 2019 in the heart of Los Angeles, at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world's first film museum. “Los Angeles was, and still remains to some extent, one of the capitals of film production, It therefore seemed natural to open a major museum there to bring the heritage of cinema to life.”, sums up Kerry Brougher, museum director, project led by the Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences, the one that awards the prestigious Oscars every year.

The museum, which will not be located in the legendary Hollywood district but a few kilometers away, will retrace the history of cinema., his innovations, and show visitors behind the scenes and the techniques used to make a film. Side curiosities, we will also find in the windows the famous red pumps worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz”, the doors of the fictitious “Rick’s American Coffee” frequented by Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca”, or the typewriter used by Joseph Stefano to write the screenplay for the “Psychosis” d’Alfred Hitchcock.

Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, Great specialist in museums, the building will house collections and exhibitions on six floors, as well as a cafe, a shop and a performance hall with a thousand seats.

Several Hollywood stars, among which Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Laura Dern, are closely involved in the project, organizing fundraisers and seeking support around the world. For its official opening end 2019, the museum will organize a retrospective dedicated to Hayao Miyazaki, whose animation masterpieces (“My neighbor Totoro”, “Princess Mononoke”, etc.) have often been selected for the Oscars, who rewarded him in 2003 for “Spirited away”. The exhibition, first of its magnitude in the United States, will offer a thematic journey through the worlds of Miyazaki and bring together more 200 sketch, storyboards and video clips, selon Jessica Niebel, her curator.

Museum map



Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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