Academy Museum Moves Opening to April 2021
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' opening date has been pushed back to Apr. 30, 2021 "as a result of the global pandemic." The opening had been set for December 14, 2020, as announced by Tom Hanks at the last Oscars telecast. Hanks later became one of the first celebrities to contract COVID.
The Academy Museum's move runs counter to the wave of museums talking about reopening this summer or fall. In effect the Academy is admitting that COVID is likely to remain a major threat throughout 2020—at least.
MOVES TO APRIL 30, 2021
MUSEUM GALA KICKS OFF OSCAR® WEEK CELEBRATIONS
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the 93rd Oscars® ceremony will move to Sunday, April 25, 2021, as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021. Coinciding with the Oscars celebration, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, initially scheduled to open to the public on December 14, 2020, will now open on April 30, 2021, also as a result of the health crisis.