"Where Are the Jews?" Ask Academy Museum Donors
|Salvador Dalí, Col. Jack L. Warner, 1951. Syracuse University Art Museum|
As a measure of how seriously, museum president Bill Kramer says an installation on the film industry's founders and the studio system will go on view in about a year. Originally planned to be temporary, it will be the first and only permanent exhibition. (For now?)
The Motion Picture Academy is, if nothing else, cringily over-reactive. #OscarsSoWhite has led the museum to tout the contemporary film industry as a kaleidoscope of diversity (it's not), while presenting the past as problematic. That has left one of the biggest stories of a minority overcoming the odds on the cutting room floor.