"That building is a fantastic mystery," says architect Zoltan Pali of the structure show in this model.
Entering the David Geffen Theater (design sketch).
A Thursday night "inaugural celebration" in the museum space drew guests that included Jeffrey Katzenberg, John Lasseter, Laura Dern, Gale Anne Hurd, Rachel McAdams, Jason Schwartzman, Alexander Payne, Annette Bening - and Warren Beatty, who posed near a costume from his film "Dick Tracy."
The grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where the Academy Museum will be located.
Sketches of the museum's rooftop area.
A new glass "spine" will be built to move visitors between the original May Company building and the new spherical structure.
Visitors at the inaugural celebration view a sample exhibit.
Plan for the second of the museum's six floors.
Judy Garland in front of the old May Company building, 1940.
From the collection: a Charlie Chaplin coming-attractions slide, circa 1915.
"Gone With the Wind" costume-design sketch by Walter Plunkett, 1939.
A Polish poster for Billy Wilder's "Sunset Blvd."
Joan Crawford prepping for "Grand Hotel," 1932: dress by Adrian for Letty Lynton, photo by George Hurrell.
James Dean wardrobe test for "Giant," 1956.
The world's most famous shoes? They followed the Yellow Brick Road in 1939.