ACADEMY MUSEUM TO OFFER FREE ADMISSION TO VISITORS UNDER 18 THROUGH A MAJOR GRANT FROM THE GEORGE LUCAS FAMILY FOUNDATION IN HONOR OF SID GANIS.

Amy Homma Joins Museum as First Director of Education and Public Engagement

Los Angeles Calif., – Through a generous grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation in honor of Sid Ganis, the Academy Museum will create an endowment underwriting free admission to the Museum in perpetuity for visitors 17 and under. “At the Academy Museum, we are committed to helping educate our youngest visitors: the children and teens who will be the next generation of filmmakers, writers, and visual artists,” says Museum Director Kerry Brougher.

Through a generous grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation in honor of Sid Ganis, the Academy Museum will create an endowment underwriting free admission to the Museum in perpetuity for visitors 17 and under.
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The transformative grant will not only support the Academy Museum’s educational mission to inspire its visitors through the power and magic of film, but will help break down the financial barriers that make it difficult for families, students, and teens to visit cultural institutions.

The Academy is pleased to announce the arrival of Amy Homma, the Academy Museum’s Director of Education and Public Engagement. Homma will oversee the Museum’s K-12 programming, including initiatives and programs in the the Shirley Temple Education Studio, as well as public programs ranging from lectures, symposia, and panels, to in-gallery talks and online programming. Under her leadership, the Academy Museum will build meaningful, long-term connections with nearby schools, including guided school tours in multiple languages and dedicated programs for students who discover a passion for filmmaking.

Join the Academy Museum as a Charter Member! Those who join before April 30 will be among the first to visit the Academy Museum. You will also enjoy member benefits through April 2021, including complimentary general admission, members-only expedited check-in, exclusive screenings and programs, Museum store discounts, and more!

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