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A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

Jan. 12, 2011 

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The Museum of the Moving Image (founded in 1988) unveils its $67-million, 97,700-square-foot renovation and expansion designed by Lesser Architecture -- including three floors of galleries and† four theaters -- at 35th Avenue at 37th Street in Astoria, Queens, on Jan. 15, 2011.


The Museum of the Moving Image


Chiho Aooshima, City Glow (detail), 2005, installed as a mural-scaled panorama on the lobby wall at the Museum of the Moving Image


The Museum of the Moving Image video screening ampitheater, with Martha Colburnís Dolls vs. Dictators (2011), commissioned by the museum


Jim Isermann, TV Lounge, 1988, commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image


Red Grooms, Tutís Fever, 1986-88, showing the refurbished seat cover from the working movie theater, the largest permanent Grooms installations in the city, at the Museum of the Moving Image


Groucho Marx as an Egyptian tomb painting, in Red Grooms, Tutís Fever, 1986-88, at the Museum of the Moving Image


Dolls from the Shari Lewis Show (1960-63) -- Charley Horse, Lamb Chop and Hush Puppy -- in the "Selling the Product" section of "Behind the Screen," the core exhibition of the Museum of the Moving Image


Part of the movie magazine display in "Behind the Screen," the core exhibition of the Museum of the Moving Image


Plushie Spock and Captain Kirk dolls from the extensive Star Trek exhibit in "Behind the Screen," the core exhibition of the Museum of the Moving Image


Costumes, including Robin Williamsí Mork outfit from Mork & Mindy (1978-82) and Richard Gereís Billy Flynn costume in Chicago (2002), in "Behind the Screen," the core exhibition of the Museum of the Moving Image


Prosthetic legs from Black Swan (2010), worn by Winona Ryder as Beth Macintyre, in "Behind the Screen," the core exhibition of the Museum of the Moving Image


Jim Carrey, before and after, in "Behind the Screen," the core exhibition of the Museum of the Moving Image


The entrance to "Behind the Screen," the core exhibition of the Museum of the Moving Image, with a wall of glamour photos of movie stars from the museumís extensive collection (some 30,000 photos)


Cao Feiís interactive RMB City Tour, in "Real Virtuality," the special exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image


Pablo Valbuena, Augmented Sculpture, 2007, a changing video projection onto a sculptural object, commissioned for "Real Virtuality," the special exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image


Pablo Valbuena, Augmented Sculpture, 2007, a changing video projection onto a sculptural object, commissioned for "Real Virtuality," the special exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image


Workspace Unlimited (Thomas Soetens and Kora Van den Bulcke), RealTime UnReal, 2011, a 3D immersive installation commissioned for "Real Virtuality," the special exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image


Cameras at the Museum of the Moving Image


Televisions at the Museum of the Moving Image


Linda Blair as a mechanical puppet, from The Exorcist (1973), in the Museum of the Moving Image


"Oh, George, youíre silly" -- George Burns and Gracie Allen in an early routine, at the Museum of the Moving Image


Café seating at the Museum of the Moving Image


 
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