First American Retrospective of Stanley Kubrick Starts in November


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have announced their collaboration for the first American retrospective of director Stanley Kubrick. Variety reported that the exhibition would begin in November and feature archival material, annotated scripts, photography, costumes, cameras and equipment, set models, original promotional materials, and props. Color us insanely excited. “It will aim to articulate Kubrick’s fine arts, design and architecture influences. There will also be sections dedicated to projects that were never completed (as well as an alternate opening to 2001: A Space Odyssey) and to special effects developed by Kubrick and his team,” the trade publication stated.

The exhibit portion of the event-filled retrospective runs November 1 through June 30 at the Los Angeles museum. Kubrick will also be part of LACMA’s 2012 Art + Film Gala, set for October 27. A Clockwork Orange legend Malcolm McDowell will kick off an Academy Salute to Kubrick on November 7. This is great news, especially if you’ve been supremely jealous of the University of the Arts London, home to the wonderful Stanley Kubrick Archive.