This ongoing series celebrates films that have been honored at the Academy Awards.
JANUARY & FEBRUARY: JOHN WILLIAMS
John Williams may be the only film composer since Henry Mancini who can truly be called a “household name.” He began his career in music as a jazz musician, an orchestrator, and a session musician for film composers.
He scored his first feature film in 1958, and in the decades since he has earned five Oscars and received 52 Academy Award nominations, making him second only to Walt Disney as the most nominated individual in Academy history. Williams has written some of the most popular and instantly recognizable themes in film history, including Jaws (1975), Star Wars (1977), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Superman (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Jurassic Park (1993), and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001).
MARCH: MEL BROOKS
A celebration of the writer-director-producer-actor’s trio of Oscar-nominated features, all of them among cinema’s greatest comedies.
APRIL & MAY: WARNER BROS. CENTENNIAL
Founded by Albert, Sam, Harry, and Jack Warner, Warner Bros. will celebrate its centennial on April 4, 2023 and throughout the year. Countless cinematic classics and Academy Awards later, the museum pays tribute to a few of WB’s most beloved and iconic Oscar-winning or nominated films.