Hayao Miyazaki

Designing the Hayao Miyazaki exhibit at The Academy Museum.

WORDS BY ALYSSA WEJEBE

LOS ANGELES — FILM — Issue 8

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Creating the first major exhibit of Hayao Miyazaki’s work outside of Japan for a newly launched museum, while dealing with an ongoing pandemic, is an intense combination of firsts. But Exhibitions Curator Jessica Niebel, and Assistant Curator J. Raúl Guzmán, accomplished that feat for the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.


As the co-founder of animation juggernaut Studio Ghibli and the director behind critically acclaimed animated films like Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Miyazaki has become a visionary storyteller and artist. Exhibitions of his work have...

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Background, Spirited Away (2001), © 2001 Studio Ghibli

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