The American Museum of the Moving Image tells the story of the innovation and artistry that make the moving image the most powerful artistic and cultural influence of the twentieth century. The Museum houses the nation's most important collection of motion picture and television artifacts. Exhibitions elegantly illustrate how the art and the craft of moving image making are inseparable.
The Museum also presents retrospective film series, often accompanied by discussions with the filmmakers themselves, and digital media seminars with industry pioneers. Education programs for junior high school and high school students connect moving image media with the study of the humanities and sciences.
Behind the Screen illuminates the many processes involved in producing, marketing, and exhibiting the moving image, with more than a thousand film and television artifacts, computer-based interactive experiences, commissioned installations, audio-visual materials, and demonstrations of professional equipment and techniques.
The Museum Shop offers a variety of Moving Image merchandise, gift items, toys, and film, television, and digital media books, including a unique collection of rare books.