Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation ofthe art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its stunning facilities—acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design—the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year.
The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts. Among its ambitious slate of large- and small-scale changing exhibitions, video and art installations, and unique live events are works by artists Jim Campbell, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, and Bill Plympton, with major exhibitions that explore the creative process and legacies of Jim Henson and Chuck Jones. In its Sumner M. Redstone Theater, considered by cinephiles as one of the best NYC venues for watching movies, the Museum presents more than 400 films and live events each year. Key programs include First Look, an annual showcase for inventive new international cinema, presented each January, and See It Big!, the ongoing popular series of classic movies, co-programmed by the online film magazine Reverse Shot, with films shown in their best available formats on the big screen.