Drew Struzan Virtual Gallery and Studio Grand Opening Friday, March 23rd in Sansar!

Drew Struzan is an American artist known for his more than 150 movie posters, which include all the films in the Indiana JonesBack to the Future, and Star Wars film series. You’ve certainly seen his work before if you’ve ever stepped foot into a movie theatre!

Indiana Jones movie poster
Indiana Jones movie poster art by Drew Sturzan

If you’re a fan of his artwork, you’re in luck! On Friday, March 23rd, 2018 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Pacific Time/Sansar Time, there will be a grand opening of a virtual exhibition of Drew’s work:

The Hollywood Art Museum proudly presents a carefully curated exhibit of legendary artist Drew Struzan’s movie posters and much more.

First, join Drew and effects specialist Greg Aronowitz as they take you on a walk through Drew’s contributions to cinematic history.

Then, Kevin (from Insight Digital) and Jason (Head of Sansar Studios) will share an exclusive walkthrough of never-before-seen private studio, 3D-scanned into Sansar – and how they did it!

Afterwards, our launch party continues as we hang out and explore these spaces at our own pace, discussing all the cool art within.

The link above will be updated with a URL to take you into the exhibit, just before opening time.

If you’re in the U.S. and have Amazon Prime, you can watch a recent documentary made about Drew Sturzan and his work, titled Drew: The Man Behind the Poster:

Pictures from Tonight’s Sci-Fi Party

Here are a couple of shots of the sci-fi party held this evening with Greg Aronowitz, the curator of the Star Wars production art collection, at his virtual museum experience.

Sci Fi Party at Star Wars Exhibition 15 Dec 2017

Unbeknownst to us as we were standing around talking about movies and special effects and art, SIN was busy re-arranging items from the collection!

SIN's collection 15 Dec 2017

Pick of the Day: Pictures from the Grand Opening of the Star Wars Production Art Exhibition at the Hollywood Art Museum

I was able to get into the Hollywood Art Museum experience a little bit early, and I have some exclusive first photos of this stunning new Star Wars production art exhibition! In my opinion, this is one of the very best experiences built in Sansar to date, and if you’ve never been to Sansar before, it’s absolutely worth setting up an account, going in-world, and seeing all the items on display in this wonderful museum experience up close! Best of all, if you have a VR headset and hand controllers, you can actually pick up many items to get a better look at them! (I bet you can’t do that in a real-world museum!)

HAM 1 9 Dec 2017
Entrance to the Exhibition
HAM 2 9 Dec 2017
The First Section of the Exhibition
HAM 3 9 Dec 2017
Creating A World Section of the Exhibition
HAM 5 9 Dec 2017
Beyond The Theater Section of the Exhibition
HAM 6 9 Dec 2017
Another View of the Creating A World Section
HAM 7 9 Dec 2017
SIN dressed as Darth Vader

Many items on display have an audio track that you can invoke to get a bit of an explanation of what you’re seeing (nobody else can hear it, just you!). If you’re clumsy and drop one of the collection items on the floor, you can hit a reset button on the pedestal to put it back in its proper place.

Just drop whatever you’re doing and come see this exhibition! Even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, it’s a wonderfully designed and executed experience, an excellent demonstration of Sansar’s potential for virtual museums, and absolutely worth your time.