The new Academy Museum has landed — and it’s out of this world

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Los Angeles (tca/dpa) — it looms in the distance behind the baby mammoth that cries for its mother at the La Brea Tar Pits. It rises behind “Levitated Mass,” Michael Heizer’s massive rock sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It materializes like a futurist zeppelin between rows of quaint Spanish Revival homes. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has landed. And it has added an unmistakable silhouette to the landscape of Los Angeles. Its most dramatic feature: the new David Geffen Theater, a spherical building inspired by the dirigibles that used to touch down in the area in the…

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