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Exploring the Third Dimension

An evening of 3-D and Holography Exploration at 3-D SPACE and Echo Park Film Center.

Join Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles Field Agent Benjamin Harmon for an in-depth tour of 3-D SPACE, with a walk-through of the current museum exhibit, exclusive access to the stereoscopic collection in storage, and a presentation by holography and 3-D artists at the Echo Park Film Center.  

During this tour, 3-D SPACE founder Eric Kurland will lead us through the current exhibit, No Glasses Required: Lenticulars, Holograms, and Autostereoscopic Displays, where we will experience many of the different forms of glasses-free 3-D in the museum's collection. This includes integral multiplex holograms from the 1970s, vintage lenticular postcards and prints, the brand new Looking Glass digital display, and more! We will then have an exclusive opportunity to view pieces from the museum's stereoscopic collection in storage, which is usually locked and closed to the public in a nearby secret underground lair. 

The event will include short films about the art of 3-D at the Echo Park Film Center (upstairs from the museum). We will learn about holograms and lenticulars, from holographers Joy and Dinesh Padiyar, and lenticular artist Heather Lowe, who will demonstrate examples of their work.

The Center For Stereoscopic Photography, Art, Cinema, and Education is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of the history of stereoscopic imaging and the advancement of current and future 3-D arts and sciences. 3-D SPACE has implemented an ongoing program of public presentations, classes, and workshops in stereoscopic 3-D content creation, and operates an exhibition gallery/museum/educational center located in a hidden basement in Echo Park.

Echo Park Film Center is a non-profit media arts organization committed to providing equal and affordable community access to film/video resources via five channels: a neighborhood microcinema space, free and nominal- cost education programs, a comprehensive film equipment and service retail department, an eco-friendly mobile cinema and film school, and local and international artist residencies.  A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to 3-D SPACE and the EPFC.


  • Street/nearby neighborhood parking. Carpool if possible, as parking can be a little tricky.
  • The museum is very small, so we will be viewing the collection in two separate groups of 20. While one group is in the museum (and secret lair collection) the other group will be upstairs listening to the guest speakers and vice-versa. 
  • Unfortunately, this event involves some stairs and small spaces which are not ADA accessible. 


Email Benjamin Harmon at benjamin.harmon@atlasobscura.com.

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