GRAMMY MUSEUM ANNOUNCES CELEBRATING GRAMMY NOMINEES PUBLIC PROGRAM SERIES AND COMMUNITY EVENTS DURING GRAMMY WEEK AT GRAMMY MUSEUM L.A. LIVE
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 15, 2020) — The GRAMMY Museum® announces Celebrating GRAMMY Nominees Public Program Series and community and education events at the Museum during GRAMMY® Week. More information listed below.
GRAMMY MUSEUM PRESENTS BEYOND BLACK — THE STYLE OF AMY WINEHOUSE
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (DEC. 19, 2019) — Six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Winehouse has been widely renowned not just as a British music icon and pop royalty, but as a trendsetting fashion influencer. To showcase the late singer’s iconic outfits, as well as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, journal entries and other reflections from her family’s personal archive, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents Beyond Black — The Style Of Amy Winehouse, which will be the first-ever Winehouse exhibit in the United States. The exhibit will open on Jan. 17, 2020 and will run through April 13.
GRAMMY MUSEUM ANNOUNCES WALK, DON'T RUN: 60 YEARS OF THE VENTURES
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (NOVEMBER 21, 2019) — Sixty years after the release of their first hit, “Walk, Don’t Run,” the Ventures are considered the most influential, best-selling instrumental band in rock and roll history. To showcase the group’s impact on pop culture, guitar players, and their worldwide fan base, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly announces Walk, Don’t Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures, a new exhibit showcasing original items from the group’s six-decade career including instruments, tour programs, never-before-seen photos, vinyl, and more. The exhibit will open on Dec. 7, and will run until Aug. 3, 2020.
GRAMMY MUSEUM PRESENTS LATIN GRAMMY, 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (OCT. 21, 2019) — To celebrate the milestone 20th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMY Awards® , the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents Latin GRAMMY® , 20 Years Of Excellence. On Nov. 18, the Museum will kick off the opening of the new Latin music exhibit and its new third floor with a full day of programming, including an education program for students, live performances, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy® and Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum, along with prestigious Latin artists and personalities. The evening event is free, including entry to the Museum, and is open to the public on a special first-come, first-served basis. The exhibit will run through spring 2020.
GRAMMY MUSEUM ANNOUNCES HEATHER MOORE AS 2019 JANE ORTNER EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT
LOS ANGELES (OCTOBER 17, 2019)—The GRAMMY Museum® is pleased to announce Heather Moore of Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California, as the recipient of the 2019 Jane Ortner Education Award. The award honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool. Moore will receive an honorarium and will be recognized later this year at a special GRAMMY Museum event in Los Angeles. Arcadia High School will also receive a grant.
GRAMMY MUSEUM ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF GRAMMY CAMP MIAMI
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Oct. 7, 2019)—The GRAMMY Museum® announced today the launch of GRAMMY Camp® Miami, presented by Royal Caribbean International, in summer 2020. The annual signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles from Tuesday, July 14–Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, followed by the first-ever camp in Miami, from Tuesday, July 28–Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at the Royal Caribbean Entertainment Studios on Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus.
GRAMMY MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FACE THE MUSIC NEW EXHIBIT FEATURES 41 LEGENDARY MUSICIANS PHOTOGRAPHED BY RICHARD EHRLICH
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (August 22, 2019) — Music and photography share a common nexus for experiencing feeling and are linked in contextualizing human emotion. During a five-year project led by photographer Richard Ehrlich, these two art forms came together in a unique and moving way and aimed to redefine the profound and transcendent influence music has on human emotion through facial expression. Ehrlich accomplished this by capturing close-up facial expressions of artists listening to their favorite songs as seen in his photography book Face The Music published by Steidl. To showcase these portraits, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly announces Face The Music, a new photography exhibit showcasing 41 legendary musicians including Dee De Bridgewater, Michael Bublé, Kenny Burrell, Sheryl Crow, Gustavo Dudamel, Quincy Jones, Iggy Pop, RZA, Esperanza Spalding, Ringo Starr, and many more. The exhibit will open to the public on Sept. 12 and will run through Jan. 6, 2020.
GRAMMY MUSEUM PROMOTES MICHAEL STICKA TO PRESIDENT AS THE MUSEUM CONTINUES TO SEE STRONG GROWTH IN ATTENDANCE, MEMBERSHIP, AND DONATIONS
LOS ANGELES (July 30, 2019) — The GRAMMY Museum® announced today the promotion of Michael Sticka to President of the GRAMMY Museum, with a contract that extends through 2022. As President, Sticka will continue to lead the Museum’s growth and sustainability strategy as an independent nonprofit arts organization and oversee all aspects of Museum operations, including curatorial, development, marketing, grants and awards, public and education programs, and more.
GRAMMY MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JERRY WEINTRAUB PRESENTS…
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (July 18, 2019) — One of the key players behind the most memorable concert tours of the 1970s, Jerry Weintraub (and Concerts West) recognized the potential for great artists to play for larger audiences and to create one-of-a-kind events.. Weintraub worked with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Denver, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Rick James, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Commodores, the Bee Gees, The Moody Blues, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney. To showcase Weintraub’s business acumen, moxie, and sense of showmanship during his decades focusing on artist management and concert promotion, the GRAMMY Museum® , with support from the Weintraub Family Foundation, proudly announces Jerry Weintraub Presents…, a new exhibit showcasing original items from Weintraub’s most notable tours, including personalized jackets, tour documents, contracts, and more. The exhibit will open on August 15, when Jerry’s son, Michael Weintraub, Bob Finkelstein (Former President of Management 3 and Concerts West and Co-Chairman of Frank Sinatra Enterprises), John Meglen (Co-CEO Concerts West), Claire Rothman (General Manager and Vice President of the Forum), Sims Hinds (Tour promoter for John Denver, Neil Diamond, The Eagles and The Beach Boys) and Peter Jackson (Tour Management for The Moody Blues and Eric Clapton) will discuss the stories behind this exhibit moderated by music industry analyst and critic, Bob Lefsetz, at the Clive Davis Theater. The exhibit will run through early December 2019.
GRAMMY MUSEUM GRANT PROGRAM AWARDS $200,000 FOR MUSIC RESEARCH AND SOUND PRESERVATION
LOS ANGELES (JULY 10, 2019)—The GRAMMY Museum® Grant Program announced today that $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 15 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs. Research projects include work on musical anhedonia, musical training’s relationship to complex memories, and the relationship between cognitive function and singing accuracy. Preservation projects include the archiving of uncirculated John Hartford jam tapes, 960 audio reels of Cajun and zydeco artists, and 221 rare interview recordings with African-American actors, performers, composers, musicians, and scholars, among many other preservation projects.
GRAMMY MUSEUM SELECTS STUDENTS AND ANNOUNCES THE HEAD AND THE HEART AND JOJO AS GUEST ARTISTS FOR 2019 GRAMMY CAMP LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (May 15, 2019)—The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 90 talented high school students from 74 U.S. cities across 23 states have been selected as participants in the 15th annual GRAMMY Camp® program, and The Head And The Heart and JoJo will be this year’s guest artists. The signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles from Tuesday, July 23–Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music.
Backstreet Boys: The Experience
LOS ANGELES (MARCH 6, 2019) — The Backstreet Boys have proven to be one of the most successful groups in music history during their nearly three decade career, making them one of pop’s most influential performers. To celebrate the group’s career, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents Backstreet Boys: The Experience, a one-of-a-kind fan experience that opens to the public on Wednesday, April 10 and runs until Sept. 2, 2019.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Popular Music And The National Pastime
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (FEB. 6, 2019) — Whether it’s the national anthem played before every game, the music ballplayers select to accent their “walk up” to home plate, or the seventh inning stretch when fans sing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” music is an integral part of the baseball experience. To celebrate the soundtrack of our national pastime, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Popular Music And The National Pastime. The exhibit will open on March 14, when Bob Santelli, Founding Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum and the exhibit’s curator, will discuss the history of music in baseball with Barry Zito at the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater as part of the Museum’s Public Programs. The exhibit will run through baseball season until fall 2019.
GRAMMY Museum Announces To Community Events To Be Held At GRAMMY Museum L.A. LIVE During GRAMMY Week
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 30, 2019) — The GRAMMY Museum® announces community events at the Museum during GRAMMY® Week starting with a Backstage Pass With Marsha Ambrosius and A Celebration Of Women And Music with Linda Perry on Monday, Feb. 4; Music Industry Panel on Tuesday, Feb. 5; Hawaii Education Program and Empowered: LGBTQ + Voices In Music Panel on Wednesday, Feb. 6; and Mississippi Education Program and a Make A Wish Foundation Interactive Visit on Thursday, Feb. 7. More information listed below.
Diamond In A Rhinestone World: The Costumes Of Dolly Parton
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23, 2019) — Eight-time GRAMMY® winner, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and Oscar-nominated artist Dolly Parton has been widely renowned as not just a music legend, but a fashion icon. To showcase iconic costumes and pieces from her personal archive, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents Diamond In A Rhinestone World: The Costumes Of Dolly Parton presented by City National Bank, which will be the first exhibit Parton has had in the United States outside of her Tennessee theme park Dollywood. The exhibit will open on Feb. 4, when Parton will discuss stories and the history behind these costumes at the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater as part of an exclusive Town Hall Program. The exhibit opens to the public on Feb. 5 and will run through March 17. Additionally, Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute on Friday, Feb. 8. The tribute will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center two nights prior to the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® .
GRAMMY Museum Expands Executive Leadership Team As Milestone 10th Anniversary Approaches
LOS ANGELES (SEPT. 18, 2018)—The GRAMMY Museum® has expanded its executive leadership team and appointed Michael Sticka as Executive Director, responsible for the organization’s strategic direction and leading all aspects of operations, including curatorial, development, marketing, grants and awards, public and education programs, and more. Previously, Sticka served as Controller and Senior Director of Finance and Administration and was critical in overseeing the Museum’s integration with the GRAMMY Foundation® in 2017, as well as designing and managing a strategic plan for the combined organization’s future.
The Prison Concerts: Folsom And San Quentin (Jim Marshall's Photographs Of Johnny Cash)
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 3, 2018) — Widely known as the godfather of music photography, the late Jim Marshall maintained a 50-year career that resulted in more than 500 album covers, an abundance of magazine covers, and some of the most celebrated images in blues, jazz, country, and rock and roll, including those from Johnny Cash’s notable Folsom and San Quentin prison concerts. To showcase these powerful snapshots of a legendary musician by a legendary photographer, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents The Prison Concerts: Folsom And San Quentin (Jim Marshall’s Photographs Of Johnny Cash), a new exhibit showcasing Marshall’s photos from Cash’s historic prison concerts in 1968 and 1969 featured in the art book Johnny Cash At Folsom & San Quentin. The exhibit will open on Oct. 23, when Amelia Davis, Jim Marshall’s longtime assistant and the sole beneficiary of his estate; John Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s son; and Scott Bomar, author of Johnny Cash At Folsom & San Quentin; will discuss the stories behind these photographs at the Clive Davis Theater as part of the Museum’s An Evening With program moderated by GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman. The exhibit will run through February 2019.
The Get Animated Invasion
LOS ANGELES (AUGUST 1, 2018)—The GRAMMY Museum® and Warner Bros. have teamed up to present “The Get Animated Invasion,” an interactive exhibit that celebrates the music that generations have come to know and love from Warner Bros. iconic animation shorts and films. Warner Bros. has a long history of invading pop culture though music, from popularizing classical compositions to creating mainstream hits that stand the test of time; the latest of which is the animated feature “Smallfoot,” featuring an all-star voice cast and original music including a new song from Niall Horan. The pop-up exhibit will take over the GRAMMY Museum’s second floor, Aug. 18–Sept. 9, 2018, making this Get Animated’s second pop-up exhibit following their inaugural invasion in New York last fall.
The Psychedelic Art of The Summer of Love
LOS ANGELES (JUNE 23, 2018)—The GRAMMY Museum® has teamed up with Andaz West Hollywood, the most iconic music hotel on the famed Sunset Strip, to showcase never-before-seen 1960s Summer of Love-era posters for “The Psychedelic Art of The Summer of Love” Salon exhibit launching at the hotel on Wednesday, July 25. The exclusive collection will be on display and open to the public at no charge through Sept. 30, 2018, and will feature 17 original posters from notable 1960s visual psychedelic artists, including Wes Wilson, Bonnie MacLean, Jim Blashfield, Greg Irons, and Stanley Mouse. The Summer of Love Salon Art Exhibit will be unveiled through a kick-off event at Andaz West Hollywood on July 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin'—Celebrating 40 Years Of Up In Smoke
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (APRIL 10, 2018) — GRAMMY® -winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong will be the subject of a new exhibit opening at the GRAMMY Museum® on 4/20. Titled Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin’— Celebrating 40 Years Of Up In Smoke, the exhibit is curated in collaboration with GRAMMY-winning producer Lou Adler, who uncovered the legendary duo, produced many of their albums, and directed the film.
DEEP HEART: Roots, Rock & The Music Of Carlos Vives
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (OCT. 26, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum® L.A. LIVE and Bulova are pleased to present DEEP HEART: Roots, Rock & The Music Of Carlos Vives, a new exhibit opening Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. On the night of the opening, Carlos Vives will visit the GRAMMY Museum to participate in its popular “An Evening With” public program series featuring an intimate performance and Q&A hosted by David Fricke, senior writer at Rolling Stone and the host of “The Writer’s Block” on SiriusXM Radio.
Cisco, Good Life Foundation Pledge $100,000 to Fund GRAMMY Signature Schools
Cisco and the Good Life Foundation – the charitable organization founded by GRAMMY®- nominated band OneRepublic – are supporting music education across the country by awarding $5,000 grants to 20 public high school music education programs demonstrating significant need.
Expanded - X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum® is pleased to announce its plans to expand the forthcoming exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of seminal L.A. punk rock band X. Previously set to open on June 30, 2017, on the Museum’s fourth floor, X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles will now be displayed on the second floor in the Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery, opening Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. With more artifacts and space than previously planned, the exhibit will give visitors a glimpse into how X’s four original members – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake – quickly established the band as one of the best in the first wave of L.A.’s flourishing punk scene.
Monterey International Pop Festival: Music, Love, and Flowers, 1967
LOS ANGELES (April 20, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, in collaboration with Lou Adler, GRAMMY® -winning producer and co-founder of the Monterey International Pop Festival, will present a new exhibit titled Monterey International Pop Festival: Music, Love, and Flowers, 1967. The exhibit will explore how music became the counterculture’s most significant cultural expression in 1967, and the three days in mid-June when thousands of youth flocked to the Bay Area for the Monterey Pop Festival.
GRAMMY Museum Acquires DW Drums Played During Bruno Mars' Prince Tribute On 59th GRAMMYs
LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum® has acquired the five-piece DW Drums Collector’s Series® drum kit played during GRAMMY® winner Bruno Mars’ tribute to the late GRAMMY-winning icon Prince on the 59th GRAMMY Awards® on Feb. 12, 2017 at STAPLES Center. The five-piece set was donated to the Museum’s permanent collection by Oxnard, California-based, drum manufacturers, DW Drums, and is now on display in the Museum’s lobby.
Pete Seeger And The Power Of Song: Tribute To A Folk Legend
(WASHINGTON)—The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles, announces Pete Seeger and the Power of Song: Tribute to a Folk Legend, on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This one-night-only event will celebrate the artistry and lasting influence of GRAMMY® -winning American folk icon Pete Seeger with some of yesterday and today’s most beloved artists performing his memorable classics. The musical evening will feature GRAMMY winners Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, and Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary), along with Tony Trischka and Josh White Jr. Artists are subject to change.
Jim Marshall's 1967
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum® will celebrate one of the most pivotal years in music — and the photographer who captured it — with a special limited showing of Jim Marshall’s 1967. Organized by The San Francisco Arts Commission in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, the exhibition will feature a selection of 60 images from the thousands Jim Marshall took while he documented history in the making. This special exhibition will be on display through May 14, 2017.
GRAMMY Museum China Announcement
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum® , The Recording Academy® , Beijing SEEC Culture Media Co., Ltd., Sanya Municipal People’s Government, and China Music Vision announced today their partnership to develop the first-ever GRAMMY Museum in China, expected to open within the next three years. The announcement was made during a ceremony in Beijing that was attended by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, Deputy Executive Director Rita George, the Mayor of Sanya Mr. Yanjun WU, SEEC CEO Boming WANG and President Li WANG, and China Music Vision CEO Mingzhang SUN and Director Ling YAN.
Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 24, 2016) — Following its debut at the Queens Museum in New York, on Sept. 16, 2016, the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE and Delta Air Lines will present the second of the two-part traveling exhibit, Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk.
THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION AND GRAMMY MUSEUM PARTNER TO PRESENT ICON: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF B.B. KING
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 26, 2016) — The GRAMMY Foundation® and GRAMMY Museum® are partnering on Sept. 1 to celebrate the life and legacy of B.B. King, 15-time GRAMMY® -winning rhythm & blues singer. Titled Icon: The Life And Legacy Of B.B. King, the live tribute, sponsored in part by Gibson USA, will include performances by multi-GRAMMY winners Keb’ Mo’, Derek Trucks, and Jimmie Vaughan; GRAMMY winners Slash and Susan Tedeschi; GRAMMY nominees Joe Bonamassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd; and blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker. The show’s music director will be Jimmy Vivino of the “Conan” show. He will be joined by the Basic Cable Band, who will serve as the house band for the evening. Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation, will be the evening’s host.
Kevin Ross Visits Students Of GRAMMY Museum
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 20, 2016) — Motown Records recording artist Kevin Ross made a special appearance for Ketchum-Downtown YMCA students as part of an education program the GRAMMY Museum and YMCA are co-producing on Wednesday, July 20 at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. Ross shared insight into his creative process as a singer, songwriter, and producer; his rising music career; and how he balances it all.
On The Red Carpet Presented by Delta
The GRAMMY Museum® continues to commemorate the glamorous GRAMMY Awards® red carpet with new additions to its Celebrating the GRAMMY Awards exhibit presented by Delta. On display now on the Museum’s third floor, the exhibit features some of the most memorable and iconic looks worn by artists during the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards in February 2016.
Music Revolution Project Anguilla
The GRAMMY Museum® and The Anguilla Music Academy have confirmed the introduction of the Music Revolution Project (MRP), to be held in Anguilla, British West Indies from July 10 through 15, 2016. MRP has been introduced in various states within the United States and is now being held for the first time in the Caribbean.
Sounds of Africa
LOS ANGELES (June 17, 2016) — On Friday, June 24, 2016, the GRAMMY Museum®, in partnership with BET International, will unveil the Sounds of Africa exhibit! This showcase will celebrate the unique diversity that lives in African music, and will spotlight winners and nominees of both the GRAMMY Awards® and the “BET Awards.” Located on the Museum’s third floor, this limited-time display is an extension of the 16th annual “BET Awards” and the 2016 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola®. This expression will amplify the celebration of African music artists as presented daily on BET International channels around the globe.
2017 Jane Ortner Education Award Applications Now Open
Applications are now open for the 2017 Jane Ortner Education Award. To apply, visit JaneOrtnerEducationAward.org. The award honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2016. The Jane Ortner Education Award is open to K-12 educators who integrate music into teaching academic subjects, such as social science/history, English language arts, math, science, and other academic subjects.
Blue Star Museums
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 26, 2016) — Today the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across the United States to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016.
Ladies and Gentlemen... The Beatles!
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 10, 2016) — Continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in the United States, Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles will make its Los Angeles debut on Friday, July 1. This successful traveling exhibit, curated by the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and Fab Four Exhibits, explores and celebrates The Beatles’ impact on pop culture from the perspective of their fans
Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (May 3, 2016) — Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey, a traveling photo exhibit curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, will open in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 26. The exhibition features more than 40 iconic images of Bruce Springsteen.
Shining Like A National Guitar
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (April 25, 2016) — The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE has acquired the largest collection of National guitars in the United States. The collection, titled Shine Like A National Guitar, is on view now on the Museum’s fourth floor and marks the firstever collection donated to the Museum as part of its permanent archives. The guitars were received as a gift to the Museum from New York-based realtor Todd Cooper. Shine Like A National Guitar marks the first exhibit to solely feature artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Statement on HB 1523
Statement From GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE in Response to HB 1523
The Kingston Trio And The Folk Revival
LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2016) — Following its debut at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in September 2015, on April 26 the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE will unveil its latest special exhibit, The Kingston Trio and the Folk Revival. Curated by the Woody Guthrie Center, the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, and Kingston Trio Legacy Project, the exhibit traces the Folk Revival era of the early 1960s and spotlights the important contributions of the Kingston Trio in making folk music popular with a new generation.
Music Revolution Project Tampa
Four Week GRAMMY Museum® ’s Music Revolution Project® At Ruth Eckerd Hall Open to Tampa Bay Students Workshops To Be Held at The Marcia P. Hoffman School Of The Arts At Ruth Eckerd Hall Beginning July 11, 2016 Final Gala Concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall– Friday, August 5, 2016 Applications Are Now Available
Jane Ortner Education Luncheon 2016 Post Event Release
LOS ANGELES (April 7, 2016) — Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Lady Gaga was the recipient of the Jane Ortner Artist Award in recognition of her dedication to education through the arts at the GRAMMY Museum® ‘s 2016 Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon on April 4 at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres home in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jonathan Bernal, an eighth grade English teacher from Topaz Preparatory Academy in Hesperia, Calif., was the recipient of the Jane Ortner Education Award.
Jane Ortner Education Award 2016: Jonathan Bernal
LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2016) — The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE is pleased to announce Jonathan Bernal of Topaz Preparatory Academy in Hesperia, Calif., has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Jane Ortner Education Award. The award honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool. Bernal will be honored during a luncheon on Monday, April 4 at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 19, 2016) — The GRAMMY Museum® has announced its popular traveling photo exhibit, Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer, will get its Los Angeles premiere at the Museum on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The exhibit documents Bob Dylan’s metamorphosis from folk musician to rock & roll icon through more than 50 photographs taken by New York-based photographer and film director Daniel Kramer for a year and a day during 1964 and 1965.
Jane Ortner Artist Award 2016: Lady Gaga
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 5, 2016) — Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Lady Gaga will be the recipient of the Jane Ortner Artist Award at the GRAMMY Museum® ‘s 2016 Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon on April 4, 2016 at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres home in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Artist Award honors a performer who has demonstrated passion and dedication to education through the arts. The recipient of this year’s Jane Ortner Education Award, which honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool, will be announced shortly.
Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk
LOS ANGELES/QUEENS (January 27, 2016) — The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles and the Queens Museum in New York have announced they are partnering to present an unprecedented two-part exhibition celebrating the lasting influence of punk rock progenitors the Ramones. Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk will open on April 10, 2016, at the Queens Museum in New York. It then moves to Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2016, where the second part will debut at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Grand Opening
CLEVELAND, MISS. (Feb. 1, 2016) — GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi will officially open its doors to the public on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Cleveland, Miss. The grand opening will be celebrated with a slate of activities from March 3–6 and will mark the first GRAMMY Museum to be built outside of Los Angeles.
Respect! Otis Redding and the Revolution of Soul
LOS ANGELES (December 8, 2015) — The GRAMMY Museum® will honor the life and career of multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Otis Redding with a new exhibit opening Friday, January 22, 2016. On display on the Museum’s fourth floor through September 2016, Respect! Otis Redding and the Revolution of Soul will offer visitors a unique look at the influential career of the legendary King of Soul™, and the lasting impact he made on music and pop culture in such a short period of time.
George Carlin: A Place For My Stuff
The GRAMMY Museum will commemorate GRAMMY-winning comedian George Carlin with a new display opening Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 on the Museum’s third floor. The exhibit will mark the third display in the Museum’s comedy series, following previous tributes to Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Rivers.
Sinatra: An American Icon
LOS ANGELES (June 8, 2015) — Following its highly acclaimed debut in New York in March, the multimedia exhibit exploring the life and career of multiple GRAMMY Award winner Frank Sinatra will get its Los Angeles premiere at the GRAMMY Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.
Legends of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes
LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2015) — The GRAMMY Museum will explore the enduring legacy and influence of Motown Records’ premier recording artists with the unveiling of Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes on June 25, 2015. The exhibit will offer visitors a unique look at the life and career of one of the most successful American singing groups of the ’60s, the Supremes, through rare artifacts from the private collection of founding member Ms. Mary Wilson.
All Eyez On Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur
LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2015) — Due to the overwhelming response from the launch of its latest exhibit, All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur, the GRAMMY Museum® is pleased to announce the exhibit celebrating Tupac Shakur’s legacy will remain on display in Los Angeles through Jan. 10, 2016.
X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles Announced
LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2017) — To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Los Angeles punk rock band X, the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE will open a new exhibit titled X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles on Friday, June 30. On display on the Museum’s fourth floor, the exhibit will give visitors a glimpse into how X’s four original members – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake – quickly established the band as one of the best in the first wave of L.A.’s flourishing punk scene.
Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music
LOS ANGELES (April 7, 2015) — On what would have been renowned sitar player and Beatles inspiration Ravi Shankar’s 95th birthday, the GRAMMY Museum is pleased to announce it will debut its latest exhibit, Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The exhibit will mark the first in the United States to celebrate India’s most esteemed musician.