Founded in December 2008, the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards. The GRAMMY Museum educates visitors about the history and cultural significance of American music, and inspires the next generation to explore and create new forms of music using the roots that have existed in this country for centuries. The museum accomplishes this through innovative programming, cutting-edge interactive experiences, and exciting exhibitions.
Eight-time GRAMMY Award winner, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and Oscar-nominated artist Dolly Parton is not only a music legend, but is renowned as a fashion icon as well. Now on view at the GRAMMY Museum through March 17, Diamond In A Rhinestone World: The Costumes Of Dolly Parton is the first exhibit Parton has had in the United States outside of her Tennessee theme park Dollywood. The exhibit showcases iconic costumes and pieces from her personal archive, including cherished outfits from her most memorable album covers, music videos, and live performances.
Known as the "godfather of music photography," the late Jim Marshall maintained a 50-year career that resulted in more than 500 album covers, numerous magazine covers, and some of the most celebrated images in blues, jazz, country, and rock and roll. Now on view at the GRAMMY Museum through February 24, The Prison Concerts: Folsom And San Quentin (Jim Marshall’s Photographs Of Johnny Cash) showcases powerful images of the legendary musician from Cash’s historic prison concerts in 1968 and 1969 selected from the art book Johnny Cash At Folsom & San Quentin.
GRAMMY Award-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong is the subject of an exhibit that opened on 4/20 at the GRAMMY Museum. Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin'—Celebrating 40 Years Of Up In Smoke is curated in collaboration with GRAMMY-winning producer Lou Adler, who uncovered the legendary duo, produced many of their albums, and directed the film. On display through spring 2019, the exhibit explores what made the world fall in love with East L.A. native Richard "Cheech" Marin and Canadian Tommy Chong, while chronicling the development and success of their first feature-length film, Up In Smoke. Items on display include the original marked-up script from Up In Smoke, the master tape for the soundtrack album, comedy sketches, an assortment of limited-edition 40th anniversary smoking devices, and selections from Marin's "Blazing Chicano Guitars" collection, among other items.
In conjunction with the home video and soundtrack release for John Scheinfeld's acclaimed feature documentary, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, the GRAMMY Museum® and Bulova launched a long-term exhibit titled Chasing Trane: John Coltrane's Musical Journey Transcended. On display through March 3 in the Museum's Mike Curb Gallery on the fourth floor, the exhibit celebrates the music of GRAMMY®-winning saxophone great John Coltrane through rare performance footage and audio recordings from Coltrane's Japanese tour in 1966, handwritten manuscripts, instruments, and more.
Located on the Museum’s third floor, DEEP HEART: Roots, Rock & The Music Of Carlos Vives is a one-of-a-kind exhibit that offers visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of the two-time GRAMMY®-winning and 11-time Latin GRAMMY-winning Colombian singer/songwriter who pioneered the integration of the indigenous and vallenato sounds of his country into popular music. The exhibit opened to coincide with the release of Vives’ latest album, Vives (To Live).
In October 2009, the GRAMMY Museum debuted Michael Jackson: A Musical Legacy, the temporary memorial display that was launched following Jackson's death in June 2009. The museum’s current Michael Jackson tribute resides on the third floor and features two cases of artifacts that portray Jackson’s early career as a member of the Jackson 5, and his successful solo career as a singer and performer. Featured artifacts include Jackson's trademark fedora and sequin gloves, elaborately embellished jackets, sheet music, original correspondences, and items from the groundbreaking "Thriller" music video, including the famous varsity jacket and red leather jacket.
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