The GRAMMY Museum
The GRAMMY Awards are coming up in a few weeks, which means it is a good time to go check out the GRAMMY museum. If you love music and the history of it, then this is a great museum to spend some time in. With a collection of GRAMMYs won by incredible artists, along with costumes and original song lyrics, you can’t go wrong exploring this fun and interactive museum.
Located in Downtown LA, The GRAMMY museum boasts 4 floors and various exhibits. If you start on the 4th floor, you will find Janis Joplin’s psychedelic porsche, which has been restored to its original fun and funky condition. Or you can delve into the creative process of some of these musical geniuses by checking out the original lyrics that they wrote to famous songs like Taylor Swifts “Tim McGraw” and John Lennons “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”.
The museum is also an interactive experience as it has sensitive touch-screens where you can look at photos and listen to music from various genres. You can also learn what it is like in the different stages of producing commercial soundtracks inside another interactive exhibit and you can record your own track and remix it. The GRAMMY museum also holds live performances and seminars at the Clive Davis Theater as well as public programs with award winning musicians.
If you are a fashionista, you can also view outfits worn by Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna.
Many people flock to the museum to see the Michael Jackson exhibit. This exhibit displays multiple artifacts from this music icons breath of work including items from “Thriller”, his fedora, gloves and multiple jackets. You will also see his sheet music and original correspondence. The 2 cases of memorabilia from Jacksons life are a testament to his contribution to the music industry.
Now, until Mid-February, there is a Frank Sinatra exhibit, celebrating Sinatra’s 100th birthday. There’s a re-creation of the vocal booth at Capitol Records’ Studio A, complete with ashtray and a glass of bourbon on the rocks. You can hear Sinatra directing his orchestra over speakers and outtakes of his songs. On display are his GRAMMYS and other awards including The Presidential Medal of Freedom given to him by President Reagan in 1985.
There are so many things to love about the GRAMMY museum. Take a tour of Downtown LA with us and see even more!
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