The East Coast version of the Grammy Museum– featuring exhibits and rare historical artifacts from Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston and more – will have its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 20 in Newark, New Jersey.
The 8,200-square foot GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center is dedicated both to celebrating the legacy of the greatest musicians in history and inspiring musical education, according to Variety.
It will be open to the public Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with tickets ranging from $9 to $12.
The museum will also initially include the following items and interactive exhibits:
Michael Jackson’s gold lamè suit from the “Thriller” era, designed by Bill Whitten
Madonna’s beaded dress worn at the “Who’s That Girl” premiere in 1987 in Times Square
Beyonce’s pink dress from her performance with Prince at 46th Grammy Awards
Taylor Swift’s navy blue, sequined gown by KAUFMANFRANCO at the 52nd Grammy Awards
The black Dolce + Gabbana dress that Amy Winehouse wore during her satellite performance of “You Know I’m No Good” and “Rehab” at the 50th Grammy Awards
Meghan Trainor’s Michael Costello gown from the 58th Grammy Awards
Chris Martin’s tour costume for “Viva La Vida”
Maren Morris’s purple dress from the 59th Grammy Awards red carpet and acceptance
Brittany Howard’s beautiful white, floor-length gown and cloak worn during the 58th GRAMMY Awards by Christian Joy
Ella Fitzgerald’s green beaded dress
Pavarotti’s black tuxedo
Roland Live, an area that provides visitors with a real-life simulation experience of performing on stage
Focused exhibits that unveil the mysteries behind the recording process
A how-to tutorial that teaches visitors how to rap while providing insight into the mixing/remixing song experience
A section dedicated to the annual Grammy Awards, as told through a timeline highlighting great moments in Grammy history.
View more details in the video below:
“The Experience highlights the power music has to inspire, educate and celebrate,” said Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. “There is something for everyone – from exhibits designed to educate to those that underline the history of music and its special place in our culture. We are proud to work alongside partners like Josh Harris and David Blitzer, and support the incredible work they have done to make the Prudential Center a major destination for music and entertainment on the East Coast.”
(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)
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