On Tuesday, The Grammy Museum unveiled its newest special exhibit, ‘Michael Jackson: A Musical Legacy’.
Residing on the Museum’s fourth floor, the exhibit serves as a follow-up to the earlier ‘Michael Jackson: HIStyle’ exhibit, which opened in February 2009, and the temporary memorial display, erected just after the Michael’s death.
“The overwhelming response to our earlier exhibits speaks to Jackson’s unparalleled place in music history and the public’s deep connection to his music,” said Executive Director Robert Santelli. “We’re excited to share even more of Michael’s life and legacy with his fans and we hope it serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most significant entertainers in music history.”
Including Michael’s trademark fedora and gloves, six elaborately embellished jackets, original lyrics, a Jackson 5 stage costume, and more, the exhibit will include additional artefacts never before exhibited in a museum. Across eight video monitors, visitors will also enjoy footage of Michael’s appearances on the annual Grammy Awards, as well as never before seen video of some of Michael’s famous friends sharing their memories of him.
Perhaps the most exciting element, the exhibit will feature a new interactive experience which will allow visitors to dance on a floor of light up tiles, mimicking Michael’s own moves in the ‘Billie Jean’ music video. The exhibit will be open until the end of summer 2010.