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The Grammy Museum, a four-story interactive learning center dedicated to preserving the legacy of the art, technology of music making, is part of the the LA Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles. The goal of the project was to build a museum that would tell the story of the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY® Awards, as well as educate visitors about the creative process and of making music, all while recognizing artistic excellence, and the history of the GRAMMY Award.
- The Museum is four-floors and 30,000 square feet of more than two dozen interactive, permanent and traveling exhibits.
- The Museum features more than 30 original and unique films from 7 different filmmakers, including Emmy-award winning documentarian Jim Brown and GRAMMY® Awards Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich.
- The Museum features more than 300 unique and compelling artifacts, from Elvis’ guitar to Pavarotti’s tuxedo.
- The Museum’s first special exhibition, Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom, is the first major museum exhibition to explore the 200 year history of music and politics in America. On display through Fall 2009, the exhibition will then travel to other museums nationwide.
- Using music as a gateway to learning, the Museum’s Education Division inspires and cultivates creativity, critical-thinking and self- expression with educational programs for children, college students, adults, and families. From production classes to career workshops, music lessons to classroom outreach, the Museum offers some of the most dynamic and exciting educational programs available from music museums today.
- The Museum features the 200-seat GRAMMY Sound Stage, home to a wide array of public programs. During the day, the theatre screens “The Making of a GRAMMY® Moment.” Shot backstage during the 50th Annual GRAMMY® Celebration, this film lets guests experience firsthand the excitement of the GRAMMY® Awards show.
The Grammy Museum’s ribbon cutting ceremony was December 5, 2008 and Mix was there.
For more information about the Grammy Museum, visit www.grammymuseum.org.