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.
A FEW QUICK FACTS
- 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
- 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.