Grammy Museum Set to Reopen Next Month

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An exterior view of the GRAMMY Museum is seen at the GRAMMY Museum preview day at the GRAMMY Museum at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live on Dec. 2, 2008 in Los Angeles.

The museum re-opens with three new exhibits, focused on Motown, Dave Matthews Band and Marco Antonio Solís.

The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles will reopen its doors to the public on Friday, May 21, following a 14-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Museum members will have special preview days on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16. During the first phase of reopening, the museum will follow guidelines provided by L.A. County for museums. It will re-open at limited capacity to maintain social distancing. In addition, the museum will provide free admission to first responders, healthcare workers and essential workers through June.

The museum will re-open with three new exhibits: "Dave Matthews Band: Inside and Out" (on view through fall), "Y Para Siempre…Marco Antonio Solís" (on view through spring 2022), and the previously announced "Motown: The Sound of Young America" presented by City National Bank (on view through winter). Additionally, the museum's "This Is Nat King Cole" exhibit has been extended (on view through fall).

“We're thrilled that the day has come that we can reopen our doors and welcome our community back to the Grammy Museum…” said Michael Sticka, the museum's president. "We have a wide range of new exhibits for visitors to experience and I'm proud of our hard-working team who has made sure the Museum is safe and enjoyable for all.”

The museum is taking active measures to maintain a safe environment for guests, including new health and safety protocols such as limited capacity, advanced timed-entry online ticketing, required face-mask wearing, mandatory temperature checks, a touchless visitor experience, enhanced and more frequent cleaning and sanitizing protocols, one-way paths through the museum floors, social distancing marks, hand sanitizing stations, and more.

The museum's Clive Davis Theater, where the popular public programs are held, remains closed until further notice for evening programming, but will be open during the day as part of the Motown exhibit for special film viewing. Online advanced ticket reservations are now available.

The museum will continue to engage with online audiences through Grammy Museum at Home, providing digital educational content and lesson plans as part of the Grammy in the Schools Knowledge Bank, and their official online streaming service, Collection:live.

The museum will celebrate its reopening with a members-only virtual event taking place on Thursday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m. PT. "A Reopening Celebration with the Grammy Museum" includes a recently recorded interview and performance with Brandi Carlile and a first look at the new exhibits. This is available to current museum members or members who join by Wednesday, May 12.

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