"Through the lens of the GRAMMY Awards, The GRAMMY Museum tells the story of making music in a new and exciting way," said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli. "Our exhibits and programs explore the process of music making - from songwriting to recording - while celebrating the interconnected histories of all genres of music. And we present this in a very contemporary way through interactive and multimedia technology, across style and era."
With four floors of interactive and stimulating exhibit space, The GRAMMY Museum experience is celebratory, inspirational and educational. From the lobby, elevators take guests directly to the fourth floor where the Museum tour begins. A tunnel of bold graphics and powerful GRAMMY music opens to an exciting gallery space filled with films, artifacts and interactive exhibits - all of which capture the legacy of recorded music and reveal the many ways in which it intertwines with social and cultural history.
The third floor takes guests behind-the-scenes into the art and technology of the recording process and features hands-on, in-the-studio experiences, as well as an in-depth exploration of the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.
The second floor houses the 200-seat GRAMMY Sound Stage and will feature an exclusive film capturing the backstage world of the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Also home to the Museum's Special Exhibits Gallery, the second floor will feature original temporary exhibits showcased on a rotating basis. The first traveling exhibit, "Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom," will explore the depth to which music has been, and continues to be, a political force in American society.
Furthering its interactive theme, the GRAMMY Museum experience will feature educational and public programs designed to engage
young people, students, music fans, industry professionals, and more.
Events to be offered include music classes for children; mentoring and question-and-answer sessions with visiting artists; lectures with music industry veterans (including record label heads, producers, and engineers); film screenings; and concert series and artist showcases, among others.
Additionally, The Museum has developed partnerships with local colleges and universities including the University of Southern California, Occidental College, and the FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise to offer special programs and internships to students working toward a career in music.
The GRAMMY Museum will be run by The GRAMMY Museum Foundation, a non-profit organization created by The Recording Academy, with the collaboration and financial support of AEG. The creation of The GRAMMY Museum will be underwritten primarily through a combination of support by AEG (as developers of L.A. LIVE) and contributions from the Cultural Facility Development Fund established by the Community Redevelopment Agency and funded entirely through the collection of art fees from AEG and other developers of property located within the District. Additional support will be funded through the generous contributions of third party benefactors.
The GRAMMY Museum is located within L.A. LIVE at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA, 90015.
The Museum, adjacent to STAPLES Center, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Museum admission is $14.95 for adults; $11.95 for senior citizens (65+); $10.95 for youth (6-17); and free for members and children under 5.
For verification of the opening hours and admission please visit The GRAMMY Museum online or call 213.765.6800.