The Grammy Museum will debut never-before-released digital public programs from their archive amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In accordance with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Safer at Home” order and recommendation to postpone or cancel events that attract more than 10 people, the Grammy Museum made the decision to close through Sunday, March 31.
However, Michael Sticka, president of the Grammy Museum, said “music has the power to bring us together, strengthen our sense of community and drive us forward – especially in times when it feels like we are being pulled apart.”
As part of its effort to connect the community through music, the museum released and will continue to release a digital series featuring intimate sit-down interviews with artists and musicians in its 200-seat Clive Davis Theater from previous programs.
The first round of artists to be featured in the digital Public Program series include Billie Eilish and Finneas, Bob Newhart, Brandi Charlie, Greta Van Fleet, Kool and the Gang, Larkin Poe, Scarypoolparty, X Ambassadors and the artist Yola.
The Grammy Museum released its digital Public Programs on Scarypoolparty, Yola, Bob Newhart and Larkin Poe on March 18, March 21, March 23 and March 25, respectively. The museum will release a new program online at grammymuseum.org/programs every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
“The Grammy Museum’s doors may be closed, but our mission isn’t,” Sticka said. “This is about our community, nationwide, even globally. It is our privilege to share these never-before-released interviews by beloved artists with you and bring them into your homes. With these programs, we hope that people will find solace and inspiration.”
The public programs can also be seen on the Grammy Museum’s YouTube as well. There people can watch interviews and receive an in-depth look into how musicians make their music.
In addition, the museum also released exhibit slideshows that feature past exhibitions. “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles” was the first slideshow to be posted online on Friday, March 20. Every Friday, the museum will release a new gallery, and on Friday, March 27, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Popular Music and the National Pastime” will be the next.
These galleries include images of installation and artifacts, select media content featured in the exhibition, exhibit texts, playlists and captions.
The museum will also release educational content and lesson plans through its website and digital platforms during its closure. Playlists curated by staff including employees of guest services and security team members will be shared daily.
The Grammy Museum plans to release more educational and digital programming, and update its social media with content.
The Grammy Museum is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
For information, visit grammymuseum.org/programs.
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