Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper
Fans of singer Whitney Houston will have the chance to enjoy a major museum exhibit in her honor.
Six months after her sudden death, the singer’s life and career will be celebrated with a public display of her vast collection of memorabilia at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
“Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston,” will provide “an in-depth look at all aspects of Houston’s creative life,” according to a press release issued by the museum.
Fans will be able to view a display of rare photographs and footage as well as a large range of artifacts, including the white beaded gown that Houston wore to the 1994 Grammys—where she won Best Album—the singer’s Bible and albums and scrapbooks from her career.
“Whitney!,” which is being curated with the cooperation of Houston’s family, will also include interviews with colleagues, friends and family members.
“This exhibit is a token of appreciation from our family for Whitney’s fans to enjoy and embrace,” Houston’s manager Pat Houston said in a statement printed by the Los Angeles Times. “We hope they are as elated as we are to have shared in such a remarkable life.”
Museum executive director Robert Santelli said, “We are particularly excited to showcase her long connection to the Grammy Awards show and to celebrate the musical genius that made her one of America’s most-awarded pop and soul vocalists.”
Houston, 48, died Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills on the eve of this year’s Grammy Awards.
In addition to the museum exhibit, which runs from Aug. 15 to February 2013, BeBe Winans’ book “The Whitney I Knew” is set to hit stores on July 31, and Houston’s last movie, “Sparkle” will reach the big screen on Aug. 17.