Friday, September 9, 2011

New George Harrison exhibit at Grammy Museum

The Grammy Museum, in cooperation with The Estate of George Harrison, will debut a new exhibition, George Harrison: Living in the Material World opening on Oct. 11. The exhibition will open the week following the broadcast premiere of Martin Scorsese’s documentary of the same name, showing on HBO Oct. 5-6, and will be the first major museum exhibition to explore the life and career of Harrison.

"I’m honored that Olivia Harrison has chosen to work with us to create [the exhibit],” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of The Grammy Museum. "We are particularly excited to celebrate Harrison’s extraordinary musical legacy with the legions of fans who admire him, as well as to introduce him to a new generation of music lovers.”

Santelli continued:  “As a Beatles fan, working on this exhibit has been a fascinating journey for me personally...I came to realize George Harrison was a more deeply complex musician than I previously knew, and a beautifully spiritual man whose interests touched not only songwriting and music, but also included photography, filmmaking and book publishing. Hopefully, the exhibit will bear this out, enabling other fans of George Harrison to see him and hear his music in a brand new light.”

Living in the Material World will provide an in-depth look at all aspects of Harrison’s creative life. Bringing together a collection of diverse artifacts, rare photographs and footage, the exhibit features dozens of items from the private collection of the Harrison Estate, including:
  • Several guitars used by George Harrison during The Beatles and solo career
  • Handwritten lyrics;
  • Personal journals and sketches;
  • Stage outfits; and
  • Personal photographs shot by Harrison.
 “We are very pleased with the results of our collaboration with The Grammy Museum, said Olivia Harrison, George’s widow.  “Bob and his team have brought a great deal of passion and commitment to the project; their collective efforts have resulted in a wonderful exhibit. We look forward to sharing our memories of George with his fans through this first major exhibition about his life.”

George Harrison: Living in the Material World will be on display in The Grammy Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery through Feb. 12, 2012.

Museum admission is $12.95 for adults; $11.95 for senior citizens (65+); and $10.95 for students with I.D. (ages 6 – 22) and members of the military. Grammy Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free.

Located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015, with an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within L.A. LIVE campus, at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

For more information, call 213.765.6800 or visit

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