If you loved Whitney Houston then there’s an exhibition you need to visit. The Grammy Museum opened a Whitney Houston exhibition put together by the diva’s family members.
The Whitney Houston exhibition at the Grammy Museum is a tribute to the singer’s career. “Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston” opened on Wednesday at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The tribute exhibition will run until February 2013.
“We are really very overjoyed that we are here today to represent and be a part of such a wonderful and splendid career of such a beautiful and talented woman” Pat Houston told reporters. She was joined at the Grammy Museum Whitney Houston exhibition opening by the singer’s brother, Gary, and sister-in-law Donna. Cissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown and Bobby Brown didn’t show up for the event.
Following Whitney Houston’s accidental death this February, many fans have wondered why there is no actual homage to her career and life. While the diva’s family members got their own reality shows and auction houses made millions of selling Whitney Houston memorabilia, there wasn’t much relief for fans in grief.
The networks and overall media only focused on the rough times of Whitney Houston’s life, and dismissed the good ones. The Whitney Houston exhibition is said to do just that. “We have picked the things that people will find the most interesting and, in many cases, bring back fun memories” said former manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston.
The Whitney Houston tribute exhibition features many of the singer’s favorite gowns, including the beaded dress she wore in 1994 at the Grammy Awards gala. There are also modeling shots, film scripts and a lot of personal memorabilia such as private letters Whitney Houston received from Clive Davis.
The exhibition even features Whitney Houston’s favorite cup of tea, the one she used to drink from before every concert. There’s also on display Whitney Houston’s personal Bible and photos from the family’s private collection.
This Friday, “Sparkle” will premiere in US theatres, starring the late Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Mike Epps and Tika Sumpter. It’s the remake of the 1976 musical featuring Sparks, a Motown vocalist trying to keep the family apart after the group became a sensation.