Grammy Museum Announces Digital Programming Initiatives Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

first_imgThe Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA is closed for the foreseeable future as the American public ditches social gatherings in public places to lessen the spread of COVID-19. The museum will look to adapt to the stay-at-home lifestyle which many around the world are partaking in with a new digital content initiative that will include the rollout of archival video interviews, slideshows from past exhibitions, staff curated Spotify playlists, educational content, and more.As the museum is closed through March 31st and possibly longer depending on the spread of the coronavirus, the new “Grammy Museum At Home” initiative will now counter the lack of on-site visitors by sharing never-before-released content from its digital archives available to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18th.Related: 25 Concert Films & Music Documentaries To Stream While You’re Self-QuarantiningSundays and Tuesdays will see the rollout of education lessons and learning activity content. Mondays, Wednesday, and Saturdays will see premieres of public program archive content that features intimate interviews with artists in the Clive Davis Theater. The first round of artists to be featured in the digital series include Billie Eilish, Bob Newhart, Brandi Carlile, Greta Van Fleet, Larkin Poe, Scarypoolparty, X Ambassadors, and Yola. The Grammy Museum has hosted over 900 programs in its 12-year history, Billboard reports.Thursdays will feature Member Engagement Nights, while Fridays will feature At-Home Exhibit Explorations, featuring slideshow footage from past exhibitions beginning with “X: 40 Years of Punk.” Next week’s featured exhibit on Friday will be “Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Popular Music and the National Pastime.”Additionally, the museum’s daily staff picks Spotify playlist will feature songs picked out from all parts of the staff, including guest services and security team members.Related: Recording Academy Fires Deborah Dugan After Allegations Against OrganizationWatch the announcement on the museum’s new online initiative shared by president Michael Sticka below.Message From Grammy Museum President Michael Sticka[Video: GRAMMY Museum]Fans can head to the “Museum At Home” page of the museum’s website for more info.last_img read more

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