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Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes

The first of our Legends Of Motown exhibit series opened June 25, 2015. The exhibit gives visitors a one-of-a-kind look at the life and career of one of the most successful American singing groups of the '60s, The Supremes.

  • Third Floor
  • Jun 25, 2015 Through May 1, 2016
  • M-F: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    S-S: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

 

As you look at all of these wonderful treasures, please be reminded that three little black girls' dared to dream, and made their dreams come true. Thank you, Motown, and the thousands of fans all over the world.

- Ms. Wilson

The exhibit begins at the start of The Supremes' career, when they were still known as The Primettes, to their signing with Motown and takes visitors on a timeline tour of the height of their success — from setting a record for the most consecutive No. 1 hits by an American group in June 1965, to creating a legacy that still exists today through their music and "Supreme" style.

Unlike previous Supremes exhibitions, our exhibit is not exclusively a gown collection. This exhibit is the start of a series of exhibits celebrating Motown's musical and cultural impact.

The exhibit features rare items from the personal collection of founding Supremes member, Mary Wilson, including

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"Turquoise Freeze" Dresses

"Turquoise Freeze" dresses worn during a 1967 appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

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Exclusive Footage

Exclusive interview and performance footage 

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"Yellow Sparkle"

Various matching gowns The Supremes wore over the years

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Promotional Items

Promotional items and memorabilia featuring The Supremes

Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes will be on display through May 1, 2016.