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Michael Jackson

  • Third Floor
  • Opened June 25, 2011
  • M-F: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    S-S: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

"The overwhelming response to our earlier exhibits speaks to Jackson's unparalleled place in music history and the public's deep connection to his music.  We're excited to share even more of Jackson's life and legacy with his fans and we hope it serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most significant entertainers in music history."

- Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum

In October 2009 the GRAMMY Museum debuted Michael Jackson: A Musical Legacy, the temporary memorial display that was launched following Jackson's death in June 2009. The Museum’s current tribute to Jackson resides on the third floor and features two cases of artifacts that portray Jackson’s early career as a member of the Jackson 5, and his successful solo career as a singer and performer. Featured artifacts include Jackson's trademark sequin gloves, elaborately embellished jackets and items worn in the music video for his hit song “Thriller,” including the famous varsity jacket and red leather jacket. 

Artifacts on display include:

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Thriller

Multiple items from the music video for "Thriller"

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Signature Items

Signature items from Michael Jackson's collection including his fedora, gloves, and multiple jackets

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Music

Sheet music, original correspondences, and more