THE GRAMMY MUSEUM®: Devoted to exploring and celebrating music

Third Floor

You've now arrived at the GRAMMY Awards. Greeted by a giant replica of the famous trophy, you're free to explore the history, excitement, and glamour of the world's premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. 

Your experience culminates in an in-depth exploration of the GRAMMY® Awards telecast. This blend of film, artifacts, and graphics takes you deep inside the GRAMMY Awards, letting you experience all the glamour, recognition, and celebration.

Recording Art and Technology

As you arrive on the third floor, you are instantly immersed in Roland Live. Surrounding you, a wide variety of Roland electronic instruments offer you the chance to participate in the music-making process and think critically about how today's music is crafted.

Revolutions of Recorded Sound

Containing a combination of artifacts, interactive audio, and historical imagery, Revolutions of Recorded Sound takes you on a journey of recorded sound, from the dusty cylinders of the 19th century to the surround sound of the present. Highlighting the most significant leaps forward, this exhibit demonstrates the ways in which technology has changed not only what you hear, but how and where you hear it. Adjacent, a custom sound experience invites you to enter. Select a track, and listen as Playback: From Mono to Surround takes you from 1877 to today in the course of a song.

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In the Studio

The capstone of your Museum visit, In the Studio is an exciting group of interactive experiences, offering a breadth of unmatched access and opportunity. Spread across eight self-contained pods, each offering a different experience, this exhibit uses touch-screen interactivity and one-of-a-kind film footage to take you inside the recording process. Meeting and assisting you on your journey are some of music's most famous and significant producers, engineers, and recording artists. Drawn from a wide variety of eras and genres, they guide you through a distinct activity common to the recording process; just like in a real studio, you'll hear the consequences of the creative and technical choices you make, and experience firsthand the challenge and satisfaction of making great music.

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Roland Live

Roland Live gives visitors a chance to participate in the music-making process. By playing electronic musical instruments, guests will have the opportunity to explore and think critically about how today's music is crafted.

Everything GRAMMY

You've now arrived at the GRAMMY Awards. Greeted by a giant replica of the famous trophy, you're free to explore the history, excitement, and glamour of the world's premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. 

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Journeying behind the glamour, the next exhibits take you into the heart of the program and its production. Picking the Winners unveils how the nomination and awards processes work, while The GRAMMY Telecast uses rare artifacts, stories, and film to tell the fascinating stories of how the world's largest live music telecast is pulled together each year.

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After exploring a gallery of Notable Winners — some of whom are likely to surprise you — GRAMMY Charities showcases The Recording Academy's philanthropic efforts in the United States, and The Latin GRAMMYs highlights the arrival of the exciting sister organization, The Latin Recording Academy.

Finally, take a seat and experience some Great GRAMMY Performances. This rotating program spans fifty years and multiple genres to showcase some of the most unforgettable GRAMMY footage — much of it rarely seen in public.