The GRAMMY Museum aims to educate individuals about the history and cultural significance of American music, and to inspire the next generation to explore and create new forms of music using the roots that have existed in this country for centuries.  The Museum accomplishes this through innovative programming, cutting-edge interactives, and exciting exhibitions.


The large and colorful Crossroads table greets guests on the fourth floor, inviting them to explore more than 160 genres of music. Once a genre of interest is selected, it opens to reveal photos, songs and stories that describe the music and its impact. In turn, each genre reveals connections to others, inviting guests to experience familiar sounds in new ways, and new sounds in exciting ways.

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gallery

Songwriters Hall of Fame Gallery features video highlights from the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Awards & Induction Dinners, an information kiosk of SHOF inductees and honorees, and samples of handwritten lyrics.

Enduring Traditions

Four Enduring Traditions pods, lined with unique artifacts and oversized imagery, beckon guests to explore the history of some of America’s most significant musical traditions: pop, folk, sacred, classical, blues, and jazz. Inside, vintage footage and interviews with a broad spectrum of musical artists capture the essence of the music. 

Music Epicenters

Spread across a curved wall, a map of the continental United States flashes, drawing guests attention to Music Epicenters. Using dynamic touch screens, guests can explore the times and places where the sounds of American music have changed, and learn about the nation’s rich and varied musical legacies. 

Culture Shock

Against a backdrop of some of modern music’s most revolutionary figures, an audiovisual timeline reveals the past half-century. As you explore Culture Shock, the frequently heated intersection of music and the broader culture is revealed, telling some of society’s most compelling stories, and spurring critical thinking.

Mono To Immersive Experience Room Presented by Harman

Wonder what Cardi B would sound like on a gramophone? Our flagship experience room, Mono to Immersive, takes you on a visual and audible journey of recorded sound from the dusty cylinders of the 19th century to the surround sound of the present as you engross yourself in your favorite GRAMMY performances.

Roland LIVE

Please note that this experience is currently being updated, and will be temporarily on display in the second-floor gallery from September 12 - January 2020.

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. 


From the recording studio to the GRAMMY Award stage, How To Win A GRAMMY features the process of making a GRAMMY Award, provides an overview of the screening, nomination, and voting process, and celebrates the legacies of Pierre Cosette and Ken Ehrlich, two of the show’s most notable producers.

On the Red Carpet Presented by Delta

Some of the most significant, iconic — and, occasionally, outrageous — red carpet looks from the GRAMMY Awards’ history all in one place. On The Red Carpet showcases original clothing worn on the GRAMMY Red Carpet and on stage, illustrating the glitz and glamour of Music’s Biggest Night.

Latin Music Gallery

Working in collaboration with The Latin Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum opened LA's first permanent Latin Music Gallery. In this gallery, expect to experience the power of Latin music as it continues to grow as one of the leading influences worldwide.

Great GRAMMY Performances

This rotating program spans 61 years and multiple genres to showcase some of the most unforgettable GRAMMY footage surrounded by all of the awards presented by The Recording Academy and The Latin Recording Academy — much of it rarely seen in public.

Clive Davis Theater

Located on the second floor of the Museum, the Clive Davis Theater is an intimate, state-of-the-art 200-seat theater. On a daily basis, the theater plays a film that coincides with the exhibit on the second floor.  Theater is subject to close due to private events. Please call before visiting.


The GRAMMY Museum occasionally accepts artifacts through donation and bequest. Please note that the Museum accepts only items that truly fill a gap in the collections and only after careful consideration by the Museum’s Curatorial Team.

If you are interested in donating, please send an email inquiry to [email protected] including a description of the object, copies of associated information (bill of sale, family or object history, etc.), and a photograph of the object. If the Museum is interested in accepting your donation, museum staff will notify you and discuss the next steps. If the Museum cannot accommodate the donation, we will do our best to recommend a more appropriate museum or repository which can effectively use the object.

Thank you for your continued interest and support!

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