Grammy Museum to reopen on May 21 after more than a year-long closure

General view of the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live on August 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

The Grammy Museum will reopen to the public on May 21 after being closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, museum officials announced Tuesday.

The museum will reopen with three new major exhibits: "Dave Matthews Band: Inside and Out" (on view through fall 2021), "Y Para Siempre... Marco Antonio Solis" (on view through spring 2022), and the previously announced "Motown: The Sound Of Young America" (on view through winter 2021). More information about each exhibit will be announced soon.

Additionally, the museum's "This is Nat King Cole" exhibit has been extended through this fall, and free admission will be offered to first responders, health care workers and essential workers through June.

Special preview days will be held the weekend of May 15-16, during which the museum will open at limited capacity to maintain social distancing.

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"We're thrilled that the day has come that we can reopen our doors and welcome our community back to the Grammy Museum, including free admission to first responders, healthcare and essential workers through June 2021 to show our deepest gratitude," said Michael Sticka, the museum's president. "We have a wide-range of new exhibits for visitors to experience and I'm proud of our hard-working team who has made sure the museum is safe and enjoyable for all."

Officials said new health and safety protocols will be in place, such as advanced timed-entry online ticketing, required face mask wearing, mandatory temperature checks, a touchless visitor experience, enhanced and more frequent cleaning and sanitizing protocols, one-way paths through museum floors and hand sanitizing stations.

The Clive Davis Theater remains closed until further notice for evening programming, but will be open during the day as part of the Motown exhibit for special film viewing.

The museum will celebrate its reopening with a special members-only virtual event on May 13 at 5:30 p.m. that will include a recently recorded interview and performance with Brandi Carlile and a first look at the new exhibits.

The Grammy Museum is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles. For more information about reservations, becoming a member and the museum's new safety protocols, visit