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Amy Winehouse Exhibit Makes U.S. Debut at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum

Ian Lillicrapp
Installation view from Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.

Late singer Amy Winehouse is the subject of a major new exhibit and programming debuting Thursday at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Actually, there are two exhibits: "Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait," a display of Winehouse's personal artifacts lent by her family and mounted in cooperation with the Jewish Museum London, and "You Know I'm No Good," featuring contemporary art inspired by the late British singing star.

The exhibits are supplemented by several months of special events planned at the Museum, including Winehouse-centric tribute concerts and dance parties, plus guest "gallery chats" by an eclectic group of speakers including tattoo legend Don Ed Hardy and music journalist Greil Marcus.

The Winehouse programming "continues the Museum’s exploration of Jewish journeys through the musical community and music industry," executive director Lori Starr said in a statement, citing past exhibitions such as "Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman" and "Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black/Jewish Relations."

According to Starr, the Museum's next exploration of music will come through a 2016 exhibit dedicated to late Bay Area concert promoter Bill Graham.

"Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait" and "You Know I'm Know Good" run from July 23-November 1 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

 

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