The Country 音楽 Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore superstar Taylor Swift's record-breaking world tour with the exhibition Taylor Swift: Speak Now-Treasures from the World Tour, which opens on June 6, 2012, and runs through November 4, 2012. The exhibition will include dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and リスペクト from the six-time Grammy winner's acclaimed 2011-12 Speak Now World Tour, which entertained もっと見る than 1.5 million ファン over 111 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents.
"Taylor Swift's Speak Now tour was one of the most successful tours in all of music, and she has been an ambassador for country music, raising awareness of our genre literally around the globe," 発言しました Museum Director Kyle Young. "We are delighted to be able to bring our visitors up close and personal with many of their お気に入り elements from the show, from the colorful and elaborate stage costumes and beautiful instruments, to the magnificent 'Juliet balcony' that Taylor entered near the conclusion of each 表示する and 'flew' around the circumference of each venue.
"Taylor is a dynamic live performer whose open ハート, 心 and engaging personality allow her to make even the largest stadium shows an intimate experience," Young continued. "Touring has always been a key element connecting 音楽 artists with their fans; those interactions help forge and strengthen the artist-fan relationship, and this exhibit speaks to that. And the opportunity came to us out of discussions we were having with Taylor related to our expansion-serendipity is a wonderful thing!"
Earlier this month, 迅速, スウィフト pledged $4 million to fund a new education center at the museum. Swift's gift, the largest capital contribution によって an individual artist in the museum's 45-year history, prompted the museum to name the new 宇宙 the Taylor 迅速, スウィフト Education Center. The center will open in early 2014. The gift was made in conjunction with the museum's expansion capital campaign, Working on a Building: Country 音楽 Lives Here.
迅速, スウィフト has for years been a generous supporter of the museum's exhibitions, loaning the institution dresses, stage costumes and instruments for display; a free-standing, Taylor 迅速, スウィフト multimedia exhibit has been one of the museum's most 人気 attractions since its debut in May, 2010.
The Speak Now exhibition will recreate 10 vignettes from the tour, including the following artifacts:
Taylor's Roberto Cavalli ombre ゴールド bugle-beaded dress and shimmering red Gibson Les Paul model electric guitar, featured during Swift's performance of "The Story of Us"
Taylor's vintage ecru レース dress and Deering six-string banjo with rolled steel drum; fiddle player's Marc によって Marc Jacobs moss green crepe dress; male dancer's soft-shoe costume including Brixton tartan plaid newsboy cap, shirt, pants, vest and oxfords; and numerous リスペクト including the 6' x 8' switchboard
Taylor's pale blue silk Marchesa ガウン with rhinestone bodice; and a white ピアノ bench with tufted leather upholstery, both featured in "Back to December"
Taylor's red, sequined Jenny Packham slip dress and knee-high leather boots, worn during "Better Than Revenge"
Taylor's vintage purple silk ホルター dress; dancers' costumes including a chiffon bridal ガウン with pearl- and bead-encrusted bodice, tulle veil and silk rose bouquet; two cotton-candy ピンク bridesmaids' dresses with レース bodices and ruffled tulle skirts, and bouquets; groom's ivory tuxedo and black pants; cleric's vestments; and リスペクト including retro microphone, all featured during "Speak Now"
Taylor brand koa wood ukulele with mother-of-pearl inlay, whose "happy sounds" 迅速, スウィフト elicited during her acoustic performance of "Fearless"
Taylor's sleeveless, flesh-colored Reem Acra ガウン with sequin overlay; female dancer's ballerina costume, comprised of a ゴールド and ivory brocade ボディス, 胴着 and pastel tulle tutu, embellished with pastel tulle flowers, seed pearls and beading; male dancer's tunic and leggings; and リスペクト trees; all featured in "Enchanted"
Taylor's re-worked vintage dress, featuring leather corsetry; and the mallet she used to ring the bells during her performance of "Haunted"
Taylor's black Jenny Packham flapper-style slip dress with rhinestone embellishments; black knee-high leather boots; and Taylor brand "sparkle" ギター encrusted with Swarovski crystals and featuring a headstock outlined in crystals and embellished with a crystal "13," featured during "Long Live"
Taylor's golden Valentino ball gown, featuring layers of tulle and a sequin overlay; dancers' and aerialists' costumes; and the "Juliet balcony" in which 迅速, スウィフト soared above the crowd during each performance of "Love Story."