The Whitney Houston exhibit opened at Prudential ­Center’s GRAMMY Museum Experience on October 19, 2018 and it’s a must-see! Destination Newark was given an exclusive look inside the exhibit and it was as amazing as we thought. Our editors and social media team, including EvanTheShow, took over the museum and had a blast!

Houston’s exhibit portrays the singer’s musical career up until her unfortunate passing on February 11, 2012. The Houston family and the Marion P. Foundation collaborated with the GRAMMY Museum to make the exhibit possible.

Fans and museum-goers can look forward to seeing magazine  ­covers and advertisements in which Houston modeled. Precious items like the singer’s diploma and childhood bible were provided by her family for the exhibit. In addition, some of Houston’s most memorable dresses and other outfits are on display. In 1997, the Newark native starred as the fairy godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella movie alongside Brandy Norwood. The movie’s scriptbook is included in the exhibit.

In addition to Whitney Houston memorabilia, exhibit visitors can sing along with Houston in a booth with lyrics to her hit “I Want to Dance With Somebody.” The singer’s most iconic speeches and moments, including her 1991 Super Bowl Performance of “The Star Spangled ­Banner,” are part of the exhibit.

Members of the Destination Newark staff

Members of the Destination Newark staff in the Grammy Museum Experience Roland Live.

The GRAMMY Museum Experience also includes the history of the GRAMMYs, as well as other artists like Wyclef, Nick Jonas, and Ray Charles & The Raelettes. During our Destination Newark takeover, we had the opportunity to perform as our own band (see image above).

The Whitney! exhibit will run until June 30, 2019. General ­admission tickets to the GRAMMY Museum Experience can be purchased online through Ticketmaster for $7-$10. Visit grammymuseumexp.org for more information.