The “MTV Turns Forty: I Still Want My MTV” exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi has been such a success that the museum plans to extend its run time.
“In fact, it’s been so popular that we are going to extend it for a little bit. We’re going to make an announcement about a closing date this month,” Director Emily Havens said. “It’s an incredible exhibit. If you haven’t seen it, you should definitely come see it. And if you have seen it, you should definitely come back.”
The comprehensive exhibit, which was originally supposed to end on August 1, includes:
- Interviews and artifacts from the four remaining MTV VJs
- Interview footage, notes, sketches, and more about the idea for MTV from Mississippi native Bob Pittman and John Sykes, members of the “Initial 8” MTV Executive Team
- Artifacts and memorabilia from Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Sting, Run-D.M.C., Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and more
- Spotlights on many of the pivotal moments in MTV’s programming history from Yo! MTV Raps! and MTV Unplugged to Beavis and Butt-head and Jersey Shore
- Initial exhibit sketches from the late Lucy Janoush, founding board member of the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
Once an official closing date is determined by the museum, this article will be updated.