The collection at the Jewish Museum will explore the singer's intimate side
A new Amy Winehouse exhibition opens at London’s Jewish Museum today (July 3).
‘Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait’ aims to show the singer’s intimate side and brings together items from her childhood, her time at stage school and career in music – including her first ever guitar and Grammy Award.
All captions on the items were written by her brother Alex, who describes her as “simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a big talent”. The exhibition’s curator Elizabeth Selby told The Guardian that the captions “really help to bring the exhibition together. You get a sense of a very strong brother-and-sister relationship that’s very typical – it is very affectionate but also perhaps they sometimes didn’t get on.”
According to a statement from the museum: “Amy was close to her family and had a strong sense of her Jewish roots and heritage. Among the various objects on display, the exhibition will show many unseen photographs of Amy’s family life – Friday night dinners, Alex’s Bar Mitzvah and vintage photographs of their beloved grandmother Cynthia.”
‘Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait’ is at the Jewish Museum in Camden, London, from July 3 to September 15.