Friday, July 30, 2010
– " Loving You: Collecting Elvis Presley" will be unveiled Aug. 6 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The spotlight exhibit, which celebrates Elvis Presley's 75th birth year, is located within the museum's permanent exhibition and will run through January 2011.
Incorporating documents and artifacts from the museum's collection, the exhibit examines Presley's continuing global appeal and the enduring support of his fans more than 30 years after Presley's passing.
Items to be displayed include a Munsingwear bathrobe and a Lord Nelson wristwatch owned by Presley himself. Also featured are collectible items bearing Presley's likeness, including a bronze bust designed by Armand LaMontagne, a Christmas ornament, a bottle of "Always Elvis" white wine, a porcelain music box and more.
Spotlight exhibits are narratives that supplement themes or aspects of the museum's core exhibition, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. These short-term, informal displays either provide a closer look at a particular person, group or aspect of country music or spotlight recently donated items or special anniversaries.