The museum’s latest exhibit, “Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston,” opening August 15, features some of the singer’s most celebrated memorabilia, like the white beaded gown she wore at the 1994 Grammy Awards when she won album of the year for The Bodyguard soundtrack, her Bible, personal scrapbooks, posters and more.
“This exhibit is a token of appreciation from our family for Whitney’s fans to enjoy and embrace,” Houston’s manager Pat Houston said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “We hope they are as elated as we are to have shared in such a remarkable life.”
The exhibit is the first public display of Houston’s belonging since her sudden death on February 11.
Two more of Houston’s icon pieces will be sold at a separate auction, reports EURWeb.
Her Bodyguard outfit and a gown she wore to the 1988 Grammy Awards will be auctioned off during the Dreier Collection’s Profiles in History sale on July 28.
Auctioneers expect Houston’s Art Deco-inspired Bodyguard costume to fetch up to $30,000.