EXCLUSIVE: Inside Taylor Swift’s New GRAMMY Exhibit That Her Mom Helped Design

by Sarah Flanigan 3:50 PM PST, December 11, 2014
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Inside Taylor Swift’s New GRAMMY Exhibit That Her Mom Helped Design

At just 24-years-old, Taylor Swift has accomplished A LOT. She’s a seven-time GRAMMY Award winner, she’s the youngest artist in history to win the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year, and she’s the only artist ever to have three million-selling weeks with her albums Speak Now, Red and 1989.

"There aren’t too many recording artists lately who are going to be on the cover of TIME magazine," Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live told ETonline. "That just shows the potential that she has and also the power that she has."

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ETonline scored an exclusive all-access pass to the brand new exhibit, The Taylor Swift Experience at the GRAMMY Museum before it opens December 13 (T-Swift's 25th birthday), and Taylor's mom Andrea, actually had a big hand in the design!

"She’s been very involved so the pieces, you can say that Taylor Swift and her mom have been involved in what you see in this exhibition," said Nwaka Onwusa, the museum's Associate Currator. "Her mother has been great at saying 'hey I think this color would be better than that,' or, 'how about you trying this?'"

The exhibit not only displays her current life as a worldwide megastar (NBD), but also puts some of her personal photographs on display for the first time.

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"It’s been a great partnership," Onwusa said.

This is actually a partnership, or friendship, that has been going on for years. In fact, their relationship with Taylor goes way back to when the museum first opened in 2008.

"She was our first lendor," Nwaka revealed. "She actually lent us her cowboy boots, cowgirl boots and we also had handwritten lyrics form her hit song Tim McGraw."

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The new exhibit will run from December 13, 2014 to May 10, 2015 and while Santelli says he expects The Taylor Swift Experience to be one of the most popular exhibits they’ve ever done, he also predicts that it won’t be their last chance to display Taylor’s story.

"I suspect that she is such an important star, such an important influence on music that at some point we’ll catch up with her career 5 or 7 years down the road."

Check out the video above to get a first-look of The Taylor Swift Experience before it opens this Saturday!