London’s Jewish Museum to Host an Amy Winehouse Exhibition and Art Trail

Michele Debczak
Mark Okoh, Camera Press London via The Jewish Museum
Mark Okoh, Camera Press London via The Jewish Museum / Mark Okoh, Camera Press London via The Jewish Museum

Nearly six years after Amy Winehouse’s death, the Jewish Museum in London is honoring the artist’s life with an exhibition and art trail in her home borough of Camden.

As Konbini reports, the show—titled "Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait"—will open at the museum on March 16 and run until September 24, 2017. The exhibition first debuted in London in 2013, two years after the musician died of alcohol poisoning at age 27. Works that were co-curated by Winehouse's brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva explore the artist’s Jewish heritage, her connection to London, and the influences on her music. Photographs portray Winehouse at different stages of life, from adolescence to her rise to fame as a young adult. The exhibition also showcases some of her personal possessions, including clothing and ticket stubs, and a chart of her family tree.

"Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait" was shown in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and Vienna after premiering at the Jewish Museum. The exhibition's return to London will be accompanied by a street art trail of Winehouse-themed pieces. Work by artists Captain Kris, Mr Cenz, Philth, and Amara Por Dios will lead through Camden Town to the museum’s Welcome Gallery. There, visitors will see "Love Is A Losing Game" by the street artist Pegasus, an installation named after a song from Winehouse's hit album Back to Black. The art trail launches the day before the exhibition on March 15 and closes June 4.

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"Atmosphere" by Pegasus via The Jewish Museum

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"Amy Winehouse" by Bambi via The Jewish Museum

[h/t Kobini]