Swift exhibit goes to NY

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Photos of singer Taylor Swift from ages one to eight are included in the exhibition.
Photos of singer Taylor Swift from ages one to eight are included in the exhibition.PHOTO: TAYLORSWIFT. UPDATES

NEW YORK • Taylor Swift may be just 26 years old, but with a 10-year career behind her, multiple Grammy Awards and higher earnings than any other celebrity, she now has her own exhibition.

The Taylor Swift Experience arrived in New York this week for a three-month stay after opening at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in 2014.

Displays include the country-turned-pop singer's handwritten lyrics, her piano, some of her 10 Grammy statuettes, her baby clothes and show costumes.

"It's basically the story of Taylor Swift and the making of a modern superstar. It's funny, she's 26 years old and she's already a legend, but it's actually the truth," said Grammy Museum curator Nwaka Onwusa.

Photos of singer Taylor Swift from ages one to eight are included in the exhibition.
Photos of singer Taylor Swift from ages one to eight are included in the exhibition. PHOTO: TAYLORSWIFT. UPDATES

The exhibition starts off by informing visitors that the show is about "the making of a modern music mega-star".

The New York show features some exhibits which were not at the Grammy Museum. One of them is the pop star's first outfit - a "hooded sweater gown" - in which her parents took her home from the hospital.

The costumes she wore to her Grammy Awards performances and on her tours are displayed in glass cases, and there is the custom-built piano Swift commissioned for her 1989 World Tour, which was designed to look like a shell.

She started her career in Nashville as a guitar-strumming 16-year-old and was named by Forbes as the world's top-earning celebrity this year, taking home US$170 million (S$242 million).

The exhibition is on till February.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2016, with the headline 'Swift exhibit goes to NY'. Print Edition | Subscribe