To the left, to the left. That’s what movers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum are saying as they clear space for the brand new Beyoncé exhibit. In our books, the Queen B deserves her very own museum, but a wing of the iconic music destination ain’t too shabby.
The exhibit will be all about Beyoncé’s game-changing fashion and, the bigger news, it’s set to debut in a section previously reserved exclusively for Hall of Famers. Because artists aren’t eligible for Rock Hall induction until 25 years after the release of their first record, Bey’s not up for induction until 2022 as a member of Destiny's Child and 2027 as a solo artist. So, the fact she’s made her way into the museum at all is a big deal!
Featured in the final exhibit layout will be such well-known pieces as Beyoncé’s black leotard from the “Single Ladies” music video and the body suit, skirt, and jacket that wowed the crowd during Super Bowl XLVII. Also keep your eyes peeled for her tank top, denim shorts, and leather pumps from 2003’s “Crazy in Love” music video, the gold armored number and Ruthie Davis heels she wore for “Sweet Dreams,” and the Givenchy gown Bey looked gorgeous in during the 2012 Met Gala. And it’s all coming direct from the Queen herself.
“When we looked at the depth of the amount of stuff that she was willing to send, we just thought, ‘The only way we can really showcase these items is to put them in the Legends of Rock area in the museum,’ which really is the spot that we have to pay tribute to legends of rock, which Beyoncé has proven herself to be,” says Rock Hall curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger.
Amen to that. Now, who wants to go to Cleveland?
The new exhibit debuts in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, July 22. Will you be going?