Taylor Swift is being honored in a new exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix featuring instruments, wardrobe items, handwritten song lyrics and other objects that hold personal meaning for the superstar.Taylor’s items will be on display along with instruments from iconic artists throughout history. According to the museum, the space dedicated to Taylor’s display is one of the largest for a single artist, matched only by the display for Elvis Presley.
There are two sections devoted to Taylor, with the first detailing her background and the beginning of her career. Objects in this portion include Taylor’s handwritten lyrics to her first hit, “Tim McGraw,” along with the acoustic guitar and cowboy boots featured in the “Tim McGraw” video.
The second section profiles her rapid ascent to stardom, shown through various musical instruments, stage wear and set pieces from Taylor’s Speak Now World Tour.
“We hope this exhibit inspires our guests of all ages to play an instrument and make their own music,” noted the museum’s president and director, Dr. Bill DeWalt, in a statement.
Look for more on this unique exhibit in the Dec. 10 issue of Country Weekly, on stands Dec. 3.