Oprah Winfrey to Be Honored With Museum Exhibition
Winfrey to Be Honored With Museum Exhibition Winfrey will be getting her own exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibit called, “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture,” will showcase many different parts of her life. According to the Washington Post, there will be video clips, interviews, movie costumes, and artifacts from her 25-year-run on the show.
The exhibit will also cover Winfrey’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and her accomplishments in the African American community. “Civil rights, the women’s movement, the media, and television landscape, she’s at this distinct intersection of all of these dynamic moments,” Museum Curator Rhea L. Combs, to The Washington Post “[Winfrey] becomes someone at the forefront of dealing with ideas, of discussing hot-button topics like racism and sexual orientation.”
The exhibit will be open to the public for one year starting on June 8.