The Grammy Museum is shutting down through at least March 31 in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the Los Angeles region.
The cultural institution has now announced that it is offering some of its archival content online for self-isolated fans to enjoy from the comfort of their home.
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Public Programs include intimate interviews with artists and musicians, filmed in the Grammy Museum's 200-seat Clive Davis Theatre for past events.
The museum has hosted more than 900 sit-downs since it opened in December 2008 to commemorate the Grammy Awards' 50th anniversary.
Hitmakers appearing in the series include Billie Eilish, Bob Newhart, Brandi Carlile, Greta Van Fleet, Larkin Poe, X Ambassadors and Yola.
Californian musician and "American Idol" runner-up Alejandro Aranda, best known under the moniker Scarypoolparty, kicked off the festivities on Wednesday, March 18.
Additional programs will be released on the museum's website every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, with British soul-Americana artist Yola being next to feature on March 21.
"The GRAMMY Museum's doors may be closed, but our mission isn't. This is about our community, nationwide, even globally. It is our privilege to share these never-before-released interviews by beloved artists with you and bring them into your homes. With these programs, we hope that people will find solace and inspiration, Michael Sticka, GRAMMY Museum President, said in a statement.
During its physical closure, the cultural institution will also be releasing on its website slideshows of its various shows, including images of installations and artefacts, as well as select media content, text, captions and playlists from the exhibitions.
The initiative is starting on Friday, March 20 with imagery from the exhibition "X: 40 Years Of Punk in Los Angeles," which celebrated the 40th anniversary of Los Angeles punk rock band X.
March 27's exhibit will be "Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Popular Music and the National Pastime," which will offer music aficionados insight and historical reference for the history of music in baseball.
Additionally, the Grammy museum will release educational content and lesson plans via its website and digital platforms.
Daily playlists and thoughts curated by its staff, including guest services and security team members, will also be offered online.