(JNS.org) The London Jewish Museum has opened a new exhibit on British-Jewish singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 at the age of 27. “Amy
Winehouse: A Family Portrait” displays items from Winehouse’s childhood and
drama school years, as well as her career in the music industry.
Click photo to download. Caption: Singer Amy Winehouse. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
In the last years of
her life, Winehouse may have been better known for battling drugs and alcohol than for her singing, but she was
also “simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a big talent,” her
older brother Alex describes. Visitors to the exhibit will see the singer’s school uniforms and “Dr. Seuss” books, and learn that her hobbies included reading Charles Bukowski and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, solving Sudoku puzzles, and more.
“It’s a story that
people don’t know about Amy, her family story… You can forget there’s a person
behind the hype,” London Jewish Museum Chief Executive Abigail Morris said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. The
exhibition opened Wednesday and will run through Sept. 15 of this year.