MTV Exhibit Member Preview

Celebrating MTV Turns Forty

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi members are invited for a members-only preview of the new MTV Turns Forty: I Still Want My MTV exhibit. This member-only preview includes a Curator's Tour with some very specIal guests. Donuts and Coffee will be available as light refreshments. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required to attend. 

MTV Turns Forty: I Still Want My MTV marks the 40th anniversary since the launch of the iconic brand on Aug. 1, 1981. The first major exhibition to be curated by the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, MTV Turns Forty will explore the history of the iconic music brand—from the role of native Mississippian, Bob Pittman, in the concept and execution of an idea that revolutionized the music industry, to why, nearly four decades later, people across the world still scream, “I want my MTV.” The exhibit will be on display at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi through summer 2022. Read more about the new exhibit here.


MTV Turns Forty is sponsored in part by the Maddox Foundation. Exhibit partners include MTV and Hard Rock International. Additional support is provided by corporate sponsors DittyTV, Entergy and Millsaps College in Mississippi. Sponsors for the weekend opening events include Visit Mississippi, Mississippi Humanities Council and The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2.