Legends of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes


GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi presents Legends of Motown:  Celebrating The Supremes. Through rare photographs and an assortment of performance attire from the private collection of founding Supremes member Mary Wilson, the exhibit gives visitors a one-of-a-kind look at the life and career of The Supremes – one of the most successful American singing groups of the '60s.

The exhibit begins at the start of The Supremes' career, when they were still known as The Primettes, to their signing with Motown and takes visitors on a timeline tour of the height of their success — from setting a record for the most consecutive No. 1 hits by an American group in June 1965, to creating a legacy that still exists today through their music and "Supreme" style.

Unlike previous Supremes exhibitions, our exhibition is not exclusively a gown collection. This exhibition is the start of a series of exhibitions celebrating Motown's musical and cultural impact.

Artifacts on display include:

  • First promotional photo taken of The Supremes
  • Exclusive interview footage with founding member Mary Wilson
  • "White De Mink" outfit worn on ABC's "The Hollywood Palace" in 1966
  • "Turquoise Freeze" dresses worn during a 1967 appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"
  • "Red Hot" gown worn by Mary Wilson on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1970 for the debut of the new Supremes lineup featuring Cindy Birdsong and Jean Terrell

"As you look at all of these wonderful treasures, please be reminded that three little black girls' dared to dream, and made their dreams come true," said Ms. Wilson. "Thank you, Motown, and the thousands of fans all over the world."


  • GRAMMY Museum MS 800 W Sunflower Rd Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
  • Mar 3, 2018 Through Sep 23, 2018
  • MON - SAT: 10:00AM-5:30PM
    SUNDAY: 12:00PM - 5:30PM