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Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait Exhibition

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Amy Winehouse's Jewish Family Values
Amy Winehouse was only 27 when she died nearly two years ago. Her battles with booze and drugs and her tempestuous relationship with her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil may have been in the public domain, but the Jewish Museum's exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait celebrates the life of a Jewish daughter and sister.

Amy Winehouse, Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, the Jewish Museum
Amy Winehouse (Image courtesy of the Jewish Museum)


Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, the Jewish Museum
Amy Winehouse (Image courtesy of the Jewish Museum)
Amy's family have given the museum permission to display her personal belongings, including clothes, her guitar and her record collection. There are also numerous photos on display that disclose details of her childhood and private life, and reveal information about her family and her relationships with them.

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, the Jewish Museum
Amy Winehouse (Image courtesy of the Jewish Museum)
She may not have been religiously Jewish, but she never forgot her Jewish roots and traditions, nor did she turn her back on her family's East End origins. Her brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva have assisted the museum in the event that will run until 15 September, which would have been the day after her thirtieth birthday. It's only fitting that Alex and Riva should receive due credit for revealing this side of their late sister to London. In 2005 Amy is quoted as saying 'Being Jewish to me is about being together as a real family'. Perhaps you too could share in a little of the Winehouse family warmth at the Jewish Museum.
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Why? To learn about Amy Winehouse the person
When: Sunday - Thursday 10am - 5pm, Friday 10am - 2pm
Phone: 020 7284 7384
Where: The Jewish Museum
Cost: 7.50 plus concessions
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