Started from the bottom now she’s here! Oprah Winfrey’s rise to stardom wasn’t as easy as she makes it looks, and now we’re going to have the opportunity to see just how the daytime television host transformed into a media maven and self-made billionaire.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open an exhibit on Oprah Winfrey on Friday, June 8.
According to the museum’s website, the exhibit will explore her childhood in the ‘50s and ‘60s, her work on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, her philanthropic work and influential book club. It will also feature artifacts from her Chicago studio and personal collection alongside video and photographs.
“We’re providing a context for understanding not only who she is, but how she became a global figure, and how she is connected to broader stories and themes,” explained Kathleen Kendrick, who worked with Winfrey’s team to get the items for the exhibition.
Winfrey is the museum’s largest benefactor, donating a $21 million. The museum’s theater is also named for her.
“Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” opens Friday and runs through June 2019 at the museum, located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington
Watch Oprah Winfrey’s Exhibition trailer below: