November 19, 2019 -- 6:00 am PST

Inaugural exhibit on newly constructed third floor showcases iconic moments from The Latin GRAMMY Awards®

LOS ANGELES (NOV. 19, 2019) — To celebrate the milestone 20th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMY Awards®, the GRAMMY Museum® unveiled yesterday the Latin GRAMMY®, 20 Years Of Excellence exhibit with a full day of programming, including an educational program for students featuring OzoKids; a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy®, Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum, along with Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® nominee Ángela Aguilar and Latin GRAMMY winner Christian Nodal, local government officials and prestigious Latin artists and personalities; as well as performances at the Clive Davis Theater by Latin GRAMMY winner Flor de Toloache and Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY nominee Raquel Sofía.

Working in collaboration with The Latin Recording Academy, the Museum renovated its third floor in order to expand its Latin-themed exhibits to showcase the power of Latin music as it continues to grow as one of the leading influences worldwide.

Latin GRAMMY, 20 Years Of Excellence highlights a variety of iconic moments and performances from the Latin GRAMMY Awards' 20-year history and celebrates the accomplishments of various Latin GRAMMY- and GRAMMY-nominated and -winning artists. The exhibit also includes a comprehensive overview of The Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year celebrations, highlighting each honoree from the program's 20-year history. Some of the featured original pieces include artwork, personal items, instruments, media components, and audio playlists.  The exhibit will run through spring 2020.

Latin GRAMMY, 20 Years Of Excellence is the inaugural exhibition in the Museum's newly constructed Latin music gallery, which is a result of The Latin Recording Academy's commitment of more than half a million dollars over a three-year period to expand the Museum's Latin music-focused exhibits and education programs and toward the hiring of a Latin music curator.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • Instruments played by Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winners, including Lila Downs, Banda El Recodo, Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Alejandro Sanz, and Julieta Venegas
  • Juan Gabriel's tuxedo from his memorable 40-minute performance at the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®
  • Luis Fonsi's outfit from his performance of "Despacito" at the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®
  • Ricky Martin's paint-stained tuxedo shirt from his performance with the Blue Man Group at the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®
  • Alex González from Maná's first professional drum set


The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity.

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The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit


Jasmine Lywen-Dill




Iveliesse Malavé

The Latin Recording Academy