Kurt Cobain exhibit to open in Ireland

Written by on June 14, 2018

Rick Diamond/WireImageA new exhibit featuring personal items belonging to Kurt Cobain is opening in Ireland. It will be on display at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge starting July 19.

Among the items featured in the exhibit, titled “Growing Up Kurt Cobain,” include personal drawings and sketches, clothing and hand-written lyrics, as well as Kurt’s powder blue 1965 Dodge Dart — the only car he’s known to have owned. The museum will also highlight the late Nirvana frontman’s Irish roots.

Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain, as well as his mother Wendy O’Connor and sisters Kim Cobain and Olivia O’Connor, will attend the July 19 opening of the exhibit.

“I am so thrilled to participate and support my family as they honor their brother and son at The Museum of Style Icons in Ireland,” says Frances. “I have always been the most intimately informed of who my father was by my grandmother and aunts. I am so ecstatic that their view of who Kurt was gets to be celebrated with Nirvana fans the world over.”

“Growing Up Kurt Cobain” will be open through September 30. For more info, visit NewbridgeSilverware.com/Museum.

While one Kurt Cobain exhibit is opening, another collection of Cobain artifacts has tragically been lost. According to The Seattle Times, a fire destroyed the Armory building in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain’s hometown. The historic building housed the town’s Museum of History, which included some of Cobain’s personal possessions.

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