(JNS.org) The London Jewish Museum has opened a new exhibit on British-Jewish singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 at the age of 27. “Amy
Winehouse: A Family Portrait” displays items from Winehouse’s childhood and
drama school years, as well as her career in the music industry.
In the last years of her life, Winehouse may have been better known for battling drugs and alcohol than for her singing, but she was also “simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a big talent,” her older brother Alex describes. Visitors to the exhibit will see the singer’s school uniforms and "Dr. Seuss" books, and learn that her hobbies included reading Charles Bukowski and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, solving Sudoku puzzles, and more.
“It’s a story that people don’t know about Amy, her family story… You can forget there’s a person behind the hype,” London Jewish Museum Chief Executive Abigail Morris said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. The exhibition opened Wednesday and will run through Sept. 15 of this year.