In an effort to promote The Sixties, the network’s new series executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, CNN will open an exhibit at Vanderbilt Hall in New York City’s Grand Central Station.
The exhibit is titled A Look Into The Sixties, and it features various artifacts related to that decade of American history and relevant to the content of the series. The contents of the exhibit vary from political artifacts — such as the bench from the Alabama jail cell where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote Letter from a Birmingham Jail — to pop culture items like posters from the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
The items have all been loaned by 11 Smithsonian-affiliated museums as well as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and private collectors.
The exhibit will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, May 27 and running through Friday, May 30. There were also be various panels and discussions about artifacts in the space throughout the exhibit’s duration.
The Sixties premieres on CNN on Thursday, May 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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