amy winehouse exhibit jewish museum london gi Amy Winehouse exhibit opens in London's Jewish Museum

An acclaimed and popular singer in her lifetime, Amy Winehouse became even more of an icon after her death in 2011 at the age of only 27. Now, an exhibit, “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait,” has opened at Camden’s Jewish Museum in London.

The exhibit, developed by Elizabeth Selby in collaboration with Winehouse’s brother Alex, shows the Amy known in private rather than the fashionista and music star. Made up mostly of family photos, along with a few items from Winehouse’s life, the overall effect has earned positive reviews from British press.

Among the items available to see are photos featuring Amy and her grandmother (reportedly a major influence on the singer’s young life), the blue Luella dress Winehouse wore to the Glastonbury music festival in 2008 and several of Amy’s super high-heeled, designer shoes.

Winehouse, a five-time Grammy winner for her second album, “Back to Black,” died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011. Following her death, “Back to Black” sales skyrocketed to become the best-selling album of the 21st century in the UK.

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait will run in London from July 3 through Sept. 15.

Posted by:Laurel Brown