Taylor Swift’s Speak Now tour will be the subject of a new exhibit at
the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Taylor Swift: Speak Now — Treasures From the World Tour will
open June 6 and run through Nov. 4.
Dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and props from Swift’s 2011-12 tour
will be displayed. The exhibition will recreate 10 vignettes from the tour, including the following:
The Roberto Cavalli
ombre gold bugle-beaded dress and red Gibson Les Paul model electric guitar featured during her performance of “The
Story of Us.”
Swift’s vintage ecru lace dress and Deering-brand six-string banjo, along with other costumes used
by band members and dancers.
The pale blue silk Marchesa gown with rhinestone bodice, in addition to a white piano
bench with tufted leather upholstery, featured in “Back to December.”
red, sequined Jenny Packham slip dress and knee-high leather boots, worn during “Better Than Revenge.”
purple silk halter dress, dancers’ costumes and props used during “Speak Now.”
A Taylor-brand koa wood ukulele with
mother-of-pearl inlay she played during her acoustic performance of “Fearless.”
sleeveless, flesh-colored Reem Acra gown with sequin overlay, dancers’ costumes and prop trees featured in “Enchanted.”
reworked vintage dress, featuring leather corsetry, and the mallet she used to ring the bells during her performance of “Haunted.”
black Jenny Packham flapper-style slip dress with rhinestone embellishments, black knee-high leather boots and a Taylor-brand
guitar encrusted with Swarovski crystals featured during “Long Live.”
Her golden Valentino ball gown featuring layers
of tulle and a sequin overlay, dancers and aerialists’ costumes and the “Juliet balcony” in which Swift soared above the crowd
during each performance of “Love Story.”
Earlier this month,
Swift pledged $4 million to fund a new education center at the museum. Her gift, the largest capital contribution by an individual
artist in the museum’s 45-year history, prompted the museum to name the new space the Taylor Swift Education Center. The center
will open in early 2014. The gift was made in conjunction with the museum’s expansion capital campaign, Working on a Building:
Country Music Lives Here.
A free-standing multimedia exhibit featuring Swift has been one of the museum’s most popular
attractions since its debut in May 2010.