GRAMMY Museum Experience at Pru Center has closed — but its efforts in music education will continue

Prudential Center officials are launching Record High, initiative aimed at fostering music among Newark’s youth

The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center closed for good Sunday — the result of a wish by the GRAMMY Museum Foundation to limit the number of its brick-and-mortar locations.

With the closure, the Grammy Museum now has just two locations, in Los Angeles and Cleveland, Mississippi.

The museum’s legacy of celebrating the music industry and helping to foster the next generation of music talent in the city will live on, however.

Prudential Center officials said the 8,200-square-foot space will serve as multipurpose area that will serve a number of uses and users, including Record High — an initiative by the Prudential Center that will bring music education and music industry classes to area residents.

More details on Record High (which will hold a summer program at Arts High School from Aug. 7-11) will be coming soon, Prudential Center officials said.

The multipurpose space also will be used for various activities connected to events at the Pru Center, including corporate outings or meet-and-greet opportunities with performers.

The GRAMMY Museum Experience opened to much fanfare in the fall of 2017 — and survived the COVID shutdown.

The museum was known not only for its standing collection of artifacts, including those of Jersey stars Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston — but for its specialty events, including those honoring the Beatles and Bruce.

The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, in a note to supporters Thursday, expressed its gratitude to the loyal visitors, community partners, students and dedicated team members who have been an integral part of the journey.

“Your unwavering support and passion for the music and entertainment has been truly inspiring, and the museum is forever grateful for the countless memories it has shared together over the past five years,” the note said.