Oprah Winfrey is one of the most powerful and trusted media icons in the world. Now she’s getting her own exhibitat the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” opens Friday. It will feature video clips, interview segments, movie costumes, and personal photos and journals to explore what influenced her and how her work has shaped our country. The exhibit explores her childhood and early career and how the cultural shifts of the 1950s and ’60s informed her worldview.
While Oprah’s $21-million makes her the largest single benefactor of the museum, her exhibit was funded by the museum and museum scholars. “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” will run through June 2019.