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Amy Winehouse's Life Explored in New Jewish Museum Exhibit

Curator and family members hope exhibition will shed new light on the singer

July 3, 2013 9:15 AM ET
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Amy Winehouse's private life is on display at a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in London. Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait was created in collaboration with Winehouse's brother, Alex, who hopes the exhibition will show a rarely-seen side of the singer, reports Reuters.

The exhibition's curator, Liz Selby, says that the Winehouse family tree is revealed through the display of intimate items owned by the singer, showcasing her cultural beliefs. 

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"Amy herself said that her Jewishness is really about family, and I think that really comes across very strongly in the exhibition," said Selby. "You get to see lots of exhibition related to her family life. In terms of her Jewishness, she was more of a cultural Jew, but she and her family did partake in religious ceremonies."

Winehouse stuggled with drug and alcohol addiction and died in 2011 at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning. As the two-year anniversary of her death approaches, Winehouse's family hopes that the exhibition presents the singer from a fresh perspective.

"I think what we're trying to do in the exhibition is show her as a well-rounded person," said Selby. "A person with faults, [but] a person with some great, positive traits as well."

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