Barenaked Ladies Get Their Very Own Museum Exhibit

It's open now at the National Music Centre in Calgary
Barenaked Ladies Get Their Very Own Museum Exhibit
Barenaked Ladies were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame alongside former member Steven Page earlier this year, and to mark the career milestone, the band's legacy will be explored with a new museum exhibit.

The exhibition, titled Milestones: Barenaked Ladies, launches today at the National Music Centre in Calgary. It will run at the NMC's Studio Bell until February 2019.

Milestones tracks the band's career path "from their first concert as teenagers at Toronto City Hall, to making history as the best-selling independent artists in Canadian history, their international breakthrough in the U.S., to the present day with their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame."

The exhibit features early songbooks and lyric sheets from Page and Ed Robertson, Page's 8-track cassette recorder used to make early demos, behind-the-scenes photos, press clippings, album artwork, instruments, awards and more.

"I hope our fans enjoy this exhibition as much as I've enjoyed looking back on the early days of our career," Page said in a statement. "I'm incredibly proud of all we accomplished together and I'm excited to celebrate it with this exhibit."

NMC president and CEO Andrew Mosker said in a statement, "We are proud to be the physical home of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and look forward to each induction and producing a coinciding exhibition every year to recognize new inductees. Barenaked Ladies have made an unforgettable mark domestically and internationally, and we are eager to share another important story from the canon of Canadian music with all of our visitors."

Read our Timeline feature on the Barenaked Ladies here.