The Johnny Cash Museum Teams With Clothier Manuel For New Exhibit

Manuel with Johnny Cash. Photo: Manuel American Designs

The Johnny Cash Museum will celebrate what would have been Cash’s 86th birthday with a new exhibition opening on Feb. 26, 2018. “The Man in Black: The Style of Johnny Cash, Curated by Manuel” will feature costumes, measurements, materials and designs that branded the entertainer’s legendary image.

“Johnny Cash made wearing black a fashion statement,” says Icon Entertainment Group President Bill Miller. “Through the years, he had a number of custom designers create his stage wear, but his favorite was Manuel, who dressed him through the end of his career. We’re excited to exhibit costumes from a number of designers with commentary by Manuel. Visitors to the exhibit will also be able to take a peek into Manuel’s Johnny Cash client files.”

“I am very excited to be a part of, once again, the legacy of one of the most iconic country music musicians in my lifetime,” says Manuel of Cash. “I am so happy to be partnering with Bill and Shannon Miller to curate this exhibition for the Johnny Cash Museum. I think we are going to have fun, like crazy!”

“The Man in Black: The Style of Johnny Cash, Curated by Manuel” will remain on exhibition for 18 months. Since opening its doors in April 2013, The Johnny Cash Museum has expanded twice adding a café and additional exhibition space. The latest wing of exhibits profile “Walk the Line,” The Carter Family and Cash Covers in addition to green screen technologies that enable fans to get a picture with Cash.


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