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Selena Forever/Siempre Selena , September 4, 2021 - January 10, 2022


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Materials include master checklists; exhibition design materials; installation images; and publications pertainting to exhibitions organized and hosted by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2021.


  • September 4, 2021 - January 10, 2022

Conditions Governing Use

Images in this collection are either protected by copyright or are the property of CBMAA .

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Exhibition Summary

Throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, Grammy Award-winning artist Selena Quintanilla-Pérez became an international pop sensation, creating a legacy that has lasted far beyond her brief life. With her embellished bustier tops, high-waisted pants, and red lips―a look often imitated today―Selena’s image and fashion sense were as famous as her music, particularly in a genre dominated by men. This image was immortalized by renowned photographer John Dyer. Working collaboratively, Selena and Dyer crafted photographs that contributed to her enduring legacy over the course of two photoshoots in 1992 and 1994.

In Selena Forever/Siempre Selena, visitors could here her music, and enjoy a selection of nine photographs in which the singer shines. Whether visitors barely knew her name or listened to all her music, this exhibition provided a new appreciation for the pop star and the power of photography to shape an image.


From the Class: In progress Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Archives Repository

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