Naomi Judd Estate To Display Rare Photos, Artifacts In Virtual Exhibit

By Kelly Fisher

April 16, 2024

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The Naomi Judd Estate will open a virtual exhibit displaying photos and memorabilia from the late country artist, beloved for her music in the legendary mother-daughter duo The Judds with daughter Wynonna Judd. Naomi Judd died in April 2022. She was 76.

The exhibit will be available on Definitive Authentic beginning on May 1, per PEOPLE, first to report the details on Tuesday morning (April 16). The outlet also shared sneak peeks of the rare and never-before-seen images and artifacts that fans can see in the soon-to-open online attraction.

The Naomi Judd Estate joined Definitive Authentic and Mercy Community Healthcare to announce a series of virtual exhibits. The first is Artist, due on the first day of May to mark the two-year anniversary of The Judds’ Country Music Hall of Fame induction, per a press release issued on Tuesday. The Judds were inducted into the Hall of Fame one day after Naomi Judd’s death. Artist is the first of five installments set to debut throughout 2024. Each one will focus on different areas of Naomi Judd’s life. In addition to her work in country music, she was also known and beloved as an activist and philanthropist. Artist will include behind-the-scenes photos, awards, handwritten notes and more, according to the release. A portion of the proceeds will support The Naomi Judd Mental Health Clinic: A Bridge to Hope, a new wing at Mercy Community Healthcare in Franklin, Tennessee, outside of Nashville.

Ashley Judd remembers her mother as “a legend and an icon that left country music (and the world) better than she found it,” the press release notes. Naomi Judd’s husband, Larry Strickland, added in a statement: "It is such a blessing for me to honor my wife's life by giving the fans a look into the detailed archives that Naomi kept all of these years. I'd often walk through the barn and wonder why she insisted on keeping all of these objects that at the time seemed to be collecting dust; however, I now see that these were more than just things. These were her memories... our memories. These releases are our family's gift to you, her public, for being there for all of us for the past 40 years. I hope they bring you a sense of Peace & Hope in regards to her memory and the Legacy that is Naomi Judd." 

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