Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 27th June 2018

Nirvana earned a reputation for being one of the greatest bands of all time, and Ireland is set to host part of the band’s history. Kurt Cobain’s 1965 Dodge Dart will be put on display at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, from July 19th to September 30th. The powder blue car is part of the ‘Growing Up Kurt Cobain’ exhibition that’s been curated by the Cobain family.

The opening of the exhibition will be attended by Cobain’s mother, sisters and daughter. It was created through a friendship between museum owner William Doyle and the family. Cobain was proud of his Irish heritage and he believed they originated from County Cork. It turned out his Irish ancestors emigrated from Carrickmore in 1875.

The exhibition will feature Cobain’s drawings, clothing and handwritten lyrics. It’s the first time the Cobain family has shown his personal effects, so the exhibition is expected to be successful.

His daughter Frances has said “I am so thrilled to participate and support my family as they honour their brother and son at The Museum of Style Icons in Ireland. I have always been the most intimately informed of who my father was by my grandmother and aunts. I am so ecstatic that their view of who Kurt was gets to be celebrated with Nirvana fans the world over.”

Cobain’s sister Kim added “with this exhibition we hope to bring the focus back to Kurt’s roots, vision and artistic genius to inspire everyone not to lose their creativity and childlike wonder.”

William Doyle concluded “These items have never previously been seen by the public and it’s an incredible honour to be a part of this amazing exhibition. We have handled exhibitions of Michael Jackson, Cher, Prince and many other music and fashion icons and we expect this exhibition of Kurt’s life to be one of our greatest exhibitions curated by our museum.”

After the exhibition ends at the Museum of Style Icons it will continue at the Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile.