Over the weekend, America’s tailor, Taylor Swift, grabbed her trusty giant pair of scissors and used them to *chop chop chop* her way into Nashville’s brand new Taylor Swift Education Center, located at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Or maybe they were normal-sized scissors and Taylor is just extremely tiny, her bespoke education center crafted in exquisite miniature. It’s not clear from the photos.
The Taylor Swift Education Center’s $4 million endowment was provided by the Taylor Swift Education Person: popular singer and millionaire Taylor Swift. According to museum director Kyle Young, her donation was the single largest contributed by an artist in the organization’s nearly 50-year history. The Tennessean reports that the Center, spread out over two floors, “includes three classrooms a learning lab, a family and student art gallery space, plus an interactive exhibit gallery that’s expected to open next spring.” Future donations by Swift are expected to cover a Campari lounge space, an underground prison, nine Build-A-Bear Workshops, and a hair-braid shelter where civilians and military personnel can gather to master the hottest braids of the moment in the event of an enemy attack from the air.
While Swift has, as yet, made no formal arrangements to take part in the educational programs (which will focus on music and arts education as interpreted through the ancient texts of Taylor Swift), she expressed enthusiasm for participating as a guest speaker so long as she doesn’t have to yell at anyone (?):
"I hate to call it a lecture because that sounds like I'm yelling at people, but we could do a Q&A talking to students here and a songwriters discussion would be really fun to have at some point."
The Tennessean reports that Swift donated “a 12-string Koa Taylor guitar on which she wrote some of her first songs” to the museum as part of Saturday’s hullaballoo.
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