We've seen pop-up museums come to Los Angeles before. Seinfeld, Museum of Ice Cream, and even Breaking Bad. Now Los Angeles's 'Trial of the Century' is getting a pop up museum of its own. An exhibit dedicated to all things O.J. Simpson and his 1994 trial is coming to the Coagula Curatorial Gallery in Chinatown in August.
"The OJ Simpson Museum" is slated to be open from August 18th through August 22nd. The exhibit will feature dozens of artifacts related to OJ's trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
A 1994 Ford Bronco will also be on display, however it's not the actual Bronco Simpson was riding in while leading police on his infamous police chase broadcast around the world. The exhibit is curated by Adam Papagan, described by the Coagula Curatorial Gallery as an O.J. Simpson expert.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and football star was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994, but was acquitted by a criminal jury in 1995. Simpson was later found liable for the killings in civil court two years later and ordered to pay the victims' families $33.5 million.
Ten years ago, Simpson and a group of men broke into a hotel room at the Palace Station in Las Vegas intent on retrieving sports memorabilia the former football star believed had been stolen from him. Simpson was convicted of armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He was granted parole late last week after serving more than eight years in prison.
Simpson is expected to be released sometime on October.