Four African-American artists got together and purchased the singer-activist's home in North Carolina.
The institution will also consider Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, LL Cool J and Depeche Mode.
In a 1999 interview, Simone recalled the time a record company exec robbed her.
Adam Pendleton, Rashid Johnson, Ellen Gallagher and Julie Mehretu took over the legendary space.
These iconic singers amplified our voices through their music.
It's a family that needs almost no introduction. But here it is anyway. It started with Loudon -- a musical legend -- and continued on to Sloan, Rufus, Martha, Lucy, Lexi, Suzzi...and, well, you almost need a genealogy chart, or at least a timeline, to map it out.
"She'd have her 'Black Lives Matter' [T-shirt] on," says poet and longtime friend Nikki Giovanni.
We think Miss Simone would be proud.
Her life was a mess - no other way to describe it. But looking at her fabulous sculptures with their voluptuous shapes and rainbow-colored mosaic - is to be overwhelmed by their exuberance, their sense of happiness. If only for a moment, one feels like a child playing in a sandbox.
If you're skipping out on "Nina," we got you.