O.J. Simpson is getting a pop-up museum in LA

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As O.J. Simpson counts the days until freedom, an LA gallery plans to squeeze more miles out of “The Juice” — with a pop-up museum dedicated to the fallen gridiron great.

“The OJ Simpson Museum” exhibit will run from Aug. 18 to 22 at the Coagula Curatorial Gallery in Chinatown, featuring a treasure trove of artifacts connected to the 70-year-old’s infamous 1995 murder case.

“The museum is about the phenomenon associated with [Simpson], not about him,” museum’s curator Adam Papagan said, according to Mashable.

Papagan said that had it not been for his acquittal in the brutal killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her pal Ron Goldman, he’d be “just another washed-up football player.”

The museum will include a white 1994 Ford Bronco, the same kind that Al “A.C.” Cowlings drove with O.J. in the back seat as he led police on a slow-speed chase watched by 95 million TV viewers.

Papagan called the so-called “trial of the century” a “pop culture phenomenon.”

“It was a historical event — something that we all lived through,” he said. “”The trial has been excessively documented by the media, but we only have the trial’s perspective. I wanted to tell the people’s version of the story.”

In addition, the exhibit will include souvenirs, sports memorabilia, a collection of bootleg Simpson T-shirts and Juice-inspired art.

Mat Gleason, a curatorial gallerist at Coagula, told the LAist website that he and Papagan bonded over their shared fascination with the case.

“Adam is really young,” Gleason said of his 20-something collaborator. “I’m 52 and I lived through the O.J. case and even wrote about it a couple times while it was happening for a zine I published and for the LA Downtown News.”

Not everyone has been receptive to the museum.

“PoP up oj simpson museum in downtown LA. What is wrong with you people!!?? Lets have a pop up Charles Manson Museum next week,” one person tweeted.

But Papagan insisted that the museum would be “very respectful,” and feature a tribute to the two slain victims.

Simpson was found liable for the slayings in civil court two years after his acquittal and ordered to pay the victims’ families more than $33 million.

In September 2007, Simpson and a group of men barged into a hotel room at the Palace Station in Las Vegas to retrieve sports memorabilia items he believed had been stolen from him.

He was convicted the following year for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.

Last week, he was granted parole after serving just nine years of a possible 33-year sentence for the botched heist. He will be released as early as Oct. 1.

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Simpson shows actress Ann-Margret how to throw a football in 1969.

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O.J. Simpson In 'The Klansman'

Lola Falana watches as Simpson points a gun at Richard Burton in a scene from the film “The Klansman” in 1974.

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A candid shot of Simpson from 1978

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PIPS Private Club

Boxer “Smokin” Joe Frazier poses with Simpson in 1979.

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Simpson with his girlfriend and soon-to-be wife Nicole Brown at the Xenon club in 1980

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O. J. Simpson At Club Xenon

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O. J. Simpson At Club Xenon

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OJ Simpson and Nicole Brown Sighted at Stellini's Restaurant

Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson outside Stellini’s Restaurant in Beverley Hills, California

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Great Sport Legend King

Simpson poses with Brooke Shields and Marc Buoniconti.

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O. J. Simpson And Fianc At Limelight

Simpson poses with Nicole Brown in 1984.

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Kauai Party - October 6, 1988

Simpson poses with guests at the Kauai Party at Lagoons in Hawaii in 1988.

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1988 Kauai Lagoons Celebrity Sports Invitational

Sidney Poitier and Simpson in 1988

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Grand Opening of The Harley Davidson Cafe

Simpson (right) poses with Larry Hagman (left) and Peter Fonda.

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Celebrity Sports Invitational - May 13, 1993

Simpson appears at a golf event in 1993.

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Simpson interviews members of the Buffalo Bills.

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Don Shula Celebrity Classic - February 25, 1994
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Simpson’s iconic white Bronco car chase on June 14, 1994

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Simpson’s mugshot in 1994

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Simpson (right) consults with friend Robert Kardashian (center) and attorney Alvin Michelson.

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O.J. Simpson shows the jury a new pair of Aris ext

Simpson shows the jury a new pair of Aris extra-large gloves, similar to the gloves found at the murder scene.

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O.J. Simpson crosses the street from the courthous

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Orenthal James Simpson Murder Trial

The New York Post’s cover from Oct. 3, 1995, the day O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murder

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Simpson and his attorney Yale Galanter discuss his arrest in a traffic altercation in 2001.

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Simpson’s mugshot in 2007

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O.J. Simpson Returns To Court In Robbery Case

Simpson arrives at the Clark County Regional Justice Center.

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O.J. Simpson Attends Bail Hearing On Robbery Charges

Simpson appears in court to face charges of kidnapping, assault and burglary in 2007.

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