Museum of Pop Culture
Welcome to Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, or as it was once known, the EMP (Experience Music Project).
Also known as MoPOP today, this nonprofit museum is dedicated to contemporary pop culture, first founded in 2000 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Allen was inspired by Jimi Hendrix and wanted a space to expand on that inspiration. Today you will see dozens of in-depth exhibits and hands-on experiences within, with a wide range of subjects from Bo Diddley to Bob Dylan. There is certainly something for everyone here, allowing you to explore and 'find your fandom'. Some examples of current exhibits to give you a better idea of what you will see include Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, Prince from Minneapolis, Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Films, and Hendrix: Wild Blue Angel.
Of course, the architecture of this building itself is worth discussing as well, this magnificently designed building comprised of 3,000 panels and 21,000 individual shingles that provide 'a fusion of textures and myriad of colors'. It is said that 'MoPOP’s exterior conveys all the energy and fluidity of music,' reminding guests that music and culture are constantly evolving.
Student groups may want to look into workshops at the museum, covering subjects such as Language Arts, STEAM, and Social Studies.