Founded in 2000 as the Experience Music Project by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Seattle Museum of Pop Culture offers exhibits and programs dedicated to contemporary popular culture. Seventeen of MoPOP’s captivating exhibits have toured across the United States and internationally. MoPOP is a short walk, Uber, or public transit ride away from all of Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals’ conveniently located downtown properties.
Extraordinary Exhibits at the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture
Explore some of the biggest moments in music, movies, and popular culture in MoPOP’s many spell-binding exhibits. Experience Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, the largest exhibition ever staged at MoPOP, with over 300 original artifacts from Marvel comics and films. See iconic artwork, costumes, and props from Captain America, The Avengers, and more. Journey through Marvel’s 80-year history with immersive set pieces that place visitors in classic comic book scenes. Marvel comic book lovers won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the world from Tony Stark’s lab.
Music lovers will dig Pearl Jam: Home and Away, featuring over 200 artifacts from band members of Seattle’s own Pearl Jam, including instruments, stage props, and original art spanning their career from 1990 to now and beyond.
Programs That Cultivate Creativity
Museum of Pop Culture Seattle offers a series of programs designed to inspire and encourage budding musicians, science fiction writers, creators. The recent Seattle Mini Maker Faire celebrated makers of all kinds, from tech innovators to crafters, authors, and tinkerers, reminding us that the creative ability to make is written in our DNA.
The Residency, a 2018 program for youth development through hip-hop, supported Seattle’s rising young hip hop talent. Partnering with Arts Corps and Grammy Award winning artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MoPOP offered a four-week intensive artist residency program focusing on creative songwriting, performance techniques, and beat productions. The youth participants, aged 16-19, had the opportunity to record an EP of their original music in a professional sound studio, and to perform at MoPOP’s Sky Church.
Since 2013, the Museum of Pop Culture Seattle has sponsored a youth science-fiction and fantasy short story contest. Submissions are judged by a panel consisting of MoPOP curators, professional writers, and Seattle community leaders, and first, second, and third place prizes are awarded for three age groups: grade 3-5, grade 6-8, and grade 9-12. Write Out of this World encourages young writers and offers and outlet for their creativity.
MoPOP educates and supports Seattle’s community of artists and makers through these programs and many more.