Featuring mesmerizing exhibits, interactive installations, oral histories, and a wealth of learning opportunities.
Explore the trials and triumphs in dressing the Star Wars™ universe in this special behind-the-scenes look at the costumes that shaped the identities of the most iconic characters of our time. Presenting nearly 60 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume uncovers the intricate processes and the remarkable artistry of George Lucas … more
At the start of the 2013 season, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson challenged his teammates to believe with one simple question: “Why not us?” It took 38 grueling seasons, but in 2014 the Seattle Seahawks and the Northwest celebrated their first-ever Super Bowl championship victory.
They didn’t do it alone. Every game day, a tenaciously loyal and record-breakingly loud fan base gives the Seahawks a 12-on-11 advantage every play. These … more
Learn how a new breed of gamers are leaving their mark on gaming history at EMP’s Indie Game Revolution. Featuring the stories of more than forty independent video game developers, designers, coders, composers, and critics, EMP presents a dynamic, immersive space inviting you to witness the present and future of gaming as it unfolds.
Press your finger to the pulse of a revolution with a playable look into twenty rotating titles from around the w… more
Closes February 22, 2015
The first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video through sight and sound. Discover the black and white musical Soundies of the 1940s featuring big band, jazz, and swing stars, and the French-made Scopitones of the 1960s. Relive MTV masterpieces and witness how megastars like Madonna, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson shaped—and re-shaped—their creative identities. Step into super-sized cinem… more
King of "Purple Haze" fame and widely considered the greatest guitarist in history, Jimi Hendrix wowed the swinging London scene for nine months—releasing three hit singles, a chart-topping debut album, and becoming the darling of the British music press—before returning home to dazzle audiences at the Monterey Pop Festival in California.
Featuring lyrics, personal instruments, original photographs, outrageous outfits, and rare concert footage, … more
In late 1991, Nirvana exploded on the national music scene, transforming Seattle and the Pacific Northwest from a faraway backwater to the epicenter of popular music culture. Nirvana's infectious single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," saturated the airwaves and MTV, sparking a worldwide grunge revolution, extinguishing the rule of hair metal, and giving birth to alternative rock.
Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses explores the public and personal st… more
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