Conceived and financed by Paul Allen, the famous co-founder of Microsoft, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is devoted entirely to music. Once known as the Experimental Music Project at its opening in 2000, its primary objective was to commemorate Jimi Hendrix, a Seattle native. Since then, its scope has expanded, covering the history of rock 'n' roll and its various offshoots.
Both an exhibition space and concert hall, it currently houses a collection of 80,000 objects. Since 2004, a wing of the building accommodates the Science Fiction Museum, a tribute to another offshoot of pop culture. Artistic events and interactivity make this museum one of the most original in the United States. With learning activities at the core of its operation, you will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of music production: instruments, mixing consoles and even a studio are available to try your hand at a unique recording experience!
The MoPOP is also set apart by its masterful architecture with smooth shapes and curves, a work by the renowned Frank Gehry.
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