Known as the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) since November 2016, this museum is dedicated to contemporary culture, and was really a cool place to visit when I was in Seattle back in 2014. This contemporary looking building was built by Frank Gehry and it amazed me to see the monorail go through this building!
At the time of my visit, there was a special exhibit on the rock band “Nirvana”. A volunteer took us through the tour and we sort of ‘attained Nirvana” after that. There were 2 photos in the exhibit which showed Kurt Cobain striking a pose with Ronald McDonald & Colonel Sanders when they came to Singapore in 1992 on their “World Tour”!
There were so many things to see at this museum! The Guitar Gallery was impressive, and during my time of visit (1 May 2014), there was a Jimi Hendrix exhibit, a “Block By Block” exhibit which showcased impressive architecture around the world built by ‘bricks’!
The Sky Church within the EMP has a very large screen and good acoustics. Definitely cool if some great bands were to perform here!
The ‘Sound Lab’ was rather interactive and allows your inner rock star to be unleashed! Step into the ‘soundproof’ rooms to try jamming, mixing, or even singing! You could also try playing the drums, guitar, keyboard, etc!
We also ventured into the “Horror Section”, “Sci-Fi Section” and even the “Fantasy Section”! The exhibits were really awesome! Sometimes I wonder why only USA would think that monsters and aliens are living among them!
I definitely find this museum very entertaining. At only US$20 (May 2014 admission ticket), I “attained Nirvana”!