EMP Museum in Seattle

Simon Nilges, A&E Editor

Next time you T-Wolves are in Seattle, Washington and have nowhere to go, consider going to the EMP Museum. EMP stands for Experience Music Project. That means the museum is filled with exhibits about music, movies, and pop culture.

The first unique feature of the EMP museum is the appearance. This is possibly the coolest building in Seattle with its giant tinfoil-like covers over the structure. It was designed by Canadian Architect Frank O. Gehry, who lives under the motto, “Life is chaotic, buildings should reflect it.” These textures are made by three thousand panels and 21,000 individually cut pieces of stainless steel. Gehry designed this building to represent the constantly-changing nature of music and culture.

Life is chaotic, buildings should reflect it.”

— Frank O. Gehry

Just when you think the outside is cool, wait until you see the inside. The exhibits are breathtaking. The current featured exhibits are Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, Can’t Look Away: the Lure of Horror Film, Hear my Train A’ Comin’: Hendrix Hits London, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, The Indie Game Revolution, Spectacle: The Music Video, We are 12 (about the Seattle Seahawks), and Star Wars: The Power of the Costume. The Star Wars exhibit costs a little extra, but it’s worth it.

Every few months, the museum is filled with fresh new exhibits and content. You can keep track of this on their website. If you visit Seattle once a year, this museum will have all new content to view each time. Next time you’re in Seattle, make sure to spend a day here. You won’t regret it!