Aug 22, 2013

Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle

The EMP Museum (Experience Music Project) in Seattle, Washington is one incredible place. From featured exhibits on Seattle's own Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana, to pop culture exhibits on science fiction, fantasy, and horror, to general showcases featuring music history and memorabilia, you can easily spend hours and hours touring this place.

The main hall of the museum is designed to grab your attention - a two story sculpture made largely out of guitars dominates the space. This is also complimented by a cinema-sized screen in the main lobby playing everything from music videos, live performances, and documentaries. One such video showed the vibration of various instruments in slow motion, which on that massive screen was an epic display.

I shot tons of pictures here exploring the various exhibits, so you can expect to see a number of my favorites in the weeks ahead. To kick things off though, I figured the massive guitar sculpture (and highlights from the EMP's guitar collection exhibit) were pretty impressive in their own right. Long story short, I was wowed.

Jimi Hendrix's Fender Stratocaster played at Woodstock.

Kurt Cobain's guitar used during the In Utero tour.

Nirvana documentary on the cinema screen.

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