Experience Music Project

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One of the more controversial buildings in Seattle is the EMP. The Experience Music Project was inspired and commissioned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. This unusual building designed by architect Frank O. Gehry will bend your eyes away from any common understanding of structure, especially those that tip a hat to the past.

The EMP is dedicated to Jimi Hendrix and opened in 2000. It’s larger than it looks at 140,000 square feet with all kinds of popular culture exhibits, histories, and interactive installations.

The EMP, Experience Music Project museum in Seattle, Washington.

Current exhibits include the Rolling Stones with 37 photographs by Jim Marshall from the legendary 1972 tour for Exile on Main St. Also, Icons of Science Fiction with artifacts from Doctor Who, Star Trek, and the Matrix Reloaded. There’s more, if you were (are) a fan of the Seattle based grunge band Nirvana you’ll find an extensive exhibit of rare photos and memorabilia, and always theres something new and/or different about Jimi Hendrix.

The EMP celebrates popular music, science fiction, and pop culture. If you come to the Seattle Center via the monorail you’ll pass literally under a corner of the building. I’m looking forward to this winter when the Science Fiction Fantasy Short Film Festival happens at the Cinerama Theater, another pet project of Paul Allen.

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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While it could be applauded for it's avante garde design.  I'm still affectionally drawn to buildings with a more classic design.  I'm more drawn to the metallic colors used, than anything!  The design is a testiment to what can happen when the mind is allowed to roam freely unleashed:-)

October 20, 2012 05:26 PM
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Scott Cowan
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EMP is a facinating building both on the outside and the inside. Thanks for the reminder Rene. I need to get up to Seattle and take an afternoon wandering through EMP again....Having the Stones on display is enough motivation for me! =)

October 21, 2012 09:09 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for telling us about EMP.  I was not all familiar with this facility.  Very impressive building.

Enjoy the colors of autumn with your camera in hand.

Chihuly Exhibit, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

October 21, 2012 01:11 PM
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René -- it is an amazing building.  What is even more interesting is that Roy would include a Chihuly picture, as if he knew they just built the "Chihuly Garden and Glass" museum just west of the EMP.

October 25, 2012 02:02 PM
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René Fabre
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Myrl: I love this building, yet I too am attracted to more classic designs. Especially those iconic one's from different ages that really had something to say about when they were built. I love the one's where you get it, how timeless design can be, if the architect has vision.

Scott: Sounds like we need a field trip!

Roy: Thanks... I love it especially when I take the monorail into the center and the EMP welcomes you into the Center as you pass right through a corner of the building.

Steven: Agreed, amazing! I didn't have time that day to take in the Chihuly Garden, but I will soon. Roy did a post last week about a Chihuly exhibit taking place in his town.

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