EMP Museum of Seattle

Categories: Architecture, Museum

As an entity, the building was first known as the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (better known, and easier to say, as EMP). The museum contains mostly rock memorabilia and technology-intensive multimedia displays. Yet the building, in and of itself, is a piece of art that is worth taking a look.

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

Designed by Frank O. Gehry in 2000, this museum is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. When he began designing EMP, Gehry was inspired to create a structure that evoked the rock ā€˜nā€™ roll experience without being too literal. As a result he purchased several electric guitars, sliced them into pieces, and used them as building blocks for an early model design. The design is contemporary and beautifully sculpted to feel as eclectic and vibrant as music itself.

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

Photos // via Tacubaya

If you’re in Seattle and want to check it out, currently on exhibit is:
Icons of Science Fiction
The Rolling Stones: music photographer Jim Marshall

Posted by on September 28th, 2012 at 5:00 PM | Comments (0)

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