Monday, February 18, 2013

Museum on a Sunday Afternoon

We've been trying to get down to Seattle more so yesterday we decided to check out the EMP Museum down near the Space Needle. It's an interesting museum filled with entertainment related fare like pop culture, sci fi, and musical exhibits. 

We really had a great time exploring the three levels of the museum that included an exhibit on the iconic leather jacket, recording studios (that you could actually use and play instruments), an exhibit on horror films, and an exhibit featuring items from sci-fi films and television. 

There was an amazing sculpture created from guitars (and the random accordion) that went from the second to the third level of the museum. 

The exhibit on the iconic leather jacket had many famous leather pieces.

This leather outfit was worn in Terminator 2 by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Elvis' jacket he bought at JC Penney.
Michael Jackson's leather jacket worn during the 80's.
Leather jacket worn by the drummer of one of my favorite bands, Queensryche!

Customized jackets worn by various Seattle locals. 

There was an exhibit there that just opened called The Art of Video Games that we actually had missed seeing at the Smithsonian in DC this past Summer. How fortunate that we were able to catch it over on this coast (Russ was excited to see all the video game consoles). 

It had every console from the Atari to the Playstation 3 with various screenshots from games.

There were playable games too which my brother tried out. We actually used to play this computer game, Myst, when we were younger. 

Some other cool stuff of note...

If you're a Doctor Who fan they had one of the Dalek's used in one of the old episodes. 

Terminator skull which still creeps me out...

Shaun's shirt from the zombie horror film, Shaun of the Dead.

My favorite part of the Nirvana exhibit? Seeing some bits of Alice in Chains here and there. Like... on the fabric on the wall...

On the album wall with other artist...

And on another album wall... It made me happy in the sea of Nirvana artifacts (which... I don't not like Nirvana... I just feel like they're majorly overrated). 

What a fun way to spend our Sunday afternoon!

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