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MoPOP Updates as Restrictions Ease

The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA has lifted its capacity restrictions! Anyone who can travel around within their country can now enjoy everything this Emerald City and venue offers–including the special upcoming programs taking place. The announcement comes on the heels of MoPOP’s recent premiere of two new exhibitions: Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume and Rise Up: Stonewall & the LGBTQ Movement, both now on display. For tickets and information, please visit

“After a difficult time, it’s amazing to see the energy that is exuding from MoPOP,” said Spokesperson Michael Cole-Schwartz. “Seeing a range of people–particularly young people–touring our exhibitions and being exposed to so many types of creativity is inspiring and demonstrates our mission of making creative expression a life-changing force.”


Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume
Open now through April 2022

Using more than 70 original pieces, including ball gowns, sorcerers’ capes, military uniforms, tiaras, and of course glass slippers, the exhibition explores the vision, process, and craft used to create the costumes worn by some of the biggest names in entertainment. Heroes and Villains features costumes from some of Disney’s toughest villains and kindest heroes.

Exhibition highlights include:

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement
Now open through September 12, 2021

This exhibition having its Seattle premier explores the cultural transformation that propelled an underground movement into an intrinsic element of who we are as a nation. With stories as diverse as the LGBTQIA+ community itself, Rise Up looks at the pop culture touchstones, political battles, creative luminaries, enduring challenges, and joyous victories that mark an on-going period of change in American history. In addition to the content in the exhibition, MoPOP has curated stories featuring the local activists and artists that have impacted Seattle.

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement was developed by the Newseum, an affiliate of the Freedom Forum, which fosters First Amendment freedoms for all.

Exhibition highlights include:


MoPOP’s youth education summer programs offer camps that engage young people in creating original music videos, imagining fantasy worlds, taking the stage as an improviser, exploring the world of drag, or designing their own museum in Minecraft! Summer programs begin July 12, 2021, and serve students in grades 2–12 – there is still time to enroll! Here is an overview of this summer’s offerings:


Movies – “It’s Coming From Inside The House”
THE HUNGER online watch along with special guest, Isabella L. Price

July 17 – 7:00 p.m. PT
Tickets: Pay what you can! Registration required.

It’s Coming from Inside the House, MoPOP’s monthly horror watch along series, is a place for the horror hounds, the horror curious, and even the horror averse to come together and talk about what scares us (even if it’s just an unsightly hairpiece from an 80s slasher flick). This July we feature The Hunger. More at

Sensory Friendly Morning at MoPOP

August 28 – 8:00-10:00am
Free. Tickets available later in July.

Join us for our Sensory-Friendly Programs, an opportunity for adults and families to experience the museum with lowered volume and light levels. Sensory-Friendly Programs welcome anyone who can benefit from a low-sensory museum environment. For more details >>


Idris Elba’s The Dark Tower (2017) outfit is now on display in Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, located just inside the exhibition’s large swinging door. In the 2017 film, based on Stephen King’s dark-fantasy novel series of the same name, Elba plays Roland Deschain, aka The Gunslinger, an immortal warrior charged with protecting reality itself.

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