Seattle’s The Museum of Pop Culture May Calender is Nearly All Hands On!

4 May

The Museum of Pop CultureThe Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) recently announced the reopening of its popular hands-on Sound Lab exhibition. This news is terrific because its a sign that the pandemic is abating, and they are welcoming visitors far and wide.

Also announced is the Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design exhibit will open June 18, featuring more than 60 works from films such as Black Panther, Do the Right Thing, Selma, Malcolm X, and more. Also coming are the following events:

MoPOP Short Film Festival

17th Annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival
May 21-22

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF) is an annual event hosted by MoPOP and SIFF to celebrate new and innovative additions to the science fiction and fantasy cinematic arts. Now in its 17th year, SFFSFF screens animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films from around the world, which are then judged by nationally recognized film critics. This wildly popular festival has sold out for the last ten years in a row, packing the house with enthusiastic fans from the region’s sci-fi, fantasy, and film communities.

Last year we hosted our first-ever digital showcase, inviting fans from all over the world to view the latest and greatest in genre film. This year we have two in person screenings in addition to a virtual option. Films from SFFSFF have also received international distribution and sparked the interest of a vast network of film fans — even receiving Academy Awards nominations, museum exhibition features, and more.

Sensory-Friendly Evening at MoPOP

Sensory-Friendly Evening at The Museum of Pop Culture
May 12

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 are a free opportunity for anyone who can benefit from a low-sensory museum environment.

MoPOP Matinee

Featuring Community-Driven Screenings From Other Local Nonprofits in Sound + Vision Theater

From March through June, Three Dollar Bill Cinema is in the director’s chair, showcasing the very best of queer horror shorts. MoPOP’s Sound + Vision Theater will play a lineup chosen exclusively by our partner for two screenings each day we’re open.

Take a break from wandering through our exhibitions, see something you’ve never seen before, and learn about what’s going on with our friends in Seattle. Screenings are included in your general admission ticket at no extra cost, making MoPOP Matinee Takeovers an easy and fun addition to your museum experience.

Photo collage showcasing artifacts from MoPOP's collection

Spark Your Pop Culture Curiosity:

MoPOP Launches Online Collection Vault While several hundred objects from MoPOP’s collection are on display at any one time in the museum, more than 80,000 pieces are under our care. MoPOP’s permanent collection — much of which is stored in a physical “vault” — spans the breadth of the pop culture canon and also features one of the finest assemblages of popular music-related artifacts in existence. We invite you to spark your pop culture curiosity through our online collection vault which features a sampling of objects within our permanent collection, selected by our curators and organized into content areas.

MoPOP Student Clubs Banner

Graphic Novels Student Clubs

The Museum of Pop Culture’s virtual Graphic Novels Club provides a unique opportunity for students to bond with fellow nerds while cultivating a natural love for reading. Each month, we’ll use a graphic novel (or two) to explore social justice topics and issues such as LGBTQ+ and Black stories, climate change, immigrant equity, and more. With separate tracks for readers ages 9–11and ages 12–14, sessions will alternate between discussions about the books and creating art inspired by our favorite cartoonists and graphic novelists.

Meetings take place April-June via Zoom on Tuesdays from 4:00–5:00 p.m. PT. Sign up for any (or all!) of the months you’d like. MAY DATES: May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

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