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We wrapped up a full weekend at ALA Midwinter with a celebration at EMP, Seattle’s well-known Experience the Music Project. EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary pop culture. With its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, EMP reaches multigenerational audiences through their collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage their visitors.

 

While riding on the monorail to reach the Seattle Center guests were greeted with the awe inspiring Frank O. Gehry building that houses EMP. Three thousand panels of stainless steel and painted aluminum shingles encase the outside of the building with a fusion of textures and a myriad of colors that respond to different light conditions and appear to change when viewed from alternate angles. 

Once inside the building guests enjoyed delicious food from Wolfgang Puck Catering, boundless cocktails and the sounds of grunge rock befitting a party in Seattle.  They were also able to visit the Sound Lab, a hands-on experience with musical gear and audio technology, be On Stage, performing in a band before a virtual audience, and tour the exhibits which included:  Hear My Train A Comin’: Hendrix Hits London, Worn To Be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket, and Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses.

The perfect ending to a jam-packed weekend!

01 Feb 2013 | Posted by Kristen Hatchman

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