As of Friday (March 16), The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) will re-open its exhibit to celebrate the music history of grunge legends, Nirvana.
Tourists will get a chance to look at 200 rare artifacts, photographs, and oral histories of how Nirvana became as big as they did. The exhibition will feature instruments like Kurt Cobain’s Fender Stratocaster, Krist Novoselic’s Hiwatt DR103 bass amplifier head, and Dave Grohl’s Tama Rockstar-Pro drum kit. Several other diverse objects will be displayed including the casting call flyer for the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video.
Novoselic as well as Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, photographer Charles Peterson (known for shooting some of Nirvana’s most iconic pictures), Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt, and “Bleach” producer Jack Endino will be apart of the exhibit’s panel, discussing the band’s history as well as the impact Nirvana made on Seattle and the independent music scene.
In addition to seeing Nirvana’s artifacts, the Dead Bars and Red Ribbon will perform at this event. “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses” also invites visitors to discover the underground music scene that the band started. They will provide access to a wide range of things including never before seen film footage of the group, artwork from Cobain, even information on where tourists can check out similar bands within the independent music scene, whether they prefer macroscopic (different national music scenes) or microscopic (specific clubs, bands, and events near their locations).
For more information on how to purchase tickets to this event visit the link here: https://www.mopop.org/visit