'World of WearableArt' Superlatives

We dole out honors for the one-of-a-kind costumes on display at EMP Museum.

08/02/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld


Slide Show: EMP World of WearableArt Opening Night Party

EMP celebrated the debut of New Zealand’s largest art show, World of WearableArt™, with a spectacular night fusing fashion, art, and theater.



'Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds' Boldly Goes for Fan Service Over Depth

EMP Museum's celebration of 50 years of Star Trek should satisfy Trekkies, but can't fully engage.

06/29/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

EMP Museum

Slide Show: Founders Award

On November 19, EMP Museum presented legendary musician Jimmy Page with its ninth annual Founders Award.



Star Wars and the Power of Costume at EMP Is Pure Movie Magic

Garments from a galaxy far, far away...

02/19/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Indie Game Revolution Captures the Bliss of Gaming

EMP's exploration of independent video game creators gets it right.

01/20/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Visual Art

EMP Is Ready for Its 'Close Up'

Martin Schoeller's exhibit of large-scale headshots shines a new light on famous faces.

11/13/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Hair to Help

Gene Juarez I Am Hopeful Runway Fundraiser

The Seattle salon hosts a runway show and fundraiser benefiting local nonprofit Hope Heart Institute.

10/24/2013 By Amanda Zurita

Seattle Sound Forever

Nirvana's 'In Utero' Turns 20

Celebrate the classic album with an expansive anniversary reissue and a tribute at the EMP.

09/11/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Leather and Lace

Dress Code: Women in Rock at EMP

Wear a bustier to go see Madonna's bustier as EMP looks at the women who have shaped popular music.

06/04/2013 By Laura Cassidy


EMP's Fantasy Exhibit Fit for Tolkien and Dragon Fans Alike

Unleash your inner nerd at this family-friendly display of fantasy literature and film props.

05/03/2013 Edited by Laura Dannen With Angela Cabotaje


Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic

EMP hosts an exhibit of fantasy literature and film props, from original hand-edited manuscript pages of The Lord of the Rings to Labyrinth costumes.



The Smithsonian's Art of Video Games, Now at EMP

Explore 40 years of pixelated playable art, from Mario to Mass Effect.

02/14/2013 By Cassandra Callan

Wear, What, When

Dress Code: Jimi Hendrix Exhibit at EMP

Go bohemian glam when you go see Jimi's rare costume pieces at the Experience Music Project.

11/20/2012 By Abiola Akanni


Duff, Brandi Carlile, Mike McCready to Play Hendrix Tribute Show

'Scuse me while I kiss the Sky (Church).

11/07/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Runway and Real Life

Slide Show: Leather Looks

EMP's upcoming must-attend leather runway show gives us the perfect excuse to scroll through fashion's finest leather moments.

10/12/2012 By Laura Cassidy


Leather Looks