WESTERN EXPANSION

Tiny Cody, Wyoming, Invented the Wild West

Buffalo Bill built the town, and it's since erected a museum to new views...five times over.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

Selfie & Other

I Visited the Seattle Selfie Museum, Then an Actual Museum

On the same day, two diametrically opposed "exhibitions" opened in Seattle.

02/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Burien's Latinx Museum Focuses on Migrant Experiences

My visit to the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture was strikingly moving.

02/04/2020 By Charlie Lahud-Zahner

LET US PROPOSE A TOAST

A Perfect Party with a Star Soccer Coach and a Teenaged Climate Activist

Plus, the Pulitzer winner, museum trailblazer, and patient turned medical director who round out the month’s most distinguished locals and visitors.

12/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Expecting Mom

The Museum of Museums Playfully Ponders Its Own Existence

First Hill’s new space overflows with exhibitions that question how we want to see art now.

12/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 29–August 1

An exhibition honors a Seattle civil rights leader, an author turns Obama and Biden into crime-solving sleuths, and an Appalachian folk band plays the Crocod...

07/29/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

From the Outside In

12 Ways to Do Rainier Without Actually Entering the National Park

Beyond the park boundaries sits a wealth of small-town charm, not to mention lesser-known hikes and stellar views.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Arts Notice

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer Hits SAM Tonight

This survey of Gibson’s work, which includes 15 beaded punching bags, is stunning.

02/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Electric Museumland

The Jimi Hendrix Exhibit at Northwest African American Museum Is a Good Primer

And it has a beautiful jacket.

11/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Autumn Preview

35 Events to Catch This Fall

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this season.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: May 2017

Museum of Flight focuses on the Space Race, Eugene Mirman peddles his delightful absurdity, and Seattle Shakespeare infuses the Bard with jazz.

04/26/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Things to Do with a Kid

12 All-Ages Museum Outings

What our civic heavy hitters offer visitors young and old.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Year in Review

Met Recap: Seattle Arts and Entertainment in 2016

A look back at our favorite cultural moments of the year.

12/29/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

EMP Museum Rebrands as Museum of Pop Culture

The Seattle Center institution settles on a new (more accurate) name.

11/16/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Hidden Seattle

Secret Shows, Underground Comedy, and Undiscovered Talent in Seattle

Hidden performances and hidden history lessons are worth the hunt.

11/16/2016 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld

Museums

'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

Museums

'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

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: November 2015

Jinkx Monsoon gets naughty (not nice), Lemolo delivers more dream soundscapes, and the Seahawks look to continue dominating the 49ers.

10/30/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Museums

'The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop' Offers Style Over Substance

MOHAI's new exhibit on local hip-hop culture provides a historic scene overview, but lacks depth.

10/07/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Museums

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