The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) celebrates the creative process, engages the imagination, and inspires personal expression in current and future generations. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, MoPOP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At MoPOP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.
Whether it’s the greatest guitarists of all time or the scariest moments in cinema, MoPOP takes you behind-the-scenes with the biggest musicians, filmmakers, innovators, and game-changers of our time, and invites you to unlock your own creative potential through in-depth exhibitions and hands-on experiences that bring pop culture to life. Current exhibits include Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970, Indie Game Revolution, Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction, and more.
The museum also offers community and educational programs for audiences of all ages and pop culture interests. From the region’s premier youth band competition, Sound Off!, and the acclaimed Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival, to arts camps, mentorship programs, teacher development—MoPOP is a place for discovery, inspiration, and learning.
MoPOP is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry designed building. A fusion of textures and myriad colors, MoPOP’s exterior conveys all the energy and fluidity of music. Three-thousand panels, made up of 21 thousand individually cut and shaped stainless steel and painted aluminum shingles, encase the outside of the building. Their individual finishes respond to different light conditions and appear to change when viewed from different angles, reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving.