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MoPOP celebrates 50 Years of Hip-Hop with exhibitions, digital collections, and live events

MoPOP August 2023 Update:

MoPOP celebrates 50 Years of Hip-Hop with exhibitions, digital collections, and live events

Including: MoPOP & Friends of the Waterfront at Pier 62 on August 12

Seattle, WA (August 4, 2023) – The Museum of Pop Culture is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum in Seattle, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary pop culture. Currently on view is the world premiere exhibition, Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA, along with a host of mainstay exhibitions covering science fiction, music, video games, and more. For the complete list of exhibitions now on view and to plan your MoPOP visit, please visit the museum here.

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, and MoPOP is celebrating the world’s most popular music genre in style! Visit the wildly popular gallery Contact High, featuring hip-hop photography of all your favorite legends and icons up close; My Mic Sounds Nice, Associate Curator Adeerya Johnson’s pop-up profile of the women at the heart of hip-hop’s success; the new Online Hip-Hop Collection Vault, putting music, fashion, politics, and dance right at your fingertips; and multiple live, in-person events now through November.


Free event!

Friends of the Waterfront 50 Years of Hip-Hop Celebration

Saturday, August 12, 12-8PM @ Pier 62

Join MoPOP and Friends of Waterfront Seattle for Hip-Hop 50, a celebration of five decades of hip-hop highlighting Seattle’s contributions to the culture. Featuring B-boy and B-girl dance battles; a fashion show with performances by Kutt n Up; a legends cypher; and a music tribute featuring Vitamin D and Roc Phizzle.

Attendees of the event can receive 50% off tickets to MoPOP Aug 12 – Aug 20. Visit the MoPOP booth to grab your discount!



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