MoPOP, Seattle

When I last visited the Museum of Pop Culture, it was called the Experience Music Project. Since being established by Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen in 2000 it’s been evolving, changing exhibition focus, programs and its name.

The one constant is its striking, strange home designed by Frank Gehry. Gehry is known for unusual buildings—among them the Guggenheim Bilbao and LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.

MoPOP’s building has been compared to a smashed guitar, crumpled foil or a dead sea creature. People either love it or hate it.

I love the exterior with its curves, intense, shimmering colors and different aspect from every angle. The interior, yuck.

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