Seattle’s very own EMP is celebrating the art and history of music video in the first museum exhibition to do so through sight and sound. Music videos began with MTV in the early 80’s and have changed the music and entertainments scene ever since.
This historic weekend provides three events to choose from to follow the birth and evolution of music videos in the 80’s. Exhibit attendees will be able to relive MTV productions and see how stars used the medium to become the historic figures they are today. Experience the early sounds and styles of icons such as Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, and other prominent artists.
Kick off the weekend with the Vivid: Spectacle Opening Night Party Friday May 16 7:00-11:00pm
Attendees are encouraged to dig into your parents’ and grandparents’ attics to come dressed as a favorite music icon or video character. Party goers will be able to get interactive with the following music video experiences: OK Go Video Retrospective, Big Screen Blowout, I Want My MTV: 80s Karaoke Lounge, Behind the Screen, Spectacle! Live! We’re Gonna Pop Some Tags, and Super secret special guests!
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Tickets: $25 ($18 EMP members), $12 Youth (17 & younger)
All ages (bars with valid ID).
For EMP members only, take advantage of Spectacle Member Previews: all day Friday, May 16- and up until an hour before the exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, May 17
If you are not a member, Join today and take advantage of the previews for free. Friday May 16, 2014 10:00am-5:00pm, and Saturday May 17, 2014 9:00am-10:00am
The third event of the weekend is the Spectacle Educator Opening Event: Saturday, May 17 9:00am-noon. This event is provided just for educators in a three hour workshop format. Arianne Garden Vasquez from SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) will guide educators through a variety of activities to effectively use this event in classrooms.
Team participants will use their own iPads and iPhones for the workshop. Free apps appropriate for classroom use are provided.
This event is limited to 30 adult educators, so register by Thursday, May 15.
Whether you attend the opening night party, the special member previews, or the educator opening event, be prepared for a memorable weekend of saturating yourself in the history of music video.
Featured photo from DBFestival.com.