My mom’s birthday just passed this May and I thought, what better place to take her to enjoy a day out than the Prince from Minneapolis exhibit currently at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle until January 5, 2020?
You can also enjoy his motorcycle from “Purple Rain” by sitting on it for a photo opportunity. Getting the chance to sit where a legend sat is rather euphoric.
Prince from Minneapolis at MoPOP
The Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP (previously called EMP Museum) is a nonprofit museum dedicated to contemporary popular culture. The Prince from Minneapolis exhibit is among a handful of other great displays that involve legendary artists, music creation, sci-fi culture and so much more. You can enjoy the Prince exhibit with the price of admission to the museum. If you cannot make it to the Prince Museum- Paisley Park in Minneapolis, this is something to enjoy closer to home.
My mom has always been a Prince fan since I can remember. I spent many childhood car rides listening to “When Doves Cry” and “Raspberry Beret”. Long before I even understood the lyrics. This exhibit was the perfect gift for someone who adores both Prince’s music and his influence on generations.
Photographs of Prince’s Journey
Prince was a very private person but had such a unique image in his work. The Prince from Minneapolis exhibit does an excellent job in conveying his journey to fame. The photographs shared are by the creators that were personally contracted by Prince to capture his journey.
One of my particular favorites is a display of proofs from a photo shoot. You can see in each frame how Prince portrays his public image but in some, you get more of a glimpse into his sly grin. It gives a real connection to Prince and understanding that he was a human being who loved what he did in performing.
A Certain Shade of Purple
The exhibit displays quotes from Prince’s music and of course, the famous Pantone purple shade in honor of Prince. You can also take a moment to sit and enjoy some of his best music videos and concert clips. The mural painting alone is breathtaking.
Prince loved his home of Minneapolis and this exhibit shows exactly that. It praises his art and his love for it. It really touched me that Prince hired local photographers in his area to capture it all. He had a deeper connection to his community than I think we ever knew.
A Journey to Fame
Prince from Minneapolis is a wonderful walk through in the journey of Prince and his music. My mom loved taking her time through it and immersing herself in an icon that she has adored for many years. All tied in a bow at the end where you can take the photo with his motorcycle from “Purple Rain”.
It truly is a site to see and a way to pay respects to an artist who left this earth too soon. His journey is beautiful and MoPOP did a wonderful job in displaying work tastefully and respectfully. A birthday gift to my mom that I know she won’t forget.
More About MoPOP
Prince from Minneapolis is running now through January 5, 2020. As mentioned before, entrance is with the price of admission to the museum where there are many other wonderful experiences to enjoy. No need to pay for the Special Exhibit pricing if you are coming to see Prince.
Take Mom out for a day here and grab lunch at Culture Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck Cafe inside of the Museum. They have flavorful pizzas and mouth-watering sandwiches. It makes for the perfect afternoon.
How long does it take to get through MoPOP?
Give yourself at least 2-3 hours to enjoy all of the exhibits. You honestly can spend an entire day here just enjoying the ambiance.
How much is admission into MoPOP?
- Online $26 On-Site $28 ADULT (18-64)
- Online $23 On-Site $25 SENIORS (65+)
- Online $23 On-Site $25 STUDENTS (w/ ID)
- Online $20 On-Site $22 MILITARY
- Online $17 On-Site $19 YOUTH (5-17)
- FREE CHILD (0-4)
Musuem Tickets + Special Exhibits:
- Online $32 On-Site $34 ADULT (18-64)
- Online $29 On-Site $31 SENIORS (65+)
- Online $29 On-Site $31 STUDENTS (w/ ID)
- Online $26 On-Site $28 MILITARY
- Online $23 On-Site $25 YOUTH (5-17)
- FREE CHILD (0-4)