Growing up in Seattle, Coffee and Grunge is pretty much in your blood, so I was so excited to hear about the new Nirvana exhibit coming to the EMP in April 2011 for two years! Featuring Cobain’s paintings from high school, reel-to-reel tapes with early recordings, handwritten lyrics, numerous instruments – some broken on stage, Cobain’s famous yellow cardigan, plus candid interviews from friends and family. And I hear the museum will also have a section for the public to record their memories which will eventually be turned into a film shown at the museum at a later date.

Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses
Nirvana singer, songwriter and guitarist Kurt Cobain “was a visionary artist who touched people all over the world,” said Krist Novoselic, the band’s bassist and co-founder. “It’s great that there will soon be a collection that celebrates that contribution to music and culture. There’s a story with Nirvana at its center, but it’s a story that also includes the many people, bands and institutions that make up a music community. The show is a celebration of Northwest music.”

More than two years in the making, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses features 200 artifacts tied to the band and the independent punk rock music community that nurtured it.

Find the EMP Press Release here – and plan to see this on your next trip to Seattle!