EMP Museum Announces 2012 Exhibition Schedule
Lineup Includes AC/DC, Science Fiction Icons, the Black Leather Jacket, and Hendrix

SEATTLE – EMP Museum announced its 2012 exhibition schedule with an exciting lineup that includes: AC/DC: Australia’s Family Jewels; Icons of Science Fiction; Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket; and Hear My Train a Comin’: Hendrix Hits London.

AC/DC: Australia’s Family Jewels
April 28, 2012 – September 24, 2012
EMP is proud to be the only North American venue to host AC/DC: Australia’s Family Jewels. Developed and presented by the Arts Centre Melbourne and the Western Australian Museum in association with AC/DC, Albert Music, and Sony Music, this is the first and only fully endorsed exhibition to bring to life the history, creativity, and power of one of the world’s greatest rock bands. The exhibition will feature more than 400 artifacts including photos, instruments, 35 years of gig posters from shows around the world, letters, lyrics, and costumes, including an extremely rare Angus Young schoolboy outfit and his 1975 home sewn ‘Super Ang’ costume, complete with gold and red satin cape.

Icons of Science Fiction
June 9, 2012 – Ongoing
EMP presents science fiction’s most iconic artifacts with a new exhibition that explores the lives and ideas of the genre’s most mind-bending creators. The exhibition will feature the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and one-of-a-kind memorabilia from literature, film, television, and art including an Imperial Dalek from the television series Doctor Who, command chair from the classic television series Star Trek, Yoda’s walking cane from the films Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,and Neo’s coat from the film The Matrix Reloaded.

Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket
October 20, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Harley-Davidson® Museum in partnership with EMP Museum present a dynamic exhibit that traces the path of the leather motorcycle jacket from functional garment to pop culture’s universally recognized symbol of cool rebellion. The exhibition will feature dozens of garments and related artifacts, from early military jackets and famous Hollywood costumes worn by stars like Elvis Presley, to haute couture by Jean-Paul Gaultier and Gianni Versace, as well as iconic Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Hear My Train a Comin’: Hendrix Hits London
November 17, 2012 – Ongoing
2012 marks the 70th birthday of Jimi Hendrix, and EMP celebrates its roots with a tribute to one of rock music’s most masterful and influential artists. This new exhibition focuses on Hendrix’s time in London, featuring rare costumes, instruments, photographs, albums, and a collection of never-before-seen artifacts from the estate of Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer, Mitch Mitchell. Throughout the year, EMP will also organize commemorative programs and events to mark major milestones in Hendrix’s career including the 45th anniversaries of the Monterey Pop Festival and the release of Purple Haze.


EMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in music, science fiction, and popular culture. EMP combines interpretative, interactive exhibitions with state-of-the-art technologies, and educational programming to offer visitors of all ages a first-hand, multi-dimensional experience of the creative and artistic process.

EMP is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set amid the backdrop of the Seattle Center.

Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition
Open now through March 4, 2012

AVATAR: The Exhibition
Open now through September 3, 2012

Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses
Open now through April 22, 2013

Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film
Open now

Winter Hours: September 6, 2011 – May 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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