The Museum of Pop Culture (aka MoPOP – formerly known as EMP or Experience Music Project) is hosting a party this Friday, May 10 to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition “A Queen Within.”
Tickets are on sale here.
Here’s your chance to enter to win 2 tickets to the party:
First: Comment on this blog post & tell me something you’re excited to see or do at the event.
Then: RSVP “Interested” or “Going” on the Facebook event page here (if you’re not on Facebook, let me know in your blog comment below and you’ll still be entered).
For bonus entries, you can enter on Instagram, here.
More about the event, in their own words:
Celebrate the queen inside us all at an evening of fashion, music, and female empowerment at the opening party for A QUEEN WITHIN: ADORNED ARCHETYPES.
This immersive fashion exhibition examines notions of feminine identity through more than 100 pieces of avant-garde fashion, photography, and video.
Grace Love and The Dirty Church will treat guests to a live set filled with epic vocals, groovy bass, and perfect brass. Witness fashion in action with curated music video blocks. Take your turn on the dance floor with DJ sets throughout the night.
MEMORIES OF MONARCHS
In the intimate JBL Theater, hear storytelling group She Is FIERCE tell tales of finding the queen within themselves.
BEYOND THE RUNWAY
Express your imagination with an artist-led participatory activity focused on the creative process of fashion design, and cap the night with a snapshot in our immersive photo op.
Organized by Barrett Barrera Projects. Curated by MUSEEA.
(Also, I hear that Filthy Fem Corps will also be performing and they are awesome!)
About the exhibition:
Explore how contemporary fashion designers engage with feminine archetypes through more than 100 pieces of fashion, contemporary photography, and video.
Using the six personality types of a queen — Sage, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, and Thespian — designers like Alexander McQueen, Selam Fessahaye , Ashish, Chromat, Gypsy Sport, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, and Iris van Herpen use their work to create a space for contemplating the relationship between dress, society, and our shared history.
A Queen Within highlights a broad range of designers—from the internationally famous to the currently emerging—resulting in a deep inquiry into the diverse nature of the feminine. Gowns, wigs, shoes, and photographs are presented in immersive environments rich in symbolism, inviting visitors to peer into the private worlds of deeply powerful figures.
Giveaway ends 5/7/19 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. All local and state rules apply. Giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.
Image 1: Installation view Ashish, Keta Gutmane and Vivienne Westwood, Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects & RKL Consulting and Vivienne Westwood, Photo: Josh Brasted.
Image 2: A Queen Within Installation view David Lachapelle, Alexander McQueen,
& Omar Victor Diop. Photo Roman Alokhin