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With more than 100,000 items, MoPOP has one of the biggest collections of contemporary pop culture historical objects. We’ve got everything from sound and video recordings to musical instruments and equipment to photographs and posters to a wealth of artist-related material including clothing, manuscripts, and other personal effects. It’s a big responsibility — and frankly, really cool — to be entrusted with a rich archive that provides the foundation for exhibitions and programs that explore pop culture themes.

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Jimi Hendrix's hat

Jimi wore “The Westerner” on the cover of his 1968 greatest hits compilation Smash Hits and at several live shows.

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Janis Joplin's feather boa

Janis gave this dark pink ostrich feather boa to a fan with whom she had become friends in June 1970, just four months before her death.

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Grandmaster Flash's turntable

As one of the most influential early hip-hop artists, Grandmaster Flash used a pair of these turntables in New York in the late 70s and early 80s.

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Carrie Brownstein's Epiphone G-310

Carrie used this instrument as her principal guitar for songwriting, performing, and recording as part of Sleater-Kinney in the mid- to late-90s.

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Founders Award 2020, honoring the legendary Alice In Chains, was a night we’ll remember for years to come. In this landmark year, we had more than 275,000 views on our first live simulcast, helping us raise more than $600,000 and counting.

Your invaluable support enables us to continue serving our community, reaching young people, and preserving our shared pop culture history for generations to come. If you have not yet made your gift, there’s still time.

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FOUNDERS AWARD HIGHLIGHTS ON AMAZON MUSIC

For fans who missed the event, Amazon Music released MoPOP Founders Award Honoring Alice In Chains: A Benefit for the Museum of Pop Culture, a brand-new Amazon Original compilation. Only available to stream on Amazon Music, the compilation features highlights from the event, including Mastodon’s cover of “Again;” City and Colour’s take on “Rain When I Die.” two covers of “Would?” by Korn and Metallica; and more. The compilation also features performances of “Your Decision” and “No Excuses” by Alice In Chains.

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