The Art of Rube Goldberg: Exhibit Opening Day

Be the first to explore the wacky, wonderful world of Rube Goldberg.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

This event is all ages.


Celebrate the Museum of Pop Culture’s newest exhibit, The Art of Rube Goldberg, with a day of activities, tours, and interactive experiences.



Welcome and Opening Day Remarks
Sky Church


The Legacy of Rube Goldberg + Gallery Tour
Exhibit Entrance

Explore the legacy of prolific cartoonist Rube Goldberg in a conversation with Jennifer George (Legacy Director, Rube Goldberg, Inc. and Goldberg’s granddaughter) and Michelle Gewirtz (Paper Conservator, Rube Goldberg, Inc.).


Mouse Trap Gaming 
The Lounge

Run mice run! Build a zany trap and catch the mice in MoPOP’s Mouse Trap gaming lounge.


Q&A with OK Go’s Damian Kulash
Sky Church

Join GRAMMY®-nominated artist, Damian Kulash, OK Go’s lead singer and guitarist for a Q&A on the creation of the band’s Rube Goldberg-inspired music videos “This Too Shall Pass” and “The One Moment.”

Various Times

Sky Church

See Goldberg’s impact on pop culture in action with video clips from classic pop culture chain-reaction machines, featuring Back to the Future, OK Go, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and more.


The Art of Rube Goldberg is the first comprehensive retrospective of Goldberg’s 72-year career since 1970. With more than 90 objects on display ranging from original drawings and animations to 3D puzzles, these incredible artifacts are paired with MoPOP’s signature interactive style to bring Goldberg’s imagination to life.

*Event times subject to change.


Date and Time

February 11, 2017



Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP Museum)
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

Ticket Info

Free with museum admission.

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