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In celebration of the Exhibit opening, we have an amazing series of events that will start in October and stretch well into November, which is Washington State Hip Hop History Month.

Through collaboration with community partners, talent featured in the exhibit, and local artists, guests will:
• Be introduced to (and celebrate) the amazing photographers that documented the rise and dominance of hip hop in pop culture.
• Learn how photography played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage.
• Learn about the cultural, societal, and artistic impact of hip-hop.
• Get to explore their own creativity as they join us for some Hip Hop inspired art activities.

Frame It: Photography Workshop for Beginners with Kariba Jack

Friday, October 29 | 6:00pm PT | Pay-What-You-Can

Join us on October 29, 2021 for the 'Frame It' photography workshop! During the workshop you'll learn about the basics of photography and be able to leave with the knowledge to create an image that is frame worthy! Kariba Jack is a hip and fresh Nigerian American photographer who loves capturing the now. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle to be exact she specializes in natural light photography with a bold and vibrant approach with her portrait and wedding clients. She's photographed many events and worked with celebrities including Trey Songz, Maya, Keyshia Cole, Wale, Common, Keri Hilson, Ne-yo and Tank just to name a few. Photography is not only her profession but her passion as well.


Paint & Sip with Claudia Villalobos

Friday, November 5 | Virtual | 6:00pm PT | Pay-What-You-Can

Paint a rarely seen photograph of megastar Megan Thee Stallion from the Contact High exhibition. Join us from the comfort of your home for a virtual Paint Night hosted by Claudia Villalobos.

Grab your favorite beverage, nod your head and tap your foot with every brush stroke as one of MoPOP's favorite DJs, the talented DJ Sir Juan joins us virtually to spin and scratch some of your favorite hits, features, and remixes on the turntables.

A pay-what-you-can ticket includes this livestream event with Claudia Villalobos and DJ Sir Juan and, contributes to MoPOP’s programming, education, and mission. Participants should also plan to purchase a kit of art supplies for $35 by October 29, or download a free tracing template utilizing paint and canvas supplies you already own.



About Claudia Villalobos 

Born and raised in the 206, Claudia couldn't be any prouder of her PNW roots! She is passionate about introducing all Youth to the ARTS community and the possibilities of all art mediums. Claudia hosts Creative Art sessions for underprivileged youth and out-of-the-box thinkers to explore the possibility of incorporating art into their lives in hopes that it could be a positive outlet for our Future Youth. Her love of art encouraged her to create Glow Girls. Glow Girls is a nonprofit that empowers young ladies to express themselves through hands-on art activities, inspiring them to be creative in their own unique way.

Instagram: @claudiavdesigns


A Conversation with Sha Rock: Mother of the Mic

Friday, November 19 | Virtual | 6:00PM | Pay-What-You-Can
Sha Rock began her career as a breakdancer (or b-girl) but made her name as a skilled MC and battle veteran. A member of the Funky 4 + 1, she is the first female MC to receive a record contract and is often referred to as the Mother of the Mic. The Funky 4 + 1’s 1980 hit “That’s the Joint” was named the greatest hip-hop song of all time by Rolling Stone. A Washington State Hip Hop History Month Celebration event.


Get ready to have your heart warmed, your spirits lifted, and your hope restored: MoPOP’s new film series, The Comeback, is all about lifting up the underdog, the Hail Mary, the impossible victory.

In our latest installment of Movies at MoPOP, we’ll be covering cult films from all over the genre map that exemplify the uphill battle, and eventual victory of the unlikely Comeback. Join MoPOP’s very own Kasi Gaarenstroom and a special guest every month to watch unlikely heroes achieve the impossible. All films will be screened virtually.

After over a year of isolation and untold hardship, we hope this series inspires viewers to reflect on their own Comebacks in the last 18 months. Whether you got a new job, began a new hobby, or just made it through the pandemic as best as you could, we wanna hear your comeback stories.

— Schedule —

November 13: 9 to 5

December 11: Cool Runnings

December 18: Kiki's Delivery Service

9 to 5

Event date  Saturday, November 13, 2021
Event time  6:00pm PT
Event location  Online: Watch Your Own
Ages  All Ages

PG | 109 mins | Dir. Colin Higgins | 1980

“Getting even is a full-time job.”

Three female employees daydream about ending their sexist boss’s tyrannical reign. After a weed-and-booze-fueled evening of harmless fantasizing, the ladies find that they have the opportunity to do just that.



Event date  Saturday, December 11, 2021
Event time  6:00pm PT
Event location  Online: Watch Your Own
Ages  All Ages

PG | 98 mins | Dir. Colin Higgins | 1993

“Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time!”

A team of Jamaican bobsledders have their eyes set on the Winter Olympics — never mind that they’ve never sled in snow! With the help of a former champion with a tarnished reputation, they might just have a shot.



Event date  Saturday, December 18, 2021
Event time  6:00pm PT
Event location  Online: Watch Your Own
Ages  All Ages

PG | 103 mins | Dir. Hayao Miyazaki | 1989

“I was feeling blue, but I'm better now.”

Kiki is 13, which means she must now leave home to become a full-fledged witch. With just her broom and her black cat Jiji, Kiki must learn to make it in a new town. When her witch powers start to falter, Kiki has a crisis of faith. Can she get over her mental block to become the witch she’s meant to be?


Join us for our Sensory-Friendly Programs, an opportunity for adults and families to experience the museum with lowered volume and light levels. Sensory-Friendly Programs welcome anyone who can benefit from a low-sensory museum environment.

  • Free access when the museum is closed to the general public
  • Advanced notice of what to expect during your visit 
  • Lowered sound and lighting in galleries and Sky Church
  • Access to museum galleries

Information about our upcoming Sensory-Friendly Events

  • Please note that guests ages three and up will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing from other parties
  • Here’s more information about our COVID-19 Guidelines.
  • We’ll be sending guests a social story to help them learn more about our museum and what to expect at Sensory-Friendly Morning. We have some new routines and protocols that will be covered.
  • We’ll send guests a map of the museum with updated exhibitions and closures.
  • We’ll send guests a welcome sheet with the timeline for the day and current COVID-19 cleaning, staff, and guest protocols.
  • Questions? Contact us at


Event date  Saturday, December 4, 2021, 8am-10am

Event date  Saturday, March 26, 2022, 8am-10am

Event date  Thursday, May 12, 2022, 6pm-8pm

Event location  MoPOP


Tickets for December will open in October!

If the event is sold out online, please contact us at and we'll put you on our waitlist.

The feeling of acceptance, the friendliness and interest of the staff, and the lack of crowds made the whole visit so much easier and less stressful.



Visit Our Venue Experiences page if you are interested in customizing a visit during or after hours complete with catering.

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