March 28, 2023
After 5 Years, MoPOP’s Original Exhibition
“Pearl Jam: Home And Away” Closing April 23
Last chance to see over 700 artifacts from one of Seattle’s most iconic rock bands.
SEATTLE, WA (March 28, 2023) - “All the precious moments cannot stay” - After five years celebrating the legacy of one of Seattle’s most prolific bands, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) plans to bid farewell to their original exhibition, Pearl Jam: Home and Away on Sunday, April 23. Fans of the legendary rock band still have time to catch a glimpse of this one-of-a-kind collection featuring over 700 artifacts from the band's 28-year history.
Since its opening in 2018, the exhibition has been a major draw for Pearl Jam fans and music enthusiasts from around the world. Over 2 million visitors have enjoyed the rare opportunity to view personal instruments, equipment, stage props, original typewritten lyrics and notebooks, original poster and album art, setlists, and a photo op featuring the towering letters from the front of Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten.
According to Jacob McMurray, Director of Curatorial, Collections, and Exhibits at MoPOP, "While we are sad to see the Pearl Jam: Home and Away exhibition leave, MoPOP will continue to celebrate Pearl Jam's ongoing legacy in the museum by displaying key artifacts in our galleries and showcasing the band's creative impact on the Pacific Northwest and the world."
"Finding a way to share a lot of the Pearl Jam memorabilia from the last 30 plus years had always been in the back of my mind while collecting a lot of these items. Being able to curate the exhibit for MoPOP and working with Jacob and the team there has been a highlight of my career. To set up such an all encompassing display was really fun, and the fact so many fans have been able to see it and share in the memories, has been a dream come true. Thank you!" said Kevin Shuss, Pearl Jam Videographer & Archivist.
Pearl Jam fans have only a few more opportunities to catch this incredible exhibition before it's gone for good. More than a collection, Home and Away is a one-of-a-kind time capsule of Seattle’s musical, arts, and cultural history. And it’ll be gone before you know it. Don’t miss your last chance to see this incredible collection in one place.
- Momma-Son Cassette, 1990. Three-song demo made by Eddie Vedder, sent to Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament that cemented Eddie’s place in the band.
- Sheep stage prop used in Seattle home shows, Seattle Center Arena, December 7-9, 1993
- Matt Cameron bronze sculpture from Pearl Jam’s “Life Wasted” video, 2006
- PEARL JAM Tour books used by Pearl Jam videographer and archivist Kevin Shuss, 1991-2018
For tickets and information about Pearl Jam: Home and Away, visit MoPOP here >>
Want to relive your favorite Pearl Jam stories in front of the posters and instruments that take you straight back to your favorite live shows? Then say goodbye with fellow music connoisseurs and superfans at our exhibition closing party on Friday, April 14.
MoPOP’s exhibition Pearl Jam: Home and Away
Get a first-hand look at Pearl Jam’s journey from 1990 to the present and into the future through more than 700 artifacts directly from Pearl Jam band members and their Seattle warehouse, including instruments, stage props, original art, and a photo op featuring the towering letters from the front of Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten.
Pearl Jam: Home & Away is included with museum admission and is free for MoPOP Members.
Must close April 23, 2023
For available artwork please visit the Press Room here.
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MoPOP is a leading-edge nonprofit museum in Seattle, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary pop culture. With a mission to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities, MoPOP reaches multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, educational programs and community partnerships. At MoPOP, artists, audiences, and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the pop culture of our time.
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Michelle S. Leyva, Michelle Sanders Communications