The MoPOP has announced the return of its acclaimed exhibition, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses following a nine-month tour in Brazil. The exhibition will re-open on March 16th to match up with the 30th anniversary of the band’s first performance as Nirvana. The updated exhibit will feature new rare Nirvana objects that haven’t been apart of the gallery before.
Originally opened in 2011, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses is the most extensive exhibition of memorabilia that celebrates the music and history of northwest rock luminaries, Nirvana. Featuring more than 200 rare artifacts and photography from the band, their crews, and families, it also contains more than 50 oral history interviews from key figures in the independent music scene of the late 1980s and early ’90s. Visitors eager to dig even further into the vast store of images, audio and video that informed the collection will be able to explore them in detail at media kiosks. Steve Fisk, who co-produced the band’s Blew EP (1989), created the ambient soundtrack fans will hear as they move through the exhibition.
Featured Image: Kurt Cobain in Nirvana’s van on a short Canadian tour, ca. March 6 – 8, 1991. Courtesy of Shelli Hyrkas.