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Prince exhibit to debut at Seattle's MoPOP Museum

Tatyana Jenene

 // Feb 16, 2019

On Friday (Feb. 15), the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington is dedicating a new exhibit to the late music icon, Prince.

The late artist, who passed in April 2016, will be celebrated with the new exhibit called Prince from Minneapolis and will feature the work of photographers —Allen Beaulieu, Nancy Bundt, Terry Gydesen and Robert Whitman, who all photographed with Prince early in his career. This exhibit is expected to have close to 50 artifacts on display including artwork, photos, one of Prince's guitars and costumes from the Purple Rain film and tour. One of the artifacts includes a "memorial spirit figures in glass at Minneapolis' FOCI glass studio days after Prince's death," by the de la Torre brothers.

"Prince embodied so many of the themes we like to explore at MoPOP," the exhibit's curator Brooks Peck said in a press release. "He drew on the work of the greats who came before him, yet created his own, truly original style and sound. He defied convention and broke boundaries, and he continues to inspire musicians as well as artists of all kinds to this day."

Meanwhile, Prince's estate has launched a new Twitter account for the singer on Thursday (Feb. 14). The posts on the account so far include classic quotes from the musician, links to articles about the early years of Prince's career and a praiseworthy quote from former President Barack Obama.

"Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent," Obama is quoted saying about Prince in the tweet.

The tweets from the previous account have been archived under the new handle, @PRNLegacy.

The exhibit is a part of general admission at MoPOP and will open on April 6, 2019.

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