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[02/17/17]   Good morning Facebook Friends!!! Continuing our museum highlights, today we are diving into

MoPOP

Located right next to the Space Needle MoPOP formely known as the EMP (Experience Music Project). The building itself was designed by Frank O. Gehry . Inspired by music and pop culture , MoPOP houses 9 exhibits currently including

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

Discover the beloved series all over again in this fully immersive exhibit, featuring more than 100 artifacts and props from the five Star Trek television series, spin-offs, and films, including set pieces from the original series like Captain Kirk’s command chair and the navigation console (on display for the first time to the public); Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and McCoy original series costumes; and the 6-foot U.S.S. Enterprise filming model from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The Art of Rube Goldberg

From iconic board games like Mouse Trap to thrilling music videos such as OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass,” Goldberg has influenced some of the most indelible moments in pop culture. His name is so synonymous with his creations that it was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as an adjective that describes the act of complicating a simple task. The tireless creator is thought to have drawn 50,000 cartoons over his long career.

Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses

Located right next to the Space Needle MoPOP formerly known as the EMP (Experience Music Project). The building itself was designed by Frank O. Gehry . Inspired by music and pop culture , MoPOP houses 9 exhibits currently including members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic), the exhibit introduces the world's most extensive exhibition of memorabilia celebrating the music and history of Seattle grunge luminaries, Nirvana. Three interactive kiosks allow visitors to access a plethora of topics that range from the macroscopic (different national music scenes), to the microscopic (specific clubs, bands, and events).

.....and many more! Through education, exhibitions,collections and interactive technologies MoPOP brings interpretation, understanding and scholarship to audiences that are multigenerational .

You can also enjoy some food while visiting . At the CULTURE KITCHEN by Wolfgang Puck the menu consists of fresh grab and go sandwiches and salads, soups , a kids menu and a bar .

Hours of operation :

Daily Through May 25,2017
10am - 5pm

Admission -INCLUDING STAR TREK

Adult (18-64) -$30.00
Senior (65+)-27.00
Student (with I.D.)- $27.00
Military (with I.D.)- $24.00
Youth (5-17)- $21.00
Children (4 and younger) - FREE
Members - $5.00

General Admission

Adult (18-64) -$25.00
Senior (65+)-22.00
Student (with I.D.)- $22.00
Military (with I.D.)- $19.00
Youth (5-17)- $16.00
Children (4 and younger) - FREE
Members - FREE

[02/15/17]   Good morning Facebook friends! We are continuing to highlight museums in Seattle that are participating in Museum Month . Today we'd like to highlight:

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
This museum is located right next to Discovery Park on Magnolia Hill . Their mission is to reconnect indigenous people in the Puget Sound area to their heritage. This is done through educational, cultural and social services. These programs provide and sense of belonging and show them the significance of Native people. They have exhibits that change throughout the year in which can be found in the Sacred Circle Gallery.
Local and internationally recognized artists are featured in the Sacred Circle Gallery .

Recently featured was

IN-DIG-EN-IZE

Tracy Rector and Mel Ponder set out to document the beautiful diversity of Urban Natives through portrait, sound, video and story. The project has come full circle and premiered on October 10th on Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration 2016 in partnership with Daybreak Star’s Sacred Circle Gallery!

There are permanent gallery features to check out.

Bernie Whitebear Tribute

The Gallery Tour begins with the tribute to Bernie Whitebear, Founder, UIATF

Deer Hunt 1977

Montoya’s mural is from the Hunters Fraternity, or san’ilialwe, and focuses on the deer hunt.

Man and Killerwhales 1977

The Killerwhale has reigned as king of the underwater world and is an emblem of prestige to the tribes of the Pacific Northwest.

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way
Seattle, WA 98199

Opens at 9AM - 5PM Monday through Friday
Saturdays and Sundays are by appointment only.
Admission for this museum is FREE with the exception of group tours. Donations are always welcome.

[02/14/17]   Good morning Facebook friends! Today we'd like to highlight another museum that is participating in Museum Month for Seattle .

The Northwest African American Museum

This museum highlights and embraces the history, arts and cultures of African descent. By preserving connections between the Pacific Northwest and people of African descent the NAAM is able to enrich all visitors with art that depicts significant eras and celebrate black experiences in America.

Explore diverse viewpoints and immerse yourself in the experience.
Exhibits that are currently available to visit are :

Dance Theater Of Harlem : Forty Years Of Firsts

An exhibition that highlights the many accomplishments of African Americans and other minorities who dared to overcome social norms and prejudices to pursue their passion and pave the way for future generations of world class dancers. The exhibit is organized by Dance Theatre of Harlem, California African American Museum, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington D.C., Dance Theatre of Harlem

An Elegant Utility

Explores the creation of place, identity and the Northwest African American community that has historically characterized Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. Featuring a collection of artifacts, including photographs, utilitarian house hold belongings, and legal ledgers, An Elegant Utility examines how the personal history of artist Inye Wokoma’s familial lineage, the Green family, serves as an entry point through which the larger story of African-Americans in Seattle, is reflected

Artist Studio: Drawing Attention Outside the Lines

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper, a representation of legendary artists that span span three centuries recently on view at NAAM, inspires this exhibition. Over twelve sessions, Youth Curators received instruction to develop their artistic skill and through the process formed a deeper regard for African American artists. As Youth Curators challenged their creativity, they experienced the limitless potential for experimenting outside of self-imposed boundaries to express art through their own lens.

This museum is located in the old Colman School building at
2300 S. Massachusetts Street Seattle, 98144

Hours of Operation

Wednesday – Sunday 11am-5pm
Open late on Thursday until 7pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission
Adults
$7.00

Students & Seniors
$5.00

Children under 5 Free

Admission is free for NAAM Members.
Free admission first Thursday of every month

Good morning Facebook friends! This weekend the weather seems to be letting up a bit , with little chances of rain and the sun should be peeking out on Sunday so make sure to come and check out some museums here in the area!

We had another birthday we celebrated this week! Happy Birthday Elaina! We are always excited to surprise and celebrate our employees!

[02/09/17]   As a part of the stay and play Museum Month in Seattle we will be highlighting the museums that are participating this month.

Asian Art Museum -

This museum is located right in the middle of Volunteer Park off of East Prospect in Seattle.

Check out Artists that are being featured now :

Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi

Tabaimo (born 1975) is a globally acclaimed Japanese artist known for her immersive and thought-provoking video installations. Combining hand-drawn images that evoke traditional Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) with digital manipulation, Tabaimo’s animated installations offer a critical and complex view of contemporary Japanese society.

Terratopia: The Chinese Landscape In painting And Film

This exhibition juxtaposes classical Chinese works with a modern classic by filmmaker Yang Fudong to demonstrate landscape as an enduring subject of artistic, philosophical, and environmental reflection from the 3rd to the 21st century.

Awakened Ones: Buddhas of Asia

Experience 20 works and artifacts from SAM's collection depicting Buddhas from across Asia, including Japan, China, India, Korea, Nepal, and Pakistan. Sculptures and paintings spanning nearly 13 centuries will be on view.

Ai WeiWei: Colored Vases

Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most acclaimed contemporary artists and outspoken dissidents. Working in various mediums, from installations and photography to interactive internet programs, Ai uses his work to call attention to critical social issues.

Hours the Asian Art Museum are open

Monday-Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission During February

Adults -$9.00
Military (ID needed)-$6.00
Seniors (62+)-$6.00
Students (ID needed)-$5.00
Teens (13-17) - $5.00
Children (12 & Under )- FREE

Parking is FREE

Good morning Facebook friends! Today we'd like to take some time out to thank our team and owners for all of the hard work they put in this winter with donations for North Helpline . Not only did we have people volunteering but our owners matched $1 for every pound we raised totaling $4,745.00!!! We are so proud and thankful for all the work that has been put in giving back to our community. It only takes one person to change a life, but we are lucky enough to have a whole team!!!! Thank you to North Helpline for allowing us to be a part of such a special program .

This month is Museum Month in Seattle!! When you stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites ask for the guest pass at the front desk. This pass allows free entry to some museums and half-price admission during your hotel stay in February. We love supporting the arts here in Seattle and this is wonderful benefit to our locals and travelers that would like to see what the art scene is like here. Every week we will be highlighting the Museums that are located between Everett and Lakewood , this includes any of our local Islands that have museums and are participating in this event as well. Come and explore while your enjoying your stay!

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[01/31/17]   Good morning Facebook friends and family! We were able to blast through a successful weekend , hopefully everyone was able to enjoy it! We have a few days with a break from the rain but as Spring quickly approaches so does the rain! Starting Friday we are set to have 100% chance of rain through the weekend so make sure you have a hood or umbrella with you to keep you dry while you are out and about! Everyone have a productive and terrific Tuesday. - Team Hampton

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