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Mike's adventures in art: City of the future and MoPoP's 'My Mic Sounds Nice'

caption: My Mic Sounds Nice exhibit at MoPop
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My Mic Sounds Nice exhibit at MoPop
Mike Davis

If you're looking for tips on how to experience art in the Seattle area, you're in the right place. In this weekly post, KUOW arts reporter Mike Davis has suggestions for what to do around Seattle over the weekend so you can have your own adventures in arts and culture.

Visual Art

"Seattle: City of the Future" is showing on Capitol Hill. Featuring 43 artists, 27 installments, and three floors to explore, this is a must-see for art and technology lovers who are curious to see what the future of city could look like. With exhibits meant to be viewed at night, some requiring 3-D glasses others proving that not all of us have high hopes for the city's future — this is a show that I can't wait to see for myself!

Seattle: City of the Future, showing at The Teal Building, 619 E Pine Street, Wednesdays through Sundays until June 25.

"My Mic Sounds Nice: Hip Hop Feminism in History" is showing at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPoP). This exhibit is part of Freedom Flows, MoPop's Juneteenth event, which honors 50 years of hip-hop history, but you can see this pop-up exhibit from now through September. Curator Adeerya Johnson gave me a sneak preview, and even as a former hip-hip writer, I learned a lot that I didn't know about the genre's history and the women who have contributed. The exhibit is broken into three parts that explore the contributions of not only women behind the mic, but also women who contributed to the formation and success of historic record labels and legendary rap groups. Johnson is also curating an online hip-hop vault collection, which will launch on Juneteenth with over 1,300 hip hop artifacts from the MoPop collection.

RELATED: At MoPOP, hip-hop feminism is on the mic

"My Mic Sounds Nice: Hip Hop Feminism in History," showing at MoPop through September 2023.

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