Experience Music Project (EMP opened 2000) museum founded by Paul Allen, Seattle Center, Washington, USA.
The Experience Music Project (EMP, opened in the year 2000) is a museum of music history founded by Paul Allen (the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation), located on the Seattle Center campus, in Seattle, Washington, USA. Located near the Space Needle, it is one of the two stops on the Seattle Center Monorail, which runs through the building. Paul Allen's Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame is located within the EMP building. The structure of EMP was designed by Frank Gehry, and resembles many of his firm's other works in its sheet-metal construction, such as Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Gehry Tower. The central "Sky Church" room pays homage to Jimi Hendrix and other rock 'n' roll icons. EMP has provided funding for radio station KEXP in partnership with the University of Washington.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download