February 28 Events
February 4 - April 22, MadArt
WE at MadArt
by LET’S (Peter Lynch, Courtney Barnebey, and Andy Arkley)
Exhibit: February 4th – April 22nd (Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm)
Open House: Saturday, April 1st (6-10pm)
From February through April, 2017, MadArt welcomes LET’S, the art team of Peter Lynch, Courtney Barnebey, and Andy Arkley. Their exhibit, WE, is a collaborative, immersive, interactive installation that includes sculpture, light, music, and mapped video projections. Visitors can use control panels to trigger musical sequences which are synchronized to lights and video. Depending on the combination of buttons pressed, a different song and visual sequence will be created. The goal of WE is to create positive interactions between the people who engage with it.
This project is made possible by the support of MadArt and a 4Culture Tech-Specific Grant.
November 19 - September 12, Museum of History and Industry
Edible City: A Delicious Journey
Experience Seattle’s culinary history from raw ingredients to polished plates. Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how Seattleites eat in their city and how urban palates have developed over the years. Discover the secret history of Seattle’s favorite foods and devour the stories that helped the city grow into one of America’s best places to eat. Curated by James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city’s cultural buffet. The following is the menu for this delicious journey.
For the first course, take a look at the raw ingredients—what is a “Seattle” food, and why? Visually dine on both imported and native foods that are the building blocks of Seattle’s cuisine.
Processing and Prepping
Dive into the second course of the industries that shaped a savory Seattle, from canneries to coffee roasters.
To Market, To Market
Sample the places where Seattleites go to the market for the third course. Learn about the outlets that help define the city, from co-ops to farmers markets to ethnic markets, big and small.
Bringing It Home
Enjoy the fourth course and look at the region’s home cooking through a real, preserved Seattle kitchen. Learn about the history of food justice in the area through P-Patches, community gardens, and other efforts to bring homegrown food to diverse communities.
See how Seattle high-tech jobs have made its residents look at cooking in a whole new way in the fifth course. Sniff out some of the area’s groundbreaking food-tech endeavors.
Serving It Up
For final course, survey the rich banquet of restaurants that have been around almost as long as there have been city dwellers here to support them. Meet the farm-to-table chefs who have made Seattle a national dining destination, and savor the way they developed a modern Northwest cuisine.
July 15-28, Museum of History and Industry
Boeing Flight Path
To celebrate the centennial of The Boeing Company, MOHAI invites visitors to journey through an exploration of Boeing’s impact on Seattle over 100 years, from flying boats on Lake Union to the launch of the Dreamliner.
MOHAI visitors can travel through True Northwest and the Bezos Center for Innovation galleries and rediscover Seattle’s history through the lens of Boeing’s first century.
Special highlights showcasing the Boeing story include:
- Vintage models of Boeing aircraft and rare images filling the Boeing Tower;
- One-of-a-kind artifacts that reflect Boeing in unexpected ways, including a Pocock Racing Shell and a stewardess uniform from the Boeing-owned United Airlines;
- An interactive oral history experience bringing the Boeing story to life through the words of those who lived it;
- The legendary B-1, Boeing’s very first commercial aircraft built in 1919, soaring through the Grand Atrium;
- Boeing patents and prototypes in the museum’s Bezos Center for Innovation;
- And opportunities to leave behind personal Boeing memories!
Check back for special programs throughout the centennial year.
Seattle’s first park — and former graveyard