Sea-Tac Airport and EMP Museum Unveil Pearl Jam Concert Poster Art Exhibit as Part of Experience the City of Music Program
The Port of Seattle, EMP Museum, Pearl Jam, and poster artists Ames Bros. today unveiled a new exhibit of screen prints commissioned over the years for the band’s promotional concert posters as part of the Experience the City of Music program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Organized by EMP Museum, in collaboration with Pearl Jam, Ten Club and Ames Bros., PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster features 85 posters from more than 30 artists including the Ames Bros., Brad Klausen, Munk One, Ward Sutton, and others. These posters reflect the artists that created them, but they also become an extension of the band, referencing the musicians, the venues and cities in which they play, song lyrics, contemporary politics, a world of music, and a love of history and popular culture. But most of all, these myriad posters illustrate some of Pearl Jam’s core artistic values: the desire to foster a climate of creativity, to act as a patron for the other artists, and to provide comment and critique on society and humanity.
“The significance of the airport’s Experience the City of Music program cannot be understated,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “It shines the spotlight on Seattle’s rich musical history through carefully curated exhibits like the Pearl Jam Poster Exhibit, showcases the city’s rich musical diversity through a robust schedule of live musical performances, and gives visitors, both near and far, a taste of what we are fortunate to be able to experience daily – our dynamic and extremely talented local music industry.”
The new exhibit is located near gate A1 on the concourse along three walls of the walkway and can be accessed by any traveler post security.
Take a picture at the exhibit and use the hashtag #PearlJamAtSEA for your chance to win an exclusive signed poster.