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April 16, 2011 at 9:58 AM

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EMP unveils Nirvana exhibit and a part of Seattle's music legacy

Posted by Tiffany Campbell

Friday night, The Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum debuted their new ambitious exhibit, "Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses". Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, who lent many items from his personal collection, kicked off the event. Seattletimes.com's Sona Patel and Genevieve Alvarez captured some of the moments at the preview screening.

Krist Novoselic on Kurt Cobain: "I owe him so much." Cobain's mom and sister are here. #EMPNirvana http://t.co/xz8rNeGless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

#EMPNirvana's big screen showing rare images of band. Slideshow speed made interesting #pano. http://t.co/CVHsVfEless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Krist Novoselic kept these Nirvana check carbons. $50 to Kurt Cobain. For: Salary. #EMPNirvana http://t.co/r3cJ8Lcless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply


In this video interview, Jacob McMurray, senior EMP curator, shared his experiences of the creation of 'Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,' from finding early band photos to reassembling guitars broken years ago on stage by Cobain.


Readers shared their memories of Nirvana in our interactive timeline and you can read more about the EMP here.

Charles R. Cross, who was the editor of the Seattle music magazine The Rocket when Nirvana came up and wrote a biography of Kurt Cobain, reviewed the exhibit in this seattletimes.com article, Nirvana exhibit recalls once-in-a-lifetime moment

The exhibit opens to the public today, April 16, 2011.

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