Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

World Premiere of Minecraft: The Exhibition Virtual Landscape Comes to Life in Seattle's MoPOP

SEATTLE: The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is pleased to present Minecraft: The Exhibition, opening on October 19, 2019.

Designed for players and non-players of all ages, the exhibition celebrates the game's 10th anniversary by exploring how Minecraft has developed into a platform for unlimited creative expression, community-crafting, and inspiration to build a better world outside of the game.

Created in partnership with Mojang, Minecraft The Exhibition is dynamic and immersive featuring life-size Minecraft creatures, scenic backdrops, a day-night lighting cycle, audio effects, and a gallery score. The exhibition spans over 6,000 square feet of the museum and is among the most ambitious exhibitions produced by MoPOP, offering fans of all ages the opportunity to interact with the best-selling game of all time like never before.

We are thrilled to co-create Minecraft The Exhibition with Mojang and host the world premiere at MoPOP, said Brooks Peck, Senior Curator of MoPOP, Minecraft is not only a game that allows for unlimited creativity and exchange of ideas, it also promotes inclusiveness and equality, which are core to MoPOP's mission.

In the exhibition, visitors will feel as if they have stepped inside the blocky world of Minecraft, with scenes, patterns, colors, and textures being informed by actual in-game builds. The gallery features 15 life-size characters from the game, including the explosive Creeper and mysterious Enderman, hands-on experience at a real-life crafting table, and a face-off against a groaning Zombie. Guests can also try the game and explore epic and elaborate creations from the virtual community. Exhibition films include interviews with the game's creative team, builders, and gamers and shows first hand how Minecraft inspires creative exchanges and social change.

For more information, visit MoPOP.org/Minecraft or call 206.423.5181.

(PRN | 4 months ago)