Written by: David Porter
Pearl Jam: Home and Away is a comprehensive exhibition of the legendary’s Seattle band’s journey from the ashes of local grunge legends Mother Love Bone, in 1990, to stadiums all over the world.
The exhibition opened Saturday, August 11th at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), and features more than 200 artifacts provided by the band, including instruments, stage props, original art and a photo op featuring the towering letters from the front of Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten.
“We’re delighted to present Pearl Jam: Home and Away to the band’s fans and to anyone who loves rock music and wants to participate in the journey of one of America’s greatest bands and true Seattle heroes,” said Jason Porter, Director of Education and Programs for MoPOP. “The show is very cool and is a testament to why the band has lasted so long and remains so beloved. They are DIY, always engaged with their fans, community activists, and committed to putting out music and playing shows their fans love. Pearl Jam: Home and Away is just a great show.”
Pearl Jam: Home and Away follows MoPOP’s recent Nirvana exhibition, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses.