A Piece of Pop Culture You're Connected To
With more than 100,000 items, MoPOP has one of the biggest collections of contemporary pop culture historical objects. We’ve got everything from sound and video recordings to musical instruments and equipment to photographs and posters to a wealth of artist-related material including clothing, manuscripts, and other personal effects. It’s a big responsibility — and frankly, really cool — to be entrusted with a rich archive that provides the foundation for exhibitions and programs that explore pop culture themes.
Jimi Hendrix's hat
Jimi wore “The Westerner” on the cover of his 1968 greatest hits compilation Smash Hits and at several live shows.
Janis Joplin's feather boa
Janis gave this dark pink ostrich feather boa to a fan with whom she had become friends in June 1970, just four months before her death.
Grandmaster Flash's turntable
As one of the most influential early hip-hop artists, Grandmaster Flash used a pair of these turntables in New York in the late 70s and early 80s.
Carrie Brownstein's Epiphone G-310
Carrie used this instrument as her principal guitar for songwriting, performing, and recording as part of Sleater-Kinney in the mid- to late-90s.