The Washington Business Journal reports that Paul Allen's latest museum gambit is his plan to open a Museum of Pop Culture, for which he's seeking 100,000 square feet in Washington, D.C.
Allen's already got Experience Music Project at Seattle Center, which describes itself on its website as "a leading-edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture."
Allen also founded the Living Computer Museum in Sodo, the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, and STARTUP, a gallery at Albuquerque's New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
In December, Allen opened up a contemporary arts and culture center in South Lake Union in Seattle, called Pivot Art + Culture. Pivot was an ambitious project with a full-time staff of curators and had a big inaugural exhibition, to much fanfare and then...
...Allen decided to close Pivot without saying why.
Allen lives by Prufrock's motto: "In a minute there is time. For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse."
(UPDATE: Vulcan says today, after laying off Pivot's staff and saying they didn't "have any information" about Pivot's future, that there will be another show at Pivot! Hey, what do you know? Okay, so, after that, what? Stay tuned to Slog; I'm waiting for a response from Vulcan. Which may or may not come.)