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MoPOP Pop Conference 2017

Sign O' The Times: Music and Politics

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Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) (map) Seattle Center
April 20-23 2017 All Ages


Generally, if you care about something, maybe it’s good to talk about it. And with something so creatively magnanimous as music, maybe it’s good to talk about it all the time, so that every facet can be fully represented. The MoPOP Pop Con is a solid example of intellectualizing art without squashing the abilities of everyman creation. Analysis of art does not diminish its power, and, as it stands, art remains one of the few things that gains ground as we discuss it. The theme of this year’s Pop Con is “Sign O' the Times: Music and Politics,” so naturally all conference components will focus on the dovetailing of music and politics in creative, personal, and public realms. Panels throughout the conference—some of which will be led by Ann Powers, Damon Krukowski, and Franz Nicolay, as well as a slew of other pop-culture experts and prolific music critics—attend to art-activated variables, like environmental impact or historical legacy, with discussions touching on everything from identity politics to protest music in the modern era. KIM SELLING

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Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

325 Fifth Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Hours: daily

Venue Hours
  • daily
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This event is in the past.
  • April 20-23 2017
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