Seattle – The EMP Museum board of directors announced today that EMP is now the Museum of Pop Culture – MoPOP. The name MoPOP better reflects the museum’s vision for curating, exploring, and supporting creative works that shape and inspire our lives across many aspects of our culture. The museum will launch the new name on November 19, 2016 with a celebration that is free and open to the public.
“MoPOP reflects who we are today and the future of the museum,” said Patty Isacson Sabee, CEO and director of MoPOP. “Pop culture is a platform that resonates with audiences in a powerful way. And at MoPOP we provide avenues through our exhibits and programs for people to explore, learn, create, and celebrate pop culture in all of its diversity.” Founded by Paul G. Allen and opened in 2000, the non-profit museum has organized more than 57 exhibitions, 20 of which have traveled in the U.S. and internationally. The Frank O. Gehry-designed building hosts more than 100 arts and cultural events annually.
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Western China International Expo Center was fully completed by the end of August, which will be serving as the permanent venue for the Western China International Fair, a main venue for large scale exhibitions and fairs as well as platform for major high-end commercial and business events.
Western China International Expo Center has an area of 300,000 square meters divided into 16 halls in eight pavilions, including 15 standard exhibition halls and one multi-function hall. Each pavilion is connected by passages inside except the external transportation hall. WCIEC (Western China International Expo Center) adopted steel shuttle-shaped truss columns structure which widens the unblocked view with the no-column design the interior. Meanwhile the conception maximizes the usage efficiency of the pavilions which to lower the amount of steel used in construction.
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The last year saw many achievements for Chengdu’s meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry. According to data from the Chengdu Municipal Statistics Bureau, Chengdu hosted 530 major exhibitions, conferences and forums in 2014, of which 214 were exhibitions, 45 more than a year earlier or a year-over-year (YOY) growth rate of 26.6 percent, and 113 were international conferences and forums, 8 more than a year earlier, or a YOY growth rate of 7.6 percent. The events took up 3.25 million square meters of space in the aggregate, a YOY growth rate of 8.0 percent, of which 49 were international in nature, occupying 1.74 million square meters, a YOY growth rate of 16.0 percent. Direct revenue derived from the industry for 2014 totaled 6.95 billion yuan, up 14.9 percent year-on-year while overall revenue (direct plus indirect) revenue reached 58.4 billion yuan, up 14.5 percent year-on-year.
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The 2014 Chicago Auto Show is now open to the public. Held in the McCormick Place complex, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. Exhibitions include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display.
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Many large-scale international conventions and exhibitions were held in Chengdu during 2013, bringing a notably higher level of international recognition to the city’s convention and exhibition industry and efficiently promoting the development of trade and commerce across the city. During this year's Fortune Global Forum that also took place in Chengdu, Global 500 companies and other well-known multinationals signed 74 investment deals, bringing in an aggregate investment of 112 billion yuan (approx. $US18 billion). During the 12th World Chinese Entrepreneur Convention, another Chengdu-based event, 47 major investment promotion contracts with a total value of 33.6 billion yuan (approx. $US5.4 billion) were signed.
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From Christmas until New Year’s Day, school vacation and a typically slow work week provide perfect excuses to grab the family or a loved one and head to action-packed Philadelphia. Some highlights: festive events like A Longwood Gardens Christmas and SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, with two shows; performances such as George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker and the Philadelphia Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Concert; and blockbuster exhibitions such as the Prohibition-focused American Spirits.
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This year, while Bacardi is celebrating its 150th anniversary, it’s also marking another milestone: BACARDÍ rum is the world’s most awarded spirit, having garnered more than 550 awards, accolades and recognitions from around the world.
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Australians are closely linked to the sea through commerce, defence, exploration, adventure, sport and play. Our oceans and waterways have influenced our development...and who we are.
The museum captures these themes with fascinating artefact\\\\\\\'s, lively exhibitions, fun activities and even the chance to board ships and experience life on the water.
This summer, experience AQUA: A Journey into the World of Water, a multisensory experience for the whole family. created by ONE DROP, an initiative of Guy Lailberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil®. http://www.onedrop.org/en/default.aspx
Only in Australia at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour Sydney from 3 December 2011 - 26 February 2012.
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SCAD’s second annual deFINE ART, which ran Feb. 22 - 26, attracted thousands of visitors. deFINE ART featured lectures by prominent figures in the art world, special exhibitions, commissions, student showcases, performances and other events, all of which were free and open to the public.
As one of the highlights of this year’s programming, deFINE ART honored performance artist Marina Abramović for her groundbreaking work and influence on contemporary art. Her keynote lecture was given at SCAD’s locations in both Savannah and Atlanta. Abramović’s solo exhibition remains on view through April 3 at the university's Pinnacle Gallery in Savannah, featuring three videos and an iconic photographic series.
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Osage Gallery is one of Hong Kong's most respected art gallery. With locations on Hong Kong Island and Kwun Tong they provide a generous breadth of experience. The space in Kwun Tong, located in a revitalised industrial area, alternates between Art Foundation, not for profit exhibitions, and installations of spectacular commercial artists. The dramatic space is unique to Hong Kong that is used to precious little space. This enourmous warehouse style gallery has 14 foot tall ceilings and one wall that stretches 128 uninterrupted feet. Osage Gallery combines their installations with guest speaker and other educational activities to provide experienced and new art enthusiasts a well rounded and rich experience. For more information visit www.osagegallery.com. English with Chinese subtitles.http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?contestid=&id=562