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Ruth E. Carter's Afrofuturism in Costume Design

PNTA was entrusted with installing overarching pieces for The Museum of Pop Culture’s newest exhibit: “Ruth E. Carter's Afrofuturism in Costume Design.”


This is a traveling exhibition of screen-used costumes from films like “Blank Panther”, “Selma”, and “Do The Right Thing” just to name a few.  


It was important to PNTA to honor the important cultural relevance of the exhibit by delivering an end result that was impeccable in both function and design. 


MoPOP’s iconic building was architected by Frank O Gehry, whose innovative building design presents particular challenges for rigging.  For this project PNTA integrated entertainment industry rigging practices with museum-quality fit-and-finish. 


In order to work within the unique building layout, PNTA designed a purpose-built rigging frame to suspend the circular art piece and align the artwork precisely.


Watch the video to learn more about how PNTA worked with MoPOP to help them bring their vision into reality. 

Type of Work: Rigging

The Museum of Pop Culture or Mopop is a nonprofit museum in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to contemporary popular culture. It was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000 as the Experience Music Project.

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