As a part of the Sea-Tac Airport Experience the City of Music program, the Port of Seattle, EMP Museum, Pearl Jam, and poster artists Ames Bros. unveiled a new exhibit of screen prints commissioned over the years for the promotion of Pearl Jam concerts.
This exhibit, a part of the Experience the City of Music program at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, has been titled, “PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster”. 85 posters from over 30 artists—including the Ames Bros., Brad Klausen, Munk One, and Ward Sutton—are all featured in this new exhibit.
When Pearl Jam formed in Seattle in 1990, posters were one of the few ways that a band could communicate with their audience. They were vital to advertising upcoming shows, as well as an important aspect of conveying the identity of the band. Poster art reflected the venues and cities in which the band played, represented the musicians and lyrics, with some even touching contemporary politics. But moreover, these posters illustrated some of Pearl Jam’s core artistic values: the desire to foster a climate of creativity, to act as a patron for the other artists, and to provide comment and critique on society and humanity.
As a partner in the Experience the City of Music program, PlayNetwork curated and programmed a collection of Pearl Jam songs to play throughout the event.
With over two years of experience working with the Sea-Tac airport and the City of Music program, PlayNetwork has been an integral part of the overhead music programming, as well as the artist-read public announcements throughout the airport. Additionally, feature videos within the terminal and baggage claim, live music performances, and a curated playlist from local artists (available on the airport’s free WiFi and the City of Music App) round out the Experience the City of Music campaign.
While at Sea-Tac, we encourage you to Tweet about the music you hear, using the hashtag #SEACityofMusic.