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An extensive collection of Pearl Jam posters are now on display at Seatac Airport.

Pearl Jam poster display makes comeback in area where more people can enjoy

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Just in time for next month’s induction of Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Port of Seattle has plugged in its guitar amps, stocked up on flannel shirts and pulled back the curtain on one of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s most popular displays. In cooperation with Seattle’s MoPOP (formerly EMP Museum), “PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster” is back!

The display, which was inside security checkpoints, had to go into storage late last year to make room for a new airline dining location. Now, the display is back in a pre-security checkpoint location, just behind ticket counters in the middle of the airport.

“We all know the special vibe our region has and travelers love the Northwest sense of place they get when coming through Sea-Tac Airport,” said airport music program manager Tami Kuiken. “The new location lets travelers and non-ticketed airport guests enjoy this special art collection which highlights the connection between the band, artists and fans from around the world.”

The Pearl Jam exhibit is part of an extensive art collection of more than 65 pieces, murals, sculptures and more. The art program represents the global scale of the airport, emphasizing work from Europe, North America and Pacific Northwest Native American art influences.

Travelers can download the STQRY mobile app to get detailed descriptions of art pieces while roaming through the airport. From “Pop Can Quilts” to the popular “Flying Fish”, the app has it all!

If sounds are more your thing than sights, Sea-Tac is home to an award-winning live music program. While we’re still working on getting Pearl Jam themselves to do a pop-up concert sometime, travelers can enjoy some of the region’s best up and coming artists. Introduced in 2012, the Experience the City of music Program is a cooperative effort by the Port of Seattle, the Office of Film + Music, Seattle Music Commission and PlayNetwork.

The live music programming consists of three performances daily, ranging between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at various locations throughout the terminal. In 2016, Sea-Tac had 1,122 individual performances. Over the three years of performances, 73 different Northwest musicians have played over 7,500 hours of live music for travelers.

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