Pop culture is global, national, and regional. Our favorite pop culture museum is MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture) in Seattle, Washington. It started as the Experience Music Project then it grew a second half that featured a Sci-Fi museum. It merged into the MoPOP Museum. You take the monorail from downtown Seattle to visit this experience.
Oklahoma has now launched a pop museum project called OKPOP. The Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, which will be located in the Tulsa Arts District, will be a museum dedicated to the creative spirit of Oklahoma’s people and the influence of those artists on popular culture around the world. Stories featured in the museum will include movies, radio, television, illustration, literature, theater, Wild West Shows and Route 66— all connected to a sense of time and place through the language of music.
OKPOP is dedicated to telling the story of the creativity of Oklahoma’s people and their influence on the popular culture around the world. The OKPOP staff is actively collecting artifacts, photographs, archival materials, film, video and audio recordings that represent Oklahoma’s creative
Some of the famous Oklahomans OKPOP will feature include Will Rogers, Bob Wills, Joan Crawford, Gene Autry, Leon Russell, Reba McEntire, S. E. Hinton, Garth Brooks, Wes Studi, Alfre Woodard, James Marsden, Carrie Underwood and Kristin Chenoweth, among countless others.
OKPOP is anticipated to open in 2020.