Seattle Museum of Flight

Airports (and a museum) don't forget Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones’ drummer, Charlie Watts, died on Tuesday and numerous airports, which include Philadelphia International Airport and Dublin Airport – and Seattle’s Museum of Flight – went into their files to share photographs.

An opera approximately being caught on the airport filmed at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Like so many arts and cultural corporations, the Seattle Opera has gotten quite darn creative with finding ways to convey its productions to the human beings.

The newest production is a brilliant example of that and can be of interest to opera fans and avgeeks alike.

Courtesy Seattle Opera

For the 2020/2021 season, the Seattle Opera became planning to offer a overall performance of “Flight.” The three-act opera become written in 1998 by way of composer Jonathan Dove and librettist April De Angelis and has been finished around the sector.

Here’s the story of the opera:

An omniscient air site visitors controller watches over a departure lounge bustling with relentlessly joyful flight attendants, an excitable couple on excursion, a mysterious older girl, and a diplomat and his expectant wife, all of whom must spend the night to wait out a hurricane. At the coronary heart of the show is the Refugee, a man or woman stimulated through Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lived in Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris for nearly 18 years.”

The pandemic way that the Seattle Opera can’t carry out the show live. But in preference to pass at the opportunity to offer it, the Seattle Opera teamed up with Seattle’s Museum of Flight and filmed the opera there.

Brilliant, right?

The stay circulate of the Flight runs April 23-25. And tickets are just $35.

Below you’ll find a trailer for the opera and a pre-flight/pre-display communicate complete of tidbits on how the project got here to be.

There’s also a amusing interview with Museum of Flight curator Matthew Burchette sharing a number of his preferred aircraft inside the museum and speakme about the manage tower showcase, which performs a role in the opera.


Astronauts invade Seattle

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Peter Reiquam – Space Tourist

To have a good time its 50th anniversary, Seattle’s Museum of Flight has positioned 25 lifestyles-length, area-perfect astronaut statues around metropolis. Each statue began as a white fiberglass statue and changed into then converted by a neighborhood artist into something new.

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SpaceSquatch Explores the Pacific Northwest – with the aid of David Newman and Ruth Cielo

The museum is encouraging locals and traffic to locate astronauts around city, take selfies and publish them on Instagram (tag: #astronautsonthetown) for a danger to win a pair of tickets on Alaska Airlines, exact to any Alaska Airlines destination.

The statutes could be on the town thru mid-September, however an on line auction for all 25 astronauts runs throughout August – in case you want an arty-astronaut for your own home or office.

Here’s a link to a gallery offering images of all statues in the Astronauts round Town project.


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Area fifty one objects on the Museum of Flight – perhaps

Area 51 warning sign

Area fifty one Warning Sign –

Seattle’s Museum of Flight, which added us an showcase of Wonder Woman’s invisible aircraft just about this time remaining year, has cooked up any other special show off set to open on April 1.

Due to the heavily redacted press release, it’s hard to inform exactly what's going to be on display, however it seems that a few never-earlier than-visible gadgets relating to Area 51 just is probably on view.

Or no longer.

Museum of Flight Area 51

Style inside the aisle: exhibit of vintage flight attendant models

This must be a laugh:

At the end of January, Seattle’s Museum of Flight will open up the clothes closet once more for a fresh new show off of antique flight attendant uniforms and airline memorabilia.

Museum of Flight Style in the Aisle

‘Most of the uniforms on display within the show off are from the flowery 1960s and Nineteen Seventies. The collection consists of creations by way of Parisian fashion designer Jean Louis, Italian dressmaker Emilio Pucci, and Hollywood designer Oleg Cassini. Trans World Airlines, Western Airlines and Braniff International represent among the airways that flew the groovy apparel featured in the show off. Rare articles additionally encompass a 1936 United Air Lines uniform, and a 1945 Northwest Airlines ensemble accented with a mink stole.”

The Museum of Flight had a similar showcase again in 2008 that covered “stewardess” uniforms ranging from “nurse togs” from the 1930s to the fab fashions from the Nineteen Sixties and 1970s. So many flight attendants who visited that first showcase Donated memorabilia and uniforms they’d stored that the museum determined to expand and convey back the display.

Museum of Flight Style in the Aisle

Style in the Aisle could be at Seattle’s Museum of Flight (a brief bus or taxi-journey runs from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) from January 29 via May 30, 2011.

Check again soon for a slide-display proposing greater models from the showcase.

All pics courtesy the Museum of Flight