The MoPOP Building: The EMP Museum

For Sally D’s Mobile Photo Challenge: Challenger’s choice.

MoPOP’s futuristic Frank O. Gehry designed building is constructed of over 21,000 aluminum and stainless steel shingles and 280 steel ribs. If its 400 tons of structural steel were stretched into the lightest banjo string it would extend one-fourth of the way to Venus.

This post is a follow-up of the post I did last Monday (Black and White). These two photos may give a better picture of Gehry’s unusual architecture design of the museum. The unusual curves, forms, and size of the building, it was fun to wander, but challenging to decide what to capture. I think iPhone 6 did a good job. To see more, visit

Sally’s choice is Siberian iris. She describes eloquently, “Every flower has its own narrative and personality. But some flatter your attention with gusto, and dazzle with design, intensity, patterns, vibrancy… Their lure is undeniable; their style is majestic.” Take a look

Thank you for visiting. Have a great week! 🙂

42 thoughts on “The MoPOP Building: The EMP Museum

  1. Good morning, Amy!
    Great pictures, but I was also thinking – and smiling – about these abbreviations, like MoPOP. Dopn’t they sound funny?
    Have a wonderful day,


    • Good morning to you, Pit! The name does sound funny. 🙂 It’s a different, but fun museum. After visiting the Chihuly’s garden, I didn’t spend much time there, Maybe next time.
      Enjoy the week. Nice and cooler this morning. 🙂

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  2. Pingback: Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice (Portraits of a Siberian Iris) | Lens and Pens by Sally

  3. You have captured the beauty of the building in these photo with amazing clarity. I don’t know how many times I have passed by without noticing its beauty. I totally agree with Sally. Really aesthetic curves and waves. 🙂


  4. Good afternoon, Amy. Very interesting! Every time I passed Weisman Art Museum, I would stop and look at it 😉 But I never spent time finding out who designed it. Now I know. Thank you! (Love your photos, of course.)
    Have a wonderful day.


    • Hi Helen, I learned about his work when we visited Prague and saw the Dancing House. But, this one is massive. 🙂
      Thank you for your compliment and reading the link.

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  5. That is one of my favourite buildings. Your photos really capture the flowing design . It amazes that me that such rigid hard materials can appear so soft and malleable.


  6. I’d love to see what the entire building looks like and the inside as well. There’s a building on the campus of Case Western University in Cleveland that doesn’t have any corners! That might be a bit disconcerting. I really like the feel of your photos.



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