Vicky Cornell and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) have announced that the new commemorative statue of the late Chris Cornell will now be unveiled on October 7. After the unveiling, there will be a screening of “Live From The Artist’s Den: Soundgarden,” which was filmed at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, inside MoPOP’s Sky Church. The decision to push things back was made to accommodate crowds, since so many people expressed a desire to attend.
The life-size bronze statue was sculpted by artist Nick Marras and it was commissioned and donated to MoPOP by Vicky Cornell. She had the following to say:
“As an artist, my husband was not only one of the greatest voices in rock history but also one of the greatest and most prolific poets of his time- his contribution to music birthed a movement that would leave an indelible mark on popular music forever. It only makes sense that I donate this statue to MoPop with their dedication to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture,” said Vicky Cornell. “Like my husband and his music, MoPop reaches multigenerational audiences, and this is the perfect place where people near and far can come together to not only support the museum and its programs, but also celebrate the legacy that my husband left behind, not only in Seattle but around the world.”
Jasen Emmons, artistic director of MoPOP added:
“MoPOP is honored to receive this gift from Vicky Cornell and pay tribute to one of the most powerful and important voices in popular music. MoPOP serves to celebrate the Seattle music scene and the luminaries who have emerged from the Northwest and Chris was a key figure who has made a lasting impact on generations worldwide.”
Members of the community are invited to attend the statue unveiling and can also RSVP to attend the screening. Here’s the details:
Sunday, October 7, 2018
5:30 p.m.: Public Statue Unveiling
Speakers will include representatives from Cornell family, MoPOP and special guests
6 p.m.: Members of SOUNDGARDEN host special screening of “Live From The Artist’s Den: Soundgarden” filmed at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California.
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
Statue unveiling will take place on the northwest corner of 5th Avenue N and Thomas Street
Screening will take place in MoPOP’s Sky Church
The event is free and open to the public.
RSVP is required to attend the screening: MoPOP.org/ChrisCornell
All ages. 21+ to drink.