Horton Curates MOHAI Exhibit

Written by Laura Paskin
February 4, 2013

Film Studies Professor Robert Horton has curated a special exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). "Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies" examines Seattle’s relationship to film.

"Our exhibit explores two stories," said Horton. "Seattle as a place imagined by movies, and Seattle as a place to go to the movies. The first story looks at Seattle on film from the silent era through the trendy 'Sleepless in Seattle' period up to the current boom in locally-produced films by homegrown filmmakers. For the second story, we bring to life the great movie palaces of the past and pay tribute to Seattle's key place as an arthouse town."
The interactive MOHAI exhibit includes mini-theatres, interactive games, and activity kiosks. The historical exhibit runs through September 8, 2013, in the museum’s Walker Gallery. MOHAI recently moved to the South Lake Union neighborhood.
Horton, who has been a film critic in Seattle for more than 25 years, is also the curator and host of the monthly Magic Lantern series at the Frye Art Museum, a contributor to Film Comment, and a Humanities Washington guest speaker. His book Frankenstein is being published by Columbia University Press.

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