Highlights from ‘Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses’

Some news that makes us wish that we lived closer to Seattle: Experience Music Project has just opened Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, a major exhibition of photos and 225 artifacts from the band’s short history that includes high school artwork by Kurt Cobain, old show flyers, and several smashed guitars. “We made a great effort to show these items in context,” EMI curator Jacob McMurray, who has been working on the show for the past two years, told the Seattle Times. “We didn’t want these things to exist as sterile items in a case.” Click through to check out a slideshow of highlights from the exhibit.

Kurt Cobain, A New American Gothic, 1984. Photo by Experience Music Project