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Museum of Culture and Environment

The Museum of Culture and Environment approaches our diverse and changing world with an interdisciplinary perspective, examining human life, culture, and our interaction with the environment. The Museum is located in Dean Hall on the Central Washington University campus.

Current Exhibitions:

Re-writing the Streets: The International Language of Stickers

Paper Bullets: 100 Years of Political Stickers

Pulling Back the Curtain: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Window on Central: Our Changing Pacific Northwest

Detail of "Hello" Stickers

Detail of "Hello" stickers from Re-writing the Streets: The International Language of Stickers


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March 1, 2018: Humanities Washington and the MCE feature Daudi Abe, “Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture, and the History of Hip Hop in the Northwest”

Time 5:30 PM

Description: From its beginnings in 1979, to Sir Mix-a-lot’s “Posse on Broadway,” to Macklemore, Northwest hip hop has been informed by local history as well as the diversity that defined the scene. Discover the history behind not only the Northwest’s Grammy-winning rappers, but its world champion break dance crew, its internationally read hip-hop magazine, the producers who collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, its world-renowned clothing designers, and the grassroots organizations dedicated to community service and education. Led by author and professor Daudi Abe, discover how Northwest hip hop is a living document of our region’s social and political movements, styles, energies, and ideologies, and how it embodies a unique sense of community.

March 2 and 3.  5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Escape! At the Museum!

March 4.   3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Do you want to test your problem-solving skills in real life? Come to the MCE and see if you can solve the mystery by using clues and tools to escape from a MONSTER in Dean Hall!

What is an escape room? An escape room is a room where players have to solve puzzles to find the clues and tools to escape the room, usually in a limited amount of time. Escape! at the Museum is based on an escape room, but instead of just one room, players will have to escape from the first floor of Dean Hall.

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