Online Exhibits

Celluloid Seattle

Seattle Theatres: Then and Now

As part of the Celluloid Seattle exhibit, photographer Jean Sherrard located sites of historic theaters throughout Seattle, using her camera to document what had--or hadn't--changed. Some of the theatres are still well-known and attended, like the Guild 45th, but many more have been put to other uses over the years. This online exhibit contains 21 paired images of theatres in their heyday with the location of the building as it appears today. We've also mapped the location of each, so you can see these transformations for yourself! 

Click here to view this online exhibit.


45thStreetTheatre ColiseumTheatre Paramount




Punctum / Poetry

Roberto-WSHS 4004-smallThroughout the 2011-2012 school year, MOHAI and Arts Corps collaborated to bring teaching artist Roberto Ascalon into classrooms in Seattle’s Cleveland and West Seattle High Schools, working with students to bring MOHAI’s photographic archives to life through the expressive power of spoken word and poetry. During each 10-week residency, students were engaged in an introduction to the basics and history of photography, writing-while-looking exercises, collecting personal histories, in-depth writing and editing of final pieces.

Click here to view pictures from the residency and hear poems written by the students.