Community-focused entrepreneurs Jennifer Wong and Peter Hamilton are to open the Seattle NFT Museum on 14 January as a place to educate and connect what they say is the budding NFT community in the Pacific Northwest while introducing it to works and artists from around the world.
Featuring influential artists, coveted collections, and new mintings, their museum will display NFT digital art on large, high-resolution screens, designed to capture the imaginations of first-time viewers, collectors, enthusiasts, and the next generation of digital artists.
And with $2.5bn worth of NFT sales in the first half of 2021 the museum also wants to engage with the broader blockchain community as an outlet for artists, creators, IP owners and collectors.
First of its kind in Seattle
This will be the first of its kind in Seattle and joins a select crowd of self-titled physical NFT galleries around the world, the first of which was opened by Superchief in New York in March 2021.
Others have launched in Australia, Europe and the US and Wong said that viewing digital art in a physical space helps to ‘ground the NFT experience, unlocking our imaginations for what is to come’.
So, as entrepreneurs, the Seattle NFT Museum creators saw an opportunity to bring the digital art and NFT community together while providing exposure and education.
Serving the NFT community
“The imagination of NFT artists and creators is thrilling,” she said. “We wanted to create a space to serve the NFT community while helping put Seattle on the map as a hub for NFT and Blockchain innovation. We’re not experts, and we’re here to learn as much as anyone. That is why we are counting on the feedback and support of NFT enthusiasts to continue growing the vision.”
Seattle NFT Museum will provide more than 30, high fidelity digital screens from 85” to 32”, across portrait and landscape orientations with each installation linked to the meta data and artist story.
“The quality of these displays is the foundation of this immersive gallery,” said Wong. “We are committed to the performance and maintenance of every screen to ensure an elevated experience for each guest.”
But tickets are not cheap and the opening weekend, 14-15 January, will set the visitor back $125.
This reveal will feature guest artist, Blake Kathryn with an artist showcase featuring H+ Creative Collections and loand from Cryptopunks, Tyler Hobbs, Snowfro and a collection of Seattle artists including, Robbie Trevino, Charles Peterson and Neon Saltwater.
About the author – Adrian Murphy
Adrian is the Editor of MuseumNext and has 20 years’ experience as a journalist, half of which has been writing for the cultural sector.