One of the most iconic stage props ever, George Clinton's Mothership. It will be on display in the permanent music exhibition "Musical Crossroads" at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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- "The Mothership" is the centerpiece stage prop used by Clinton and his multiple bands during their live concert performances. This object is a near-exact replica of the slightly larger Mothership that was used exclusively at the closing moments of concerts during the height of the band's popularity from 1976-1981. This replica prop was built from metal, plastic, and glass in the mid 1990s and used on the "Mothership Reconnection Tour".
- Data Source
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Designed by
- George Clinton, American, born 1941
- Peter Larkin, American, born 1926
- Jules Fisher, American, born 1937
- Used by
- Parliament-Funkadelic, American, founded 1955
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Love to the planet
- metal, plastic, glass
- Overall with Weight: 120 × 250 × 113 in., 1500 lb. (304.8 × 635 × 287 cm, 680.4 kg)
- Ladder (in storage) 241 lbs.
- props (object genres)