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Hip-hop inspired makeup box with I Love NY Summer of Hip Hop logo in bottom corner

Exhibit Opening: Re-Play: 50 Years of Hip-Hop Fun

Celebrate the history of hip hop—born in New York City in the 1970s—and how it inspired joy, play, and fun while creating a new art form. The exhibit, opening August 11 on the museum’s second floor, explores the wide-ranging cultural influence of this musical style. View related artifacts from The Strong’s collections—such as the dual Technic turntables that DJs used to spin the genre’s first beats in the 1970s to rapping Mickey Mouse dolls and DJ Barbie Mini Boomboxes that brought hip hop’s influence to the mainstream and homes across America. Join us in the Riedman Gallery at 1 p.m. for Questions with the Curator, show off your own moves at a hip hop themed dance party at 12:30 p.m., and experience a performance by a hip hop dance troupe from Miracles Dance Center at 1:30 p.m. in the Adams Atrium.

The exhibit is in partnership with New York State and I LOVE NY as part of the Summer of Hip Hop program.


August 11, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Adams Atrium

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