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The Strong National Museum of Play Celebrating 50 years Of Hip-Hop (Aug 11th)

Written by on August 10, 2023

The Strong National Museum of Play is opening an exhibit celebrating 50 years 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 floor, explores the wide-ranging cultural influence of hip hop. Related artifacts from the museum’s collections will be on display—including the dual Technic turntables that DJs used to spin the genres first beats in the 1970s to DJ Barbie mini boomboxes. This also ties in with New York State’s Summer of Hip Hop.

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.

Source: Strong Museum Of Play

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