50 Years of Hip Hop: Art, Music, Power

50 Years of Hip Hop: Art, Music, Power

50 Years of Hip Hop: Art, Music, Power
Saturday, February 17, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free with the cost of admission

Celebrate Black History Month with a journey through 50 years of the art, music, and power of hip hop. Join us for engaging activities suitable for all ages that honor the legacy of hip hop music and culture and highlight the hip hop influences in the Museum’s exhibition Amplified: Art, Music, Power.

Spark your creativity at our Creation Station, featuring music-themed button making, a photo booth, and a community collage inspired by artwork in Amplified. Listen to the hip hop beat and find your groove in a dance workshop led by teaching artist Rhonda Moore, in partnership with Musicopia. Join Zindzi Harley, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Zindzine, for Rap, Paper, Scissors: A Hip Hop Zine Workshop. Through collage, storytelling, and artistic expression, attendees will create personalized zines reflecting their connection to hip hop's evolution over the past five decades. Delve deep into the history of sampling with Writer/Podcast duo, John Morrison and Josh Leidy. This fun and informal conversation will explore the history of sampling and its role in the evolution of modern music. Morrison and Leidy will host a thought-provoking presentation complete with music and enlightening history.

“Hip Hop is a means for seeing, celebrating, experiencing, understanding, confronting, and commenting on life and the world around us... Hip hop is a musical genre that really taps into what people go through mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. It is protest music born from the ground roots.”
- James Terrell | Amplified: Art, Music, Power artist

11 am – 11:45 am
Hip Hop Dance Workshop with Rhonda Moore, in partnership with Musicopia

12 pm – 1:30 pm
Rap, Paper, Scissors: A Hip Hop Zine Workshop by Zindzine, with Zindzi Harley

2 pm – 3 pm
A History of Hip Hop Sampling with John Morrison and Josh Leidy