Fabulous Five graffiti photo. Image Credit - MoMA

MoMA Pays Homage To Hip-Hop, Role It Has Played For 50 Years Through Cultural, Artistic Expression With New Exhibit

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This week we’re paying homage to hip-hop and the role it plays, 50 years and counting, in cultural and artistic expression. Explore a personal selection of works from MoMA’s collection connected to the birthplace of hip-hop, the Bronx. And hear from Toby Mott—founder of the Grey Organisation, an artist collective established in the mid-1980s in East London—who collaborated with De La Soul on the unexpected cover design of their iconic album 3 Feet High and Rising.

Bring your headphones to our galleries and cue up MoMA Mixtape for playlists selected by an array of creative minds inspired by art on view. Then, head to MoMA PS1 for Warm Up, the iconic summer music series on Friday nights throughout August.

Feels Like Home: Looking at the birthplace of Hip-Hop. Image Credit - MoMA

Feels Like Home: Looking at the birthplace of Hip-Hop. Image Credit – MoMA

“Welcome to the Daisy Age”: Uncovering the Legacy of 3 Feet High and Rising. Album cover for De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising. Image Credit - Grey Organisation;1989;12 1/2 x 12 1/2" (31.8 x 31.8 cm);Lithograph;Committee on Architecture and Design Funds

“Welcome to the Daisy Age”: Uncovering
the Legacy of 3 Feet High and Rising. Album cover for De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising. Image Credit – Grey Organisation;1989;12 1/2 x 12 1/2″ (31.8 x 31.8 cm);Lithograph;Committee on Architecture and Design Funds

 


Learn more about the exhibit, plan your visit, and get tickets. 


*Events listed as being held at MoMA PS1 are always Pay-What-You-Wish.  Certain events, such as UNIQLO NYC Nights, are free for NYC residents and up to one guest.  These occur from 4-8pm on the last Friday of each month, and you can visit the galleries, likely including the exhibits listed above while you are there. Check with the museum before you go.

Banner Image: Fabulous Five graffiti photo. Image Credit – MoMA


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