The Art of Hip Hop
Miami's Museum of Graffiti has created "The Art of Hip Hop" a permanent space showcasing the history of the music genre, hosting an event to launch and showcase the exhibition.
Miami’s Museum of Graffiti has created “The Art of Hip Hop” a permanent space showcasing the history of the music genre and hosted an event during Miami Art Week to launch and showcase the exhibition. Through a partnership with StockX, the world’s leading marketplace for current culture, the museum has curated an array of programming with an inaugural exhibition entitled “From the Bronx to the Beach,” showcasing a prominent mural from Hip Hop’s first NYCDJ, KoolHerc, to rare vintage ephemera of Miami’s own pioneer UncleLuke.
In addition to these items, the exhibition will feature a special focus on the unsung heroes of HipHop culture: the visual creators who have left an indelible mark on this movement. While rappers and DJs routinely absorb the limelight, “The Art of Hip Hop” places an emphasis on the photographers, album cover artists, graffiti writers, and logo designers who are responsible for creating the visual identity of Hip Hop as we know it. Museum of Graffiti co-founder and curator, Alan Ket, will collaborate with StockX to curate a collection of sneakers that further amplify the stories of the works featured in the exhibition.
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