The Universal Hip Hop Museum recently opened the [R]Evolution of Hip Hop Exhibit at the Bronx Terminal Market. The interactive exhibit focuses on the years 1986 through 1990, considered the golden era of the genre. President, Rocky Bucano, who founded the nonprofit museum with artists including Kurtis Blow, Ice T, LL Cool J, and Nas, can discuss the museum’s mission—teaching, engaging and inspiring audiences around the world through the creativity and power of Hip Hop Culture. The UHHM carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, events and artifacts that shaped the five elements of Hip Hop — through digital collections, virtual exhibits, interviews, pop-up experiences, award shows, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities, bringing new understanding, fresh interpretation, and scholarship to the world’s most popular culture of our time.
The Bronx Terminal is the UHHM’s temporary location. The museum’s permanent home will be the anchor of Bronx Point, a 530,000 square foot mixed-use project that will initially bring 542 permanents, rent- and income-restricted, affordable housing units to the South Bronx in 2024.
For more information, visit uhhm.org.