Join us for free tours of our exciting upcoming exhibitions led by historians, curators, and educators. All open houses take place from 5:00 to 6:30 pm on the day indicated. Reservations are required.

Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hip-hop culture, incorporating such elements as DJing, rapping, and breaking (dancing), was born on the streets of New York City in the 1970s and grew to have a global impact on music, dance, and fashion. Join Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, as he takes us through Hip-Hop Revolution, more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers — Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper. The work of these photographers — featuring early figures Afrika Bambaata, Kool Herc, and Cold Crush Brothers, breakers (or b-boys) like Rock Steady Crew, and breakout acts such as Run DMC and the Beastie Boys — form a broad survey of a movement that is indelibly linked to New York City and still has a resounding influence today.


Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Join curator and folk music historian Dr. Stephen Petrus for a tour of this exhibition that will transport you to the New York City neighborhoods, such as Greenwich Village, where folk music of the 1960s blossomed.