Loading Events

Gardens & Galleries: Hip Hop at 50

PURCHASE TICKETs This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, so to celebrate it, Hill-Stead Museum and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture are joining hands to bring you Gardens and Galleries: Hip Hop at 50. This event will be a one-of-a-kind Hip Hop Festival in two installments, the first at the gardens of Hill-Stead on Sunday, September 10 and the second in the galleries of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on Thursday, November 2. Drawn from…

when

September 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

about

PURCHASE TICKETs
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, so to celebrate it, Hill-Stead Museum and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture are joining hands to bring you Gardens and Galleries: Hip Hop at 50. This event will be a one-of-a-kind Hip Hop Festival in two installments, the first at the gardens of Hill-Stead on Sunday, September 10 and the second in the galleries of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on Thursday, November 2.
Drawn from the nine discrete elements of Hip Hop (dancing, rapping, street art, etc.), the programs for each venue will complement one another, so the visitor can attend one or both and enjoy a unique subset of the nine elements at each.
Khaiim the RapOet, will be the lead performer at both events. Khaiim, currently serving his second year as the inaugural Troubadour of Hartford, has performed internationally with everyone from Pulitzer Prize poets like Alice Walker to Grammy-winning MCs like Common. He is the first American Hip Hop troubadour, and his positive use of rap music has been recognized by Obama’s White House, the New York Times, NPR, and others.
Besides the popular idea that Hip Hop is simply an entertaining form of dance and rap music, scholars and practitioners have documented that Hip Hop is a nonviolent, creative response to oppression. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, humanity only sees justice in practices that resist oppression… without becoming the very thing they are fighting against. Hip Hop emerged organically as a way to assume individual and community power without the permission, endorsement, or resources of the powers that be. This is why we can now celebrate the 50th birthday of this resilient and empowering culture, which has transcended generational, locational, racial, and class divides, in pursuit of Peace, Love, Unity, and while Safely havin’ fun! After 50 Years of winning over the hearts and minds of the world, we attest that Hip Hop is welcome everywhere. Thank you for your generous support of Hip Hop artists (DJs, MCs, B-Boys & B-Girls, Graffiti Writers, Beatboxers, and more) who treasure our Gardens and Galleries!
Schedule
4 pm – 8 pm
Tickets
Adults (non-members) | $25 per person
Adults (members) | $20 per person
Children (12 & under) | $10 per person
Seating is limited and we strongly advise attendees to purchase tickets in advance. Any available tickets sold at the gate will be by credit card only. 

join us:

School’s Out! MATT Makerspace

Full week, April 15–19 MATT Makerspace 9:30 AM–3:30 PM Early Drop-off: 8–9:30AM | Late Pick-up: 3:30–5 PM Drop off your child daily for this day long experience. Children will be immersed in the Museum’s galleries while learning about history and developing their art skills with unique materials and techniques. This program does sell-out and pre-registration is REQUIRED. For more information contact Jason Foberg: (203) 753-0381 x114 or jason@mattmuseum.org Cost: $210 Waterbury Public School students may use code SPRING24 for discount…

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

Junior WILD! Keepers: Spring Session 1

Ages 11 – 13 Heckscher WILD! Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. The Junior WILD! Keepers program gives participants hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals. After completing the class, participants will then choose a day for more in-depth training with our animal care staff. Upon successful completion of both the class and training, participants will then be eligible to volunteer with the…

Heckscher WILD!, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

Storytime: The Color Tree

Price: Included with admission  Join us for a reading of our story of the month which relates to the Kid’s Art Workshop that follows each story time. This month, The Color Tree by Denise Bennett Minnerly. The Color Tree is a magical fantasy for young readers, in which lessons of color and color mixing are being taught. A little boy coming upon a colorless landscape realizes the world needs color and begins throwing magical apples at everything in sight. With…

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

follow us: