March 24–August 12, 2018
Hip-Hop is one of the widest reaching cultural and social movements of the last 50 years. Discover the under-recognized story of how Hip-Hop changed the world, starting from its roots on the streets before rap, DJing, graffiti, breakin’ (breakdancing), and street fashion launched into the mainstream popular culture. Through photography, video, art, music, dance, fashion, and interactive gallery features, explore how Hip-Hop provides a platform for creative self-expression, activism, positive social change, youth development, entrepreneurialism, and education. Created in collaboration with and participation from numerous members of the Hip-Hop community, RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom tells a fresh story of the evolution of this global phenomenon and includes a spotlight on Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area’s influence on Hip-Hop culture.
Experiment, practice, and perform in the Hip-Hop Dojo inside the RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom exhibition space, check out our Dojo program series, and view the Events calendar for more upcoming public programs and workshops.