Cornell University

Opening Reception for Now Scream!: the Hip Hop Collection exhibition

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Kroch Library, Level 2B, Rare and Manuscript Collections
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Please join us for the opening reception for Cornell University Library’s new exhibition Now Scream! The exhibition celebrates the Hip Hop culture's 40th birthday and the collection's first major exhibition.

The event kicks off Ithaca’s community-wide “Hip Hop: Unbound from the Underground” celebration. Cornell University Library’s collection, the world’s largest archive on the birth and spread of Hip Hop culture, features rare and classic vinyl records, photographs, event flyers, live performance and interview recordings; research footage, original artwork, photography and film production notes from 1983’s “Wild Style,” the first feature film about Hip Hop culture; blackbooks and drawings by Golden Age graffiti writers; and never-before-seen footage from the earliest-known film of a Hip Hop performance. A gift from author and curator Johan Kugelberg, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection has grown to include more than 50,000 items since arriving at Cornell in 2007.

Visit Hip Hop: Unbound from the Underground to see all events taking place during the weekend.

The exhibition and associated events are funded by the generous support of the Stephen ’58, MBA ’59 and Evalyn Edwards ’60 Milman Exhibition Fund, Ronni Lacroute ’66, Johan Kugelberg, and Jon A. and Virginia Lindseth ’56.

The Samuel L. Hirshland Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click on "see more dates" at the top, for more information, or check the Library Web site for updates and Saturday hours at

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