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Unveiling of "sampling" Collaborative Mural Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop

Exhibition Opening

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

The Greene Space, Charlton Street, New York, NY, USA

Celebrate the unveiling of sampling, is a series of murals created by teens from City-As-School, in partnership with Children’s Museum of the Arts. The works draw from imagery from the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, echoing the musical tradition of sampling through the visual tradition of collage.

Meet the teen artists and enjoy light refreshments during a public reception on Wednesday, July 12 from 5:30–6:30 PM at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in SoHo.

About sampling

Utilizing imagery from the New York Public Library Picture Collection, sampling is a collaborative series of murals exploring visual and musical sampling — a tradition shared by both Hip-Hop music and the visual artform of collage. Like sampling a track in a song, students of City-As-School took pre-existing media and transformed it into their own collective artwork. The artists incorporated self-portraits alongside cut-out photos of the early pioneers of Hip-Hop like Notorious BIG, RUN DMC, Slick Rick, and TLC.

sampling will be exhibited in the windows of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR headquarters from July through August 2023.


Idries Alexander

Kenneth Burney

Julez Correa

Jahquan Douglas

Domenico Fabbri

Isaiah Hamilton

Jackson Hynds-Ryerson

Justin Knolle

Eric Ortiz

Robert Summers


Tommy Coleman

Maria Krajewski

ingrid romero

Hudson Square Properties
New York Public Radio
The New York Public Library
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

Printing and installation of sampling have been generously funded by lead sponsor Hudson Square Properties.

Programs at Children's Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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