Shake the Dust

Made You Look: Documenting the Art, History, Power, and Politics of Hip-Hop Culture

August 27–May 20, 2016

From its genesis as a response to the epidemics of gang violence, drugs, and a poor education system in 1970s New York, to its emergence as a global juggernaut, hip-hop is a uniquely American art form that has captivated the eyes and ears of the world.  Made You Look features powerful documentaries that examine hip-hop’s evolution from the streets of 1970s New York to the present day. Each film will be followed by a discussion led by series curator Martha Diaz.