RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom
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 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.

Special Exhibition Admission
Advance tickets to the special exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom are available. Choose your date and desired hour of entry. We strongly recommend advance online ticket purchases for all visitors, including for Members, plus early arrival. There is an additional $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission.

OMCA Members enjoy free admission and minimal waiting during peak times. Check your Member e-newsletter for more information. Not a Member yet? Join today.

buy tickets

RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom is supported in part by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board and members of the Donor Forum.