The Universal Hip Hop Museum Receives $3.5 Million Grant From New York State
There’s a hip-hop museum heading to the Bronx! According to the New York Post, New York state has awarded a $3.5 million capital grant to assist in building the first museum dedicated to the culture and music of hip-hop.
The Universal Hip Hop Museum, at a cost of $80 million, should be completed in 2023. The museum already has secured corporate backing from Microsoft and currently operates in a temporary space at 610 Exterior St. at the Bronx Terminal Market. The Universal Hip Hop Museum recently announced their collaboration with the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality and Microsoft for the launch of the “[R]Evolution of Hip Hop Breakbeat Narratives,” an interactive experience that has been at The Bronx Terminal Market since Dec. 6 and is free during the duration of the exhibit.