Unveiling of “Sampling” Collaborative Mural Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop

July 12, 2023 - 5:30–6:30 PM

Celebrate the unveiling of sampling, 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.

Participants are invited to attend directly following the reception.


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.

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