ARTCLUSIVE SERIES: BEATS PER MINUTE TOUR

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Beats per Minute: The 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop; Baltimore’s (untold) Contributions to the Culture
This powerful program, part of the University of Baltimore’s ARTclusive Series, demonstrates the influence Baltimore City has had on hip hop. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, hip hop has inspired countless artists, musicians, and writers to express themselves through this vibrant and dynamic art form.

Beats per Minute: the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop; Baltimore’s (untold) contributions to the Culture is curated and developed by Angela Koukoui, the Outreach Engagement Librarian for the University of Baltimore’s Robert L. Bogomolny Library (RLB).

The evening includes: music by DJ Rod Lee; artist talks and presentations on the history of local hip-hop and Bmore Club Music; an exclusive look at an excerpt of Born Busy, a documentary film on Tupac Shakur’s teenage years in Baltimore before his fame.

CINEMATIC SOUNDSCAPE INITIATIVE

The "Cinematic Soundscape Initiative" is a transformative film-based program engaging middle to high school students. Focused on music exploration, participants evolve from a film crew, mastering interview and filming techniques, to producers and content creators. The initiative unfolds in Baltimore, anchored in a vibrant arts district, aiming to bridge cultural divides and nurture a sense of community through intimate exposure to musicians. The workshops, occurring after school and on weekends, span three eight-week sessions, immersing students in filmmaking, music appreciation, and community connectivity. The tangible outcomes include media campaign videos showcased on various platforms, fostering a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

GALLERY INSTALLATION & ETIQUETTE WITH THE BALTIMORE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

The Gallery Installation & Etiquette Program is designed to educate participants on the intricacies of art gallery installations and proper etiquette when engaging with artistic exhibitions. Through hands-on experiences and informative sessions, attendees will gain insights into the art curation process, exhibition design, and the etiquette expected in gallery spaces. This program aims to enhance appreciation for art while fostering a respectful and enriching gallery experience.