“The Culture” – A Hip Hop Celebration – Baltimore Museum of Art

“The Culture” – A Hip Hop Celebration – Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art kicked off its latest exhibition – “The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century” with a preview party that featured hip hop founders DJ Kool Herc and Coke La Rock, as well as Cindy Campbell and Lucky Bling. After viewing the exhibition, guests were treated to food and drink, music and performances in the museum’s Fox Court.

Pictured (LtoR) Nupur Parekh Flynn, BMA board member; DJ Kool Herc, Hip Hop founder; and Cindy Campbell, 1st Lady of Hip Hop
Pictured (LtoR) Exhibition co-curators: Gamynne Guillotte, BMA Chief Education Officer; and Asma Naeem, BMA Director
Pictured (LtoR) Dawn Best, AtYourBest event planner/cosmotologist; Dionne Alexander, cosmotologist/wig artist (whose clients include Lil Kim and Mary J. Blige); Mariea Alexander, Mama Ree’s owner/caterer; and Mechelle Evans, HR specialist
Pictured (LtoR) Dr. Amatun Naeem, Baltimore family doctor; and Omar Naeem, LW3 founder
Pictured (LtoR) Rhonda Overby, Camera Ready CEO; and Joe Haskins, The Harbor Bank of Maryland chairman
Pictured (LtoR) Kristen Davis, Liberty Mutual claims adjuster; and Carrie Lynn, baker
Pictured (LtoR) Meagan McLeod, Baltimore minister; and Tracey Beale, artist/event producer
Pictured (LtoR) Wil Coleman, designer; and Malcolm Ruff, Murphy, Falcon & Murphy attorney
Pictured (LtoR) Roland Selby, Thread managing director; and Pamela Johnson, Morgan State University strategic partnership & resource development officer
One of the party’s highlights? When Baltimore hip hop dancers Andre Payne and Talbolt Johnson demonstrated their talents.
Guy Flynn, husband of board member Nupur Parekh Flynn, took a break from his day job as chair of DLA Piper’s Maryland Real Estate Practice, to show off his DJ skills
BMA director Asma Naeem (middle) celebrates the occasion with a family photo

(April 2, 2023 – Baltimore Museum of Art)

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.