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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Block Party: 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop


Craft Museum Music Painting Performance Visual arts
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Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West

Hamilton, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and is a relaxed performance.


2023 marks 50 years since the birth of Hip Hop! Join the AGH in learning about, and celebrating, this resilient and multi-faceted music genre with an all-day party featuring breakdancing demos, DJ sets, live mural painting, and an artisan market featuring BIPOC-owned Hamilton businesses.



Art Gallery of Hamilton

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest art museum in the region with a permanent collection that is recognized as one of the finest in Canada. Embracing Canadian historical, international, and contemporary art, the collection consists of more than 10,000 works. You can see superb pieces by Alex Colville, Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, James Tissot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Gustave Doré, Norval Morrisseau, Keith Haring, Edward Burtynsky, and Kim Adams, to name a few. Whether you’re looking for a specific artist or spending time in one of our galleries, you’re sure to find works that inspire, intrigue, challenge, and engage you.

The AGH is renowned for presenting outstanding exhibitions and complementary programming for visitors of all ages. There is so much to see and experience. In addition to AGH Tours and AGH Talks, the Gallery offers studios for adults and kids, family activities, school programs, festival programming, performances, and more.