The Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) will receive $3,750,000 from Empire State Development to build a state-of-the-art cultural arts institution and the first museum in the world dedicated to the preservation and celebration of hip hop history and culture. Community programming and an in-house museum job-training program will be central components of the project. The UHHM will attract worldwide visitors, and further development on the underutilized Bronx/Harlem River waterfront.
“By bringing together local leaders and stakeholders who are invested in their communities we have replaced the ‘one size fits all’ approach to economic development with one that is unique to each community, creating opportunities for success all across the Empire State” Governor Cuomo said.
The UHHM was established March 12, 2012 by Kurtis Blow and is the only museum solely dedicated to the documentation, analysis, preservation and celebration of Hip Hop History and Culture in the world.
The permanent UHHM is set to open in 2023 at the newly developed Bronx Point.