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Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewelry


Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewelry celebrates hip-hop’s cultural influence through stunning jewelry worn by some of its iconic stars. Highlights include Slick Rick’s glittering crown, the Notorious B.I.G.’s legendary gold ‘Jesus piece,’ the diamond-studded Roc-A-Fella medallion for the record label co-founded by Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj’s sparkling ‘Barbie’ pendant, and pieces from Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, and FERG, among others. Building on New York City’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop as a global phenomenon, Ice Cold highlights the evolution of jewelry in hip-hop over the past five decades, starting with oversized gold chains embraced by rap’s pioneers in the 1980s and moving through the 1990s, when emcees turned business moguls sported record label pendants sparkling with diamonds and platinum. Ice Cold is now open in the Meister Gallery in the Museum’s Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals. The exhibition included with General Admission tickets. Tri-state residents: the amount you pay for General Admission tickets is up to you. Ticket information can be found on our site. 

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