The Smithsonian is set to welcome an exhibit of Hip Hop photographs in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

According to Smithsonian Mag, the institution is set to feature more than 400 photographs from the collection of Bill Adler, who has collected a variety of Hip Hop artifacts since the 1980s.

Among the photographs are an image of Jay Z with his mentor Jaz-O and Queen Latifah and a picture of Nas staring through a gate. There are multiple pictures of LL Cool J and Run-DMC.



Adler was the founding director of publicity at Def Jam and amassed the collection throughout his work in the industry. The images were housed at the Eyejammie Gallery in New York until 2008, when the venue was closed. Adler’s collection has since been housed in Cornell University’s archives.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is set to open September 24. Other artifacts to be housed there include a hat worn by the Tinman on Broadway’s production of The Wiz and a copy of The Negro Motorist Green-Booka guide published for African Americans to travel safely during the Jim Crow era.

Watch a promotional video for the National Museum of African American History and Culture below: