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Despite Criticism, the Jay-Z Exhibition at Brooklyn Public Library Gets an 'Encore'

The library announced earlier this month that the exhibition would be extended through Dec. 4 – Jay-Z’s birthday.

From Gothamist: 

When “The Book of HOV,” the new exhibit about Jay-Z’s journey from Bed-Stuy’s Marcy Houses to the global stage, debuted at the Brooklyn Public Library in July, thousands rushed to see it in the first week. Some critics, however, wondered why it existed at all. And, why, of all places, it was at the library?

The Brooklyn-based art magazine Hyperallergic called it “a shrine to a billionaire’s glamorous life,” noting that it “hypes the success of a man who does not suffer from a lack of hype.”

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