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The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has been a New York City institution for over 150 years. Founded in 1861, BAM is the oldest performing arts center in the United States. Its performances and events cover a wide ride of the arts, including theater, dance, music, literature, film, and media. On our newest tour, discover the rich history of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on a special behind the scenes series of their archives with Untapped New York.

Tucked away inside a former Studebaker building that’s also home to the Untapped New York office, the BAM Hamm archives are opening their doors to our audience for a very special tour series. The BAM Hamm Archives tell the 150-year+ history of BAM, but they also tell a story of the people and communities that made BAM what it is today. The Archives and its staff provide a rich and unique resource for those interested in BAM artists, the history of performing arts in the U.S., and in Brooklyn’s social history.

On this visit inside the archives you will not only hear all about the history of BAM but also see artifacts dating back from its early days, hear how they are preserved, digitized and made available online. This tour will be led by Louie Fleck, BAM’s Archive manager. We’ll be hosting this tour once a month through March, starting on January 30th. Tickets available here (Get $5 off on nearly all our tours as an Untapped New York Insider).