As the very first major U.S. museum exhibition of graffiti and street art, MOCA presented the media preview of Art in the Streets, an epic visual feast you must experience for yourself! Tracing the development of graffiti and street art from the ’70s to where it is today, MOCA pulled out all the stops – educating us on the rich history, entertaining us with their “shows within a show” (live skateboarding, a re-creation of an urban street, etc) and inspiring us to find the artist within ourselves.
For almost four months, April 17 to August 8, 2011, Art in the Streets will be open to the public. Spend a good part of your day here to really take in all that this show has to offer. With so much to see, trust us when we say, our pictures do not do this show justice Via My Modern Met.
Cool Fact: Banksy’s 23-foot high Stained Window piece (first image in this post) is a collaboration with the City of Angels public school in Los Angeles. Students were encouraged to write tags on panels erected in their schoolyard before Banksy adapted them.