Thursday, April 16, 2020
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
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Add to Calendar 2020-04-16 19:00:00 2020-04-16 20:30:00 Writing the Future: A Closer Look 04/16/2020 07:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

The post-graffiti moment in 1980s New York City marked the transition of street art from city walls and subway trains onto canvas and into the art world. At the forefront of this transformational, insurgent movement in contemporary American art was Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988). “Writing the Future” features his works in painting, sculpture, drawing, video, music, and fashion, alongside works by his contemporaries. Join curator Liz Munsell for an in-depth exploration of “Writing the Future,” the first major exhibition to contextualize Basquiat’s work in relation to his peers associated with hip-hop culture.

Liz Munsell, Lorraine and Alan Bressler Curator of Contemporary Art

Session 4 of 5 in Basquiat in Context course

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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