Wednesday, April 15–Wednesday, May 13, 2020
1:30 pm–3:00 pm
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)

Occurs on Wednesdays, except May 6

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Add to Calendar 2020-04-15 13:30:00 2020-04-15 15:00:00 “Writing the Future” with the Curator 04/15/2020 1:30 PM Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Focus on “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation” with the exhibition’s curator. 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. Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) became the galvanizing frontrunner of this transformational movement in contemporary American art, resulting in an unprecedented fusion of creative energies that defied racial divisions. “Writing the Future” features his works in painting, sculpture, drawing, video, music, and fashion, alongside works by his contemporaries. Throughout the 1980s, these artists fueled new directions in fine art, design, and music, driving the now global popularity of hip-hop culture.

Elizabeth Munsell, Lorraine and Alan Bressler Curator of Contemporary Art

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Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the first session; individual sessions are not available.

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