Street Art Stories:
Street Art Stories: BSA in Conversation with Swoon and DAZE
Wednesday, March 2, at 6:30 pm
at the Museum of the City of New York
Free for Museum members; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.
For more information, visit Street Art Stories
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.
Since graffiti emerged as a powerful form of self-expression on New York City streets in the 1970s, the city has grown into the epicenter of the contemporary street art movement. Ephemeral, often anonymous, and characterized by countless styles and techniques, street art appeals directly to passersby in often unexpected places, and on digital devices globally.
Join the Museum of the City of New York, Swoon, DAZE, and Brooklyn Street Art for a conversation about the influence of the city in the storytelling of street artists and graffiti artists and how that influence is reflected in the work as it moves into galleries and museums. This program is inspired by and delves into the themes of our exhibition Chris “DAZE” Ellis: The City is My Muse.
Steven Harrington, Editor-in-Chief, and Jaime Rojo, Editor of Photography, founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com, which has been documenting street art around the world for nearly a decade.
DAZE, a major graffiti and street artist in New York since the late 1970s, whose work is currently on view at the Museum.
Swoon, one of the Brooklyn’s most celebrated street artists, exhibits her work at museums around the world, including her 2014 exhibition, Submerged Motherlands, at the Brooklyn Museum.
About the Museum of the City of New York
Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.