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.
Here’s the guests:
- Steven Harrington, Editor-in-Chief, and Jaime Rojo, Editor of Photography, founders ofBrooklynStreetArt.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
Free for Museum members; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.
For more information, visit Street Art Stories
Wednesday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, New York, www.mcny.org,