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Art in the Streets Members Opening
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Saturday, 04.16.11, 7 - 10 PM

MOCA members are invited to join us for the opening of Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum survey of the history of graffiti and street art presented in the United States. Enjoy performances by the stars of the classic hip-hop film Wild Style-Busy Bee and the Cold Crush Brothers with Grandmaster Caz-and the award-winning B-Boy crew from Los Angeles, Killafornia. Cash bar. Become a member now!

INFO: 213/621-1794 or

04.17.11 +  08.08.11

Art in the Streets is the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. The exhibition will feature paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists and will emphasize Los Angeles's role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to seminal local movements such as cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. A comprehensive timeline illustrated with artwork, photos, video, and ephemera will provide a historical context for the work.