Museum of Graffiti Co-Founders are Alan Ket and Allison Freidin. Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s in large cities all over the United States, children invented a new art form that started with writing their names on walls in their neighborhoods. Local governments launched cleaning campaigns and mandated that young writers be arrested for their vandalism, but the movement could not be stopped. Unrelenting young people forged ahead at a feverish pace with creative innovations and inspired generations of new practitioners. In no time, the wall writings quickly developed to become more elaborate and decorative. Taking on unique and distinguishable signifiers like arrows, crowns, and other innovations through design and color, this became the blueprint for tags, throw-ups, masterpieces, and the elaborate works seen today. Fifty years later, the Museum of Graffiti was formed to preserve graffiti’s history and celebrate its emergence in design, fashion, advertising, and galleries. The Museum experience includes an indoor exhibition space, eleven exterior murals, a fine art gallery, and a world-class gift shop stocked with limited-edition merchandise and exclusive items from the world’s most talented graffiti artists.
First Look: Saturday, October 17, 11 am
Artist will be greeting collectors, signing copies of his book, and releasing his new print at 1:31 pm
October 17 – November 14, 2020:
Gustavo Oviedo. Symbiosis
Curated by Museum of Graffiti Co-Founders Alan Ket and Allison Freidin
Symbiosis includes large paintings of loose sea-like forms, mixed media collages, and visual representations of otherworldliness devoid of human language or graffiti letters. His palette is as colorful as the brightest coral reefs dipped in fluorescent pigments. His ocean discoveries of shipwrecks, corals, and found pieces of pollution give power to his creative output and to a body of work that is rooted in marine life and the impact of the streets of Miami he once painted.
The Museum will offer a 360-degree virtual online gallery of the exhibition via their website www.museumofgraffiti.com
The Fabric of America: Artists in Protest.
In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the exhibition features the work of over 30 South Florida graffiti artists and illustrators who were invited to create protest-themed original art on denim jackets. Each jacket displays an important message while you wear it, without having to say a word.
Museum of Graffiti299 NW 25th Street
Miami, FL 33127
P: 786 580 4678
Mon – Fri: 11 am – 6 pm a
Sat – Sun: 11 am – 7 pm
General Admission: $16;
Children 13 and under are free
To purchase tickets visit us: museumofgraffiti.com