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Art: Installation

Art in the Streets


Apr 17, 2011 – Aug 8, 2011

Mondays (11am–5pm)

Thursdays (11am–8pm)

Fridays (11am–5pm)

Saturdays–Sundays (11am–6pm)



The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (Venue Partner)

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Avenue





The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets, the first major US museum show to examine street art and graffiti in the context of contemporary art history, and by all accounts, a bit of a coming out party for new museum director Jeffery Deitch. The exhibition showcases installations by 50 artists, including Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, and JR, and reunites Steve Powers, Todd James, and Barry McGee for a new iteration of their legendary Street Market show. There's also a custom skate ramp in the museum designed by pro-skater Lance Mountain and artist Geoff McFetridge, with live demonstrations by the Nike SB skate team.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles says…

The first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art, this exhibition will trace the genre from the 1970s to the present, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. Art in the Streets will feature paintings, mice media sculptures, and interactive installations by 30 of the most dynamic artists to emerge from the street art scene, including Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (Sao Paulo), Risk (Los Angeles), and Swoon (New York).