If the evolution of graffiti and its shift of context from street art to museum interests you, you will not want to miss this lecture! Roger Gastman, the author of “Art on the Streets,” Jen Mergel, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, and Caleb Neelon, artist and author of “The History of American Graffiti,” and Risk, street artist, will be speaking at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on September 25th at 2pm. Tickets are $15 for members and $18 for non-members and are through MFA ticketing. Details from the MFA event page:
Explore graffiti’s dynamic history, from its underground origins to its mainstream emergence. Artist Risk discusses his work and the evolution of graffiti as an art form in Los Angeles and worldwide. Caleb Neelon and Roger Gasman discuss their new book The History of American Graffiti , examining graffiti’s place in the realm of contemporary art. As its context shifts from street to museum, Jen Mergel asks speakers about shifting perceptions of graffiti, from unpopular to popular, illegal to celebrated, over the past 40 years.
Book signing with Neelon and Gastman follows.
Be sure to catch a screening of the film Wild Style (1983) as part of our Evolution of Graffiti day.
Online: using the link in the red box
By phone: call the MFA Ticket line at 1-800-440-6975
In person: at any MFA ticketing desk
Ticketing desk hours: Mon, Tue, Sat, and Sun, 10 am–4:15 pm; and Wed–Fri, 10 am–9:15 pm