Banksy's Stained Window

Today, we witnessed history being made. As the very first major U.S. museum exhibition of graffiti and street art, MOCA presented the media preview of Art in the Streets, an epic visual feast you must experience for yourself! Tracing the development of graffiti and street art from the '70s to where it is today, MOCA pulled out all the stops - educating us on the rich history, entertaining us with their "shows within a show" (live skateboarding, a re-creation of an urban street, etc) and inspiring us to find the artist within ourselves.

Of course, the highlight of it all is seeing the art we've featured over and over again on My Modern Met, up close and personal. Though the MOCA is filled will incredible art and photos around every corner, we couldn't help but spend a large portion of our time hanging out around original works by our favorites - Banksy and Brazilian duo Os Gemeos.
For almost four months, April 17 to August 8, 2011, Art in the Streets will be open to the public. Spend a good part of your day here to really take in all that this show has to offer. With so much to see, trust us when we say, our pictures do not do this show justice.

Cool Fact: Banksy's 23-foot high Stained Window piece (first image in this post) is a collaboration with the City of Angels public school in Los Angeles. Students were encouraged to write tags on panels erected in their schoolyard before Banksy adapted them.


Fab 5 Freddy saying a few words before the show

Shepard Fairey and Alexa Meade (Alexa was our guest at the show)


Huge ROA mural at entrance




Art in the Streets at MOCA

Photo credit: Alice Yoo (My Modern Met)

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  • excellent
  • I LOVE Street art, these are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing =)
  • Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great show.
  • very very coool!!! thank you for sharing!
  • Thank you!!! wonderfull
  • amazing
  • Looks awesome!
  • I love seeing new exhibitions and museums that I've never heard of. This work was really cool!
  • Love these works, I'd LIKE to see it in person! thanks 4 sharing ;)
  • This is extremely awesome! :) I can imagine how it must have felt to see them in person. I can't wait to go check it out during summer :) Thanks for sharing!
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