Experience the artist who inspired America’s hip-hop revolution at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Originally scheduled to open in April, Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation opened on Oct. 18 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston after COVID-19 forced the museum to close its doors for six months. The exhibit, which will run until May 16, 2021, celebrates the transformation of street art from what was once seen as a throwaway form of artistic expression into something that has a rightful place on gallery walls. On display are examples of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s paintings, draw- ings, videos, sculptures, and music. Works by Basquiat’s contemporaries, including Fab 5 Freddy, Keith Haring, Lady Pink, Rammellzee, A-One, ERO, and Toxic, are also on view.
The exhibition also includes the creation of a mural in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood painted
by MFA artists-in-residence Rob “Problak” Gibbs and Rob Stull. The piece is a tribute to Basquiat and his contemporaries. In order to limit the number of people in the museum, all tickets are timed and must be purchased online in advance.