Grand Opening of Museum Of Graffiti's New Flagship Location
Grand Opening Miami Wynwood Arts District

Grand Opening of Museum Of Graffiti’s New Flagship Location

Grand Opening of Museum Of Graffiti's New Flagship LocationThursday, March 3, 6pm-9pm – The Museum of Graffiti, 276 NW 26th Street, Miami Wynwood Arts District

The Museum of Graffiti is expanding its footprint and moving to 276 NW 26th Street in Miami’s hottest neighborhood and arts district, Wynwood. Located immediately next door to the entrance of Wynwood Walls, the Museum will open its new and expanded location in March 2022 with a new semi-permanent exhibition entitled The Wide World of Graffiti that also features a rotating gallery space that will be updated on a quarterly basis.

The Museum of Graffiti launched in 2019 with enormous success, earning major accolades as the first institution of its kind in the entire world. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Museum rapidly outgrew its original space and developed the urgent need to expand to showcase its growing collection and welcome more visitors to experience the power of graffiti art. The new space will nearly double the Museum’s capacity and allow the educational and outreach initiatives, cultural programming, and community events to grow.

The Museum of Graffiti will re-open with new features such as spotlights on graffiti superstars from different eras and locations throughout the past 50 years and experiential moments where visitors can immerse themselves within installations that recreate certain well-known environments from graffiti history. For example, visitors will have the opportunity to feel as though they are inside the Queens-based Shirt Kings store at the Coliseum Mall that became iconic in the hip-hop scene of the early 1990s. Rich text will explain how graffiti artists used their talents in ways that went on to have an enormous impact on mass produced apparel that formed the foundation of streetwear as we know it today.

In line with the Museum’s original programming, a portion of the new space will be dedicated rotating exhibitions that will change on a quarterly basis. The opening show, entitled Estillo Boricua (Puerto Rican Style), will highlight the work of Puerto Rican graffiti artists including Sen2, Ske, DonRimx, Manuel Acevedo and Part One. An objective of the show is to bring Puerto Rican artwork back to Wynwood which was long referred to as Little San Juan or El Barrio because of the many Puerto Ricans who immigrated to the neighborhood from the island and northeastern cities since the 1950s. Wynwood was home to a great abundance of Puerto Rican-owned restaurants, shops, markets, and other businesses until the mid 2000s when the neighborhood was inundated with outside investment and rapid development.

The new Museum of Graffiti building will also include a private gallery space, available by appointment only, for collectors looking to take home an original piece of work by artists of the genre from yesterday and today. The Museum wants to provide graffiti artists with a platform to sell their works, as many artists were marginalized and excluded from mainstream galleries and blue-chip art shows in the past.

General Admission tickets are $16; Children 13 and under are free. Tickets are available online and include access to all museum exhibitions. The Museum of Graffiti is open from 11 AM – 6 PM weekdays and 11AM– 7PM on weekends. @museumofgraffiti

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