The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art hosted an invite-only opening last night for a new exhibition entitled Art in the Streets. This collection of work is the first major U.S. museum exhibition of graffiti and street art, encompassing its evolutionary history from the 1970s into the global movement it has become today. Paying heed to key cities such as New York, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, Art in the Streets places a special emphasis on the progression of graffiti and street art in Los Angeles, paying particular attention to “cholo graffiti,” and Dogtown skateboard culture. The graffiti/street-art showcased in this exhibition is especially relevant to the skateboard/street-wear scene, as it highlights how closely intertwined both sub-cultures have been since their beginnings. The exhibition will be on display from April 17 through August 8, 2011, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, 90012.
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Check the photos below from opening night: