The coronavirus pandemic has forced every public attraction or gathering to be shut down. And due to the pandemic, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston has decided to postpone the physical opening of its highly-anticipated “Writing the Future: Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.” But don’t worry, you can still attend the exhibition right from your couch.

The exhibition was initially scheduled to take place from April 5 until August 2 this year. Instead, MFA Boston will be launching a virtual version of the exhibition in the coming weeks.

“’Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation’ tells the story of artists who overcame great barriers to bring the world entirely new forms of cultural expression,” said MFA Boston in a statement. “Now more than ever, it is an exhibition that is urgently needed—one that promises to bring our museums and communities of all ages and backgrounds together at a moment in which new modes of access to art, culture, and ideas will pave the way to our shared future.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Museum of Fine Arts Boston has decided to postpone the physical opening of its highly-anticipated “Writing the Future: Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.” The exhibition was initially scheduled to take place from April 5 until August 2 this year. Instead, MFA Boston will launch a virtual version of the sprawling presentation in the coming weeks.

“’Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation’ tells the story of artists who overcame great barriers to bring the world entirely new forms of cultural expression,” said MFA Boston in a statement. “Now more than ever, it is an exhibition that is urgently needed—one that promises to bring our museums and communities of all ages and backgrounds together at a moment in which new modes of access to art, culture, and ideas will pave the way to our shared future.”

 

 

The upcoming show will display extremely rare, unseen works by Jean-Michel Basquiat alongside other artists like Keith Haring, Futura, RAMMELLZEE and more. But the exhibit primarily offers an inside look into the creative genius of a young Basquiat before he was famous, socio-political issues that influenced his iconic works, and his relationship with fellow artists that helped define New York City’s downtown art and the hip-hop scene in the 1980s.

 

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