Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
October 7, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Traveling to the IMA galleries from the Museum of the City of New York, City as Canvas featured more than 100 works from the Martin Wong Collection and chronicled the origins of graffiti and its evolution from a creative outlet—viewed by many at the time as a public nuisance—to an accepted form of art. The exhibition featured a range of materials including drawings, works on canvas as well as city ephemera, and photographs of graffiti writing that have long since been erased, this exhibition included a variety of seminal works by pioneering graffiti artists such as Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000. The exhibit also featured many activity and immersive spaces for guests to more fully engage with the artwork and learn more about New York City during the time period.