ART IN THE STREETS
Art in the Streets was the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition traced the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. The exhibition featured paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by fifty of the most dynamic artists and emphasized Los Angeles's role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to seminal local movements such as cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. A comprehensive timeline illustrated with artwork, photos, video, and ephemera provided a historical context for the work. In 2011, Art in the Streets was the most attended show in the museum's history, with over 200,000 plus people visiting the 40,000 square foot Geffen Contemporary space at MoCA Los Angeles.