SMoA on the Bowery Boogie
“Street Museum of Art Doles Stickers on the Bowery”
The nondescript black magazine box at the corner of Bowery and Prince is not delivering dailies for consumption. Nor is it a depository for trash (yet). Rather, it’s dispensing stickers for the Street Museum of Art, an unauthorized public project that challenges current methods of exhibiting street art. As their mission states, “the city streets have become gallery walls for this urban museum” with free admission and limitless hours.
Downtowners are urged to fill out the labels with personal descriptions and paste near graffiti. Everything is an exhibit…
SMoA on PSFK
“Visit a Museum without Leaving the Street”
Think you aren’t a ‘museum’ person? This new museum in Brooklyn, New York turns the notion of a pristine gallery setting on its head. Instead of using blank white walls to display works of art, the streets become the canvas in the Street Museum of Art. The new museum embraces street graffiti and other public art, turning the works into a living, ever-rotating collection…
SMoA on Cool Huntings
“The New Venue Spreads Out Across Brooklyn”
With its inaugural public arts project, “In Plain Sight,” the The Street Museum of Art (SMoA) is challenging the notion of sequestering street art to a museum by bringing the museum out to the streets. Featuring work from artists like Sweet Toot, Paul Richard, and Elle, the streets of Williamsburg are currently lined with a variety of accessible pieces. To make things a bit more interesting, the museum is calling on New Yorkers to participate in the project by collecting self-adhesive labels (available on SMoA’s website) and share a personal description about one of the found artworks. Photographs documenting the growth of the exhibit will be added to the museum’s permanent collection.