Orlando Art Museum Celebrates Black History Month With Basquiat Collection

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The Orlando Museum of Art will host various Jean-Michel Basquiat events from February 11-13 to celebrate Black History Month.

On February 11, from 8 p.m. to midnight, they’re hosting Basquiat’s 1982 Heroes & Monsters Ball, an ’80s-themed party in New York City. The Motiv Crew will perform. Open bars complete with signature cocktails, live DJ, live art demos by Naderson St. Pierre, food by Maya Rosa BBQ and a 360 degree slow motion station are included with the purchase of a note.

The centerpiece of the celebration will be unveiled on February 12. The museum will present a private art collection of Jean-Michel Basquiat. This 26-piece collection was curated in 1982 when Basquiat was living in Los Angeles. The collection will be available from February 12 to June 30.

On February 13 there will be a free screening of the film Jean-Michel Basquiat: The radiant child. Directed by Tamra Davis, the documentary focuses on the late artist’s life and her story as a black artist in a predominantly white field.

Tickets and other information about Basquiat events are available at the Orlando Museum of Art’s website.

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