Museum of Graffiti awarded grant as part of $1M gifted to FIU by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help preserve oral history of local communities
We are happy to announce the Museum of Graffiti has been chosen as one of the organizations to receive a grant from Florida International University’s Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $1M to FIU for a project to collect and preserve the stories of South Floridians. The project titled, Community Data Curation: Preserving, Creating, and Narrating Everyday Stories, entails community partnerships with eight South Florida archives, nonprofits, community centers, and museums in order to help digitize and preserve community stories. Student interns selected by the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab and FIU libraries will record oral histories
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The Museum of Graffiti is proud to present Biscayne World, an exhibition by Miami icon Ahol Sniffs Glue (David Anasagasti), known for his sleepy eyes that he has painted all over the streets of Miami for several decades. The new work is a love letter to Miami and its cast of characters, culled from three years of riding the bus up and down Biscayne Boulevard. “From rich people to poor people and all the characters in between, Biscayne Boulevard is a petri dish with the perfect cross section of this awesome city. In the same Biscayne that’s typically underappreciated and taken for
In anticipation of the upcoming Presidential election, New York City-based graffiti artist EWOK ONE travelled to Miami to install a brand new, politically charged mural on the south elevation the Museum of Graffiti building in Wynwood in Miami, Florida. The sprawling mural, entitled "Game Over," features Donald Trump reimagined as Pac Man, the main character from the classic video arcade game. The blue ghosts from the game, that typically antagonize Pac Man, appear in EWOK ONE's wall in the form of the USPS Postal boxes found on city streets across America. "I have a responsibility to use my art to
In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, artist and muralist Cale K2S has completed a massive mural featuring the lively, late Celia Cruz. The mural features Cruz in her element, adorned with a studded headdress, blue feathers, and other symbols of Cuban culture. Located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida, the mural was produced by the Museum of Graffiti in conjunction with Spotify’s “Lo Nuestro Es Arte” campaign. According to Spotify, "Lo Nuestro es Arte aims to celebrate the past, present, and future of the Latinx community, raise awareness of its biculturalism, and recognize its ongoing strength