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<p>Randy Pressman: King Holiday</p>

King Holiday. Photo by Randy Pressman

Art Off the Wall: “Decoding Basquiat”

Thursday, May 21, 2015

6:30–9:30 pm

Throughout the Museum,

Join us for an evening of music and poetry in celebration of the exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks.



6:30–9:30 p.m. Drop-In Art-Making Workshop

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Participate in a workshop hosted by The Sketchbook Project and contribute to a collaborative sketchbook inspired by the exhibition. Check out The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library and view thousands of digitized notebooks.



6:30 p.m.
Curator Tour

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

Exhibition co-curator Tricia Laughlin Bloom shares her insights into the creation of Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks.



7–8 p.m. Poetry Reading

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

In honor of Basquiat’s rich use of language, poets Erica Doyle, Harmony Holiday, John Keene, and Christopher Stackhouse present readings from recent work.



8–9:15 p.m. Performance

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Interdisciplinary artist Leslie Kujo DuMouchel presents performances inspired by Basquiat’s artistic process, including live music by ten-piece Afro soul band King Holiday, dance by W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew, and spoken word poetry by Kesed the Younger, among others.