No ‘Art in the Streets’ for Brooklyn

06.21.11 Marina Galperina

The Brooklyn Museum will not be hosting MOCA’s street art and graffiti exhibit as planned. Museum Director Arnold Lehman said it’s due to “severe reductions in financial support.” Really? After all the success in Los Angeles is it that hard to find a sponsor?

Are museum heads just afraid of the inevitable negative press by local tabloids? The decision kills any prospects of the institution ever hosting a real graffiti show, since this relatively safe one can’t even get greenlighted.

It’s too bad, we were looking forward to the backlash.