After several months of delay, the Orlando Museum of Art will showcase a collection of rare Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings this February.
The "Heroes and Monsters" exhibit opens with a party on Feb. 11. From 8 p.m. to midnight, the Heroes & Monsters Ball will transform the museum into an 80's themed NYC-style party. The Motiv Crew will perform. Full open bars with signature cocktails, a live DJ, live art demonstrations by Naderson Saint-Pierre, food from Maya Rosa BBQ, and a 360-degree slow-motion station are included with the purchase of a ticket.
The exhibition will be unveiled to the public on Feb. 12, a body of Basquiat works collected by the late Thad Mumford Jr., a television writer who collected 26 circa-1982 artworks when Basquiat lived in Los Angeles. The collection will be available from Feb. 12 through June 30.
On Feb. 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 life of the late artist and his story as a black artist in a predominantly white field.
Tickets and other information on the Basquiat events are available on the Orlando Museum of Art's website.