Orlando Art Museum is showing off a rarely seen Basquiat collection, starting Feb. 11

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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.


Location Details

Orlando Museum of Art

2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Mills 50

407-896-4231

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