Brooklyn Museum Cancels “Art in the Streets” Show


The “Art in the Streets” show currently on display at the MOCA in Los Angeles, under the new leadership of Jeffrey Deitch, was slated to travel next to New York City, but the Brooklyn Museum has pulled out, our sisters at the LA Weekly have learned. An email from Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman went out to artists in the show today explaining that while the museum saw “Art in the Streets” as “an appropriate next exhibition for us after our Jean-Michel Basquiat and graffiti exhibitions,” budget reductions have made hosting the show impossible. “With no major funding in place, we cannot move ahead,” Lehman wrote. Read his whole letter of contrition here, and as well as a review of the show as it was experienced on the opposite coast. [LA Weekly]