The Rap about Graffiti: A Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm

What are the politics of graffiti today? How far has the debate evolved since the 1970s and ’80s, when people saw it as art vs. vandalism? Things have certainly changed: today some real estate developers commission graffiti to add instant value and “grit” to new condo and office lobbies. Join us for a panel that includes a range of political, cultural and urban policy perspectives on the current state of this ongoing, quintessentially New York dialogue: author and filmmaker Sacha Jenkins; graffiti writer Alan Ket aka Ket One; Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner for Design, Art & Wayfinding, New York City Department of Transportation; Stephen Eide, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute; and Steve Mona, a retired officer of the NYPD Vandals Task Force. NY1 Reporter Jeanine Ramirez will moderate and a reception follows.

Co-sponsored by Mass Appeal magazine.

Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.

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Above photo by Henry Chalfant