Arts + Culture

The Basquiat Project: Looking Back, Moving Forward

  • Aug 8 - Aug 9 2pm - 6pm
  • Barclays Center

Photo credit: The Basquiat Project

Barclays Center will host an art show featuring approximately 100 pieces created by New York City middle and high school students, inspired by Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. All of the artwork to be displayed was created by participants in an educational arts program the Brooklyn Nets developed in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) and the Fund for Public Schools, about the work of Basquiat. The Basquiat art program was funded by the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation. In 2020, the Tsais established a social justice fund to work toward economic mobility and racial justice for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Brooklyn.

The free-admission gallery will be set up in the arena’s main atrium and will be open to the public from 2-6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 and Tuesday Aug. 9. Barclays Center will host a private opening for the students on Sunday, Aug. 7.

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