In Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, best know for the world’s greatest concentration of graffiti, street art and murals, the Museum of Graffiti traces the fascinating origins of everything to be seen on the walls outside.
Filling a footprint not as large as two subway cars side-by-side, the museum charts the unlikely rise of street art from its inception as the hobby of New York youths with nothing better to do during the city’s bottoming-out in the 1970s, to become the most popular art form in the world today. Original artwork and an extraordinary collection of rare ephemera are placed into tight storytelling by Alan Ket.
Ket is a graffiti artist, art historian, collector, author of numerous books on the subject and co-founder of the museum. He’s as knowledgeable as anyone in the country on the graffiti movement. Visitors would be well-advised to ask for him upon arrival to see if he has a few minutes to share his enthusiasm.
While there, be sure to use the bathroom. You’ll understand why when you–“go.”
Opened in fall of 2019, the pocket-sized museum already feels like an indispensable feature of Miami’s dynamic arts community.
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Tickets, Hours and Directions to Museum of Graffiti
The Museum of Graffiti is located at 299 NW 25th St. Miami, FL 33127. The museum’s front entrance is less than a five minute walk from Wynwood Walls.
The Museum is open from 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 11 AM to 7 PM, Friday through Sunday. Tickets can be reserved and purchased here.