Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

Presented by The Cleveland Museum of Art

Venue: The Cleveland Museum of Art

City: Cleveland

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
Now through April 23, 2017
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled notebooks with poetry, wordplay, sketches and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class and world history. Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks is the first major exhibition featuring eight of these notebooks with over 140 pages of rarely seen documents, along with 50 related works on paper and large-scale paintings. Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks also features works exclusive to this venue including two large-scale, landmark paintings on loan from the Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles, as well as an exquisite example of Basquiat's drawings, borrowed from the Cleveland-based Progressive Insurance Corporation. Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks is organized by the Brooklyn Museum, and is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland is the final venue and offers the last opportunity to view Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks.

Tickets for Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks are $10 for adults; seniors and college students $8; children ages 6-17 $5; children 5 and under free. Museum members free; member guests $5.

  • March 3, 2017 – April 23, 2017
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