With its inaugural public arts project, “In Plain Sight,” the The Street Museum of Art (SMoA) is challenging the notion of sequestering street art to a museum by bringing the museum out to the streets. Featuring work from artists like Sweet Toot, Paul Richard, and Elle, the streets of Williamsburg are currently lined with a variety of accessible pieces. To make things a bit more interesting, the museum is calling on New Yorkers to participate in the project by collecting self-adhesive labels (available on SMoA’s website) and share a personal description about one of the found artworks. Photographs documenting the growth of the exhibit will be added to the museum’s permanent collection.
“In Plain Sight” is on view in Williamsburg through Fall 2012.
Image courtesy of SMoA