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Art, Date Idea, Nightlife, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
This week, curators, preparators and conservators would have been putting the finishing touches on Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation and gearing up for the much-anticipated MFA Late Nites celebration on Friday followed by the public opening on Sunday. While the Museum is temporarily closed, the MFA will launch the exhibition virtually, starting with the first-ever Insta Late Nites on Friday, April 3, from 9:30 to 10:30 pm on Instagram Live.
Throughout the hour, followers can experience an MFA Late Nites "gone digital" and support local artists and performers. Friday's #InstaLateNites will be hosted on the MFA's Instagram by the award-winning Boston-based poet, rapper and educator Oompa. Exhibition co-curators Liz Munsell, MFA curator of contemporary art, and Greg Tate, writer, musician and producer, will set the stage by giving an overview of the exhibition. Oompa will then lead audiences through a full lineup of performances by other local musicians and rappers, including Cake Swagg.
Also launching Friday, mfa.org will offer an in-depth primer on the exhibition, including a virtual tour, a curated Spotify playlist, video content and more. Starting Saturday, April 4, the MFA will take a week-long deep dive into the artworks and history of Basquiat and his post-graffiti peers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, guided by exhibition co-curators Liz Munsell and Greg Tate.