THe basquiat project:

Looking Back, Moving Forward

The Basquiat Project brought Brooklyn middle and high school teachers and students together for the first time to study the life and work of Brooklyn artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). Known for his street art and addressing contemporary social justice issues, Basquiat provides a rich model from which students created meaningful and socially relevant art. Given students and teachers were in various remote or in-person learning settings, we applaud them for their endeavor and pursuit to create important art during this challenging time.

We thank the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation Social Justice Fund and the Brooklyn Nets for making this curriculum, art-making, and exhibition possible.