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OM°A Basquiat Opening Reception

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Heroes & Monsters: Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Venice Collection, Thaddeus Mumford, Jr.” Opening Reception

Please join us for the Heroes & Monsters: Jean-Michel Basquiat Opening Reception

Hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings

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Thursday, February 10 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Complimentary beer and wine sponsored by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

DJ sets by Nigel John

Live art demo by Naderson Saint-Pierre/Artist and founder of HigHope Design

Registration with Member ID required.

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Heroes & Monsters: Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Venice Collection, Thaddeus Mumford, Jr.

Heroes and Monsters presents a rare group of paintings from a private collection that are being shown for the first time at the Orlando Museum of Art. The 26 works were created in 1982 while the artist was living temporarily in Los Angeles, California. This is considered by many to be Basquiat’s best period in his short career. By 1982, he had established his distinctive raw expressionistic style and the symbolic vocabulary that would continue to recur in his work. His paintings often contrasted powerful forces within society and perhaps within himself as seen in Heroes & Monsters: Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Venice Collection, Thaddeus Mumford, Jr.

Thank you to our season sponsors: Audrey & Pat Knipe, Caroline & Jeffrey Blydenburgh, and Pat Scully.


The safety of our staff and guests is our top priority. If you plan to attend, we strongly encourage you to wear a medical grade face covering regardless of your vaccination status. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home and visit the museum once you are fully recovered.


February 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Orlando Museum of Art
2416 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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