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Street Art, Graffiti, and Mural Museums
Urban Nation (Berlin, Germany)
From their Website: "The vision of a global art community, a network without limits, became reality on September 16 when URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART opened its doors."
The Street Museum of Art (SMoA)
Founded 2012. From Google Arts & Culture: "The Street Museum of Art (SMoA) is a public art project that challenges previous methods of exhibiting street art by adopting the guerrilla tactics of street art and graffiti culture in a program of curated exhibitions. The project is run anonymously and exhibitions are mapped out by the placement of didactic labels around each city, mimicking those found in traditional museums. By bringing the concept of the museum outside, SMoA is encouraging visitors to actually go experience each piece within its original context, on the street. Much like the essential nature of street art, The Street Museum of Art is ephemeral; the duration of the exhibitions is entirely reliant on external forces and the reaction of the public."
Graffiti and Street Art Museum of Texas (GASAM) (Houston, Texas)
From their website: "The GASAM Texas is established as a 501(c)(3) corporation that is committed to providing the public, artists and scholars of the creative arts with a visual showcase and destination for graffiti and street art not only providing permanent and visiting exhibitions but also providing a forum for the public to explore their own artistic talents with on site lectures and interactive workshops. The museum will strive to preserve street art history by authenticating historical time lines of the graffiti and street art movements, while also promoting the art forms of today’s creative artistic community."
Street Art Museum Amsterdam (SAMA) (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
From Google Arts & Culture: "Our unique street art collection is constantly growing not only with the artworks but also stories by and about the internationally acclaimed artists specialising in creating works in public space. We carefully select each artist and give them full freedom of artistic expression. We are the ONLY recognised Street Art Museum in Amsterdam (and Netherlands). The collection is designed in such way that you can visit all of the pieces within 3 hours and provides a flexible starting platform for the small scale local economy. The museum provides the artists with the residence opportunity and local residents work part-time as tour guides and support crew during the events."
Street Art Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia)
From Google Arts & Culture: "Street Art Museum is situated on the acting Laminated Plastics factory in the East of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The territory of the Museum is divided into two separate zones – permanent exposition on the factory territory and open public space – the venue for temporary exhibitions and large-scale events. There are more than 20 art works of modern street artists such as P183, Tima Radya, Kirill Kto, Nikita Nomerz, Escif and many others in the permanent collection of the museum. Significant amount of murals is situated inside working factory shops. Enterprise takes more than 11 hectares of the industrial zone. Approximately, this is 200 square meters of walls, which are given for street artists from the whole world."
Mana Urban Arts Project
Established in 2014, Mana Urban Arts Project is a contemporary art project devoted to large-scale, site-specific installations by renowned street artists from around the world.
To date, Mana Urban Arts Project has invited Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), ROA (Belgium), Faith47 (South Africa), Space Invader (France), How and Nosm (New York), Augustine Kofie (Los Angeles), Nychos (Austria), and COST (New York) to create signature works for the ever-evolving project.
The 20x21EUG Mural Project is an initiative of the City of Eugene Cultural Service’s Public Art Program to create 20 or more world-class outdoor murals in Eugene between now and the 2021 IAAF World Championships. The project is led by a highly engaged committee representing collaboration across sectors including communications, law, architecture, small business, nonprofit and the arts. 20x21EUG aims to bring color and life to Eugene’s urban landscape to foster pride and contribute to a sense of identity.
Blu, (Mural on Factory)
Photo by Lukas822 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
Danube River, Harbour ALbern, 1110 Vienna