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.
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