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Radiant Child, the Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Male resident painting on canvas at New Jersey art workshop.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Price: Free

Ocean County Library -
Plumsted Branch

119 Evergreen Rd
New Egypt, NJ 08533

Ocean County Library

Event Description

Enjoy stories and songs, while creating a Basquiat inspired collage in honor of Black History Month. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a renowned Haitian and Puerto Rican American artist who gained prominence during the late 1900s. 

Basquiat gained recognition for his graffiti-inspired paintings that blended elements of street art and fine art while tackling themes of race, identity, and social commentary.

This event is intended for ages 3 and older.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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