Museum of Graffiti Pop-Up to Launch at SXSW

Heading to Austin for South By Southwest (SXSW), the Museum of Graffiti, the world’s first Museum dedicated to the exhibition of graffiti art, will unveil its latest pop-up. “The Art of Hip Hop,” a visual exhibit celebrating hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, will be on display at the Austin pop-up during SXSW.

Museum programming and classes will run through the entire month of March 2023 and will touch on all 5 pillars of Hip Hop: MC’ing, Breakdancing, Graffiti, Knowledge, and DJ’ing. 

To celebrate the opening, the Museum will host 3 incredible days of concerts, limited edition merchandise drops, and panel discussions inside the Mi Campo Artists Lounge on the Museum’s back patio from March 10 – 12. The venue is located at 809 E. 6th St., Austin, TX where the exhibit and the Museum’s renowned gift shop will be open from 11am -7pm daily. 

Tickets are $12 and are exclusively available at

SXSW 2023 celebrates the convergence of the tech, film, and music industries across a variety of programming formats and special events from March 10-19 in Austin, TX and online. To learn more please visit

Museum of Graffiti Mission Statement

Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s in large cities all over the United States, children invented a new art form that started with writing their names on walls in their neighborhoods. Local governments
launched cleaning campaigns and mandated that young writers be arrested for their vandalism, but the movement could not be stopped. Unrelenting young people forged ahead at a feverish pace with creative innovations and inspired generations of new practitioners.

In no time, the wall writings quickly developed to become more elaborate and decorative. Taking on unique and distinguishable signifies like arrows, crowns and other innovations through design and color, this became the blueprint for tags, throw-ups, masterpieces, and the elaborate works seen today.

Fifty years later, the Museum of Graffiti was formed to preserve graffiti’s history and celebrate its emergence in design, fashion, advertising, and galleries. The Museum experience includes an indoor exhibition space, eleven exterior murals, a fine art gallery, and a world-class gift shop stocked with limited-edition merchandise and exclusive items from the world’s most talented graffiti artists.


Source: Museum of Graffiti