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Museum of Graffiti presents RAS TERMS – Ancient Futurism

About the Show

James Monk aka RAS TERMS is a Miami-born spiritual street artist and graffiti pioneer who has been dedicated to his craft since the mid-1980s when he became one of the first street artists to paint the walls in the historic Wynwood Art District. Since his early entry into Miami’s street scene, Ras Terms has become one of the most highly respected artists by his peers within the community.

Ras Terms has studied and practiced many ancient traditions from Africa and South America including Rastafari, Yoruba, Alchemy, Kemetism, Santaria, Vodum and Hermetism. The works within this exhibition represent his expansion of his own form of art called “Ancient Futurism” that fuses the imagery and ideology of ancient traditions and cultures with a creative vision of the future and new age philosophies. The result is an incredibly diverse and dynamic body of work that transcends time, culture and the human condition. Ras Terms has created a landmark moment for the Museum as this is the first time an artist will be presenting digital artwork in the form of an NFT (“non-fungible token”) in one of our feature exhibitions. The NFT will go to the highest bidder in an online auction on NiftyKit that will last the exact duration of the show.

Ras Terms has traveled across the world painting, exhibiting at major institutions like the Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art and the Smithsonian Institution, and earning his reputation as a master of letters and characters like his iconic “Street Angel” Character that can found on walls in countries around the globe.

Reserve Tickets Now

Attend the Grand Opening
11AM – 4PM

Get the first look inside the new show and enjoy a day packed with artwork and custom screen printing on t-shirts courtesy of Champion Athletic Wear. The Museum will also be presenting digital artwork in the form of an NFT (non-fungible token) for the first time ever. Tickets include free limited edition Ras Terms swag bags courtesy of Crown Royal.

…later that evening…

Join us for cocktails courtesy of Crown Royal, and walk around the Museum to different stations where Ras Terms will be joined by artists 1Der, Reds, YamsOne, Cale K2S, 2Sea, and Dotism. All 6 artists will be creating artwork live at the venue for you to enjoy and bid on. Ras Terms will be hand embellishing a limited edition print exclusively available at the Museum of Graffiti.