2016-17 Feb Haring

September 26th, 2017

Keith Haring  

Docent training on January 26th    (For Feb)­   Training session is held in the library at 7:00PM.  

radiant_babyKeith Haring was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1958, and died in 1990 at the age of 31. While in art school in New York, Haring thought that art should be available to everyone and not just in museums. He was a public artist who would often draw in public places, such as the subway. He is best known for his colorful, vibrant figures, “subway drawings”, and art that addressed social issues. He opened the Pop Shop in 1986, which sold T-shirts, toys, posters, buttons, and magnets with his artwork on them – he wanted to make his artwork accessible to as many people as possible. His most famous symbol was “Radiant Baby”. Haring was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, and used his artwork to speak about the illness and generate activism and awareness around HIV and AIDS.



Keith Haring, Elisabeth Sussman
Haring, Alexandra Kolossa

Washington, DC Children’s Hospital, National Medical Center Washington
New York Schneider Children’s Hospital, 1987, interior murals and outdoor sculpture New Hyde Park, New York
Pennsylvania Figure Balancing on Dog, 1989, outdoor sculpture Kutztown, PA

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