Michener Art Museum Presents “Keith Haring: A Radiant Legacy”
Now on view at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., “Keith Haring: A Radiant Legacy” is drawing visitors from around the region for this intimate and extensive collection of a beloved artist. The exhibit will run through July 31, 2022.
Born in Reading, Pa., and raised in nearby Kutztown, Pa., Haring (1958-1990) developed an early love for drawing, which eventually expanded into paintings, prints, posters, sculpture, and his famous street art. Completely unique to himself, Haring developed a style that became as recognizable as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. Haring’s colorful graffiti, which punctuated New York City’s streetscape, helped to contribute to his meteoric rise.
During a brief, 10-year career, Haring shed new light on the world of contemporary art, aligning himself with social justice activism related to AIDS awareness, the fight against racism, and the proliferation of illegal drugs. He also designed 85 posters with a pictorial language that resonated with the international community. Many of his works were designed for and displayed within charities, hospitals, day care centers, and orphanages.
The exhibit at Michener Art Museum showcases more than 100 works from a private collection, including two rare Subway drawings.
“Keith Haring: A Radiant Legacy” is made possible by a gift from the Morel Family Foundation and additional support by Gary Cassinelli & Nick Preston, Michael Loughran & James Leach, the Daniel and Nanna Stern Family Foundation, Worth & Company, and The Rose Group.
For museum hours, directions, and ticketing information visit https://www.michenerartmuseum.org.