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Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody

Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody

[Los Angeles, CA] The Broad, a contemporary art museum, has opened a retrospective of artist Keith Haring. As difficult as it is to believe, this is the first time a Los Angeles Museum has organized an exhibition of works by the American artist and social activist.

“Known for his use of vibrant color, energetic linework and iconic characters like the barking dog and the radiant baby, Haring’s work continues to dissolve barriers between art and life and spread joy,” the museum writes.

“Divided into ten galleries in total, the expansive exhibition will feature the breadth of mediums Haring worked within, including video, sculpture, drawing, painting, and graphic works, as well as representations from the artist’s enormous output of public projects, from the subway drawings to his public murals.

“Works presented span from the late-1970s when he was a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York up until 1988, just two years before the artist died from AIDS-related illness at the age of 31.”

In addition to its regular daytime hours, The Broad does stay open later, until 8 p.m., on Thursdays. After all, art is for everybody, even those who are unable (or unwilling) to enjoy the work of Keith Haring by daylight.

#EveryMuseum in America could be open late at least once a month. Most are not. The Broad is an exception worthy of the support of nighttime culture advocates.

The Broad opened “Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody” May 27, 2023. With more than 120 artworks and archival materials, the exhibition will be on view at the museum through Oct. 8, 2023.


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