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Off the Wall: Keith Haring and the Kids By Analú Maria López

In Childhood, Pop Culture, Press, Public Events, Uncategorized on July 9, 2014 at 11:05 am

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Keith Haring and CPS students working on Untitled, 1989 © Keith Haring Foundation

In 2009, when I was an intern at the MCA, I came across an image of Keith Haring in the museum’s photo archives. It was a low-resolution 35 mm scan of the artist painting an outdoor mural, with the Chicago lakefront visible in the background. Excited by what this could be, I started researching potential collaborations between Haring and the MCA. Amazingly, I was able to locate three rolls of black-and-white negatives of this project, which was a collaboration between Chicago Public Schools and the MCA, in the museum’s archives.

One Thing that Keith Haring, Wynton Marsalis, and Paloma Picasso Have in Common

In Childhood, Gifts/Grants, Uncategorized on May 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Keith Haring with students, 1989. Learning Through Art records. A0015. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York, NY.

Keith Haring with students, 1989. Learning Through Art records. A0015. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York, NY.

These photographs show Keith Haring, Wynton Marsalis, and Paloma Picasso and Robert Rauschenberg working with students who were taking part in the Guggenheim’s Learning Through Art (LTA) program. Founded in 1970, LTA cultivates student creativity by designing sustained, process-oriented art projects that support learning across the curriculum. Since 2009, LTA has placed teaching artists in school residencies for periods of eight to twenty-two weeks, allowing students to examine, discuss, and create works of art.

The program also introduced students to working artists. In 1989, students were welcomed to Keith Haring’s downtown studio loft as part of “Art Alive Artist Studio Visit.” Haring bonded with students by talking candidly about his work and showing paintings in progress. In 1991, students were treated to a surprise visit by Wynton Marsalis who embraced the “chance to show children that discipline and study is part of what makes great art.” Other guest teachers throughout the years have included Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Paloma Picasso, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Keith Haring Mural Under Wraps

In Current Event, KHF archives, Press, Public Events on January 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm


By Connor Durkin

OUT Magazine

As the Center begins new construction, the priceless Keith Haring mural must be protected

Rendering of lobby courtesy of RSVP Architecture Studio/N+ Architecture and Design

Across the white walls of the second-floor meeting room, black lines run into each other to create an abstract gay orgy. Men jerk each other, cartoonish sperm swim, and men climb up a penis-dinosaur. The mural, “Once Upon A Time,” is one of Keith Haring’s last, but these cocks are getting covered for their own well-being.

Located in the heart of Manhattan’s West Village, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, commonly known as The Center, is continuing its $9.1 million renovation. Construction includes building a new cafe, updating acoustics and lighting, and giving the building an updated, more comfortable atmosphere for its growing number of patrons from the region and worldwide.


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