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Keith Haring Mural on view in Manhattan

In Exhibition, Public Events on December 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

350 Madison Avenue, NYC

The work was created for the former St Patrick’s Day Care Center in San Francisco in 1985.


In Gifts/Grants, Press on December 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

New York, NY – Today Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) announced that it has received a $1 million grant from the Keith Haring Foundation. The grant, to be distributed over a 4-year period, will go toward extending operations of the newly named Keith Haring Foundation – Project Street Beat Mobile Medical Unit.

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World AIDS day 2012

In Anniversary on November 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988, which is observed every year on December 1st. World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS pandemic. The Keith Haring Foundation honors and remembers the persons who have died and are suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Keith Haring Foundation gives $1 million to Whitney

In Gifts/Grants on October 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

NEW YORK, October 26, 2012 – Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director
of the Whitney Museum of American Art, announced today that the Whitney has received a $1 million endowment grant from the Keith Haring Foundation specifically intended to support exhibitions in the Museum’s downtown building, opening in 2015. Designed by Renzo Piano, the building is currently under construction in the Meatpacking district. The building will enable the Whitney to increase the size and scope of its exhibitions and programming and to showcase, to a far greater extent than previously possible, the Museum’s noted collection.

We the People at Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space

In Exhibition on October 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

Curated by Alison Gingeras, Jonathan Horowitz and Anna McCarthy, the exhibition will be a conjectural exploration of American identity politics against the backdrop of this year’s political debates. The Keith Haring Foundation has lent a work to the show.

October 3–November 17, 2012
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space
455 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday
Free admission

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Ten Commandments in Udine, Italy

In Exhibition, Video on October 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

Watch this time-lapse video of Keith Haring’s Ten Commandments being installed in Udine, Italy last month. Our star Registrar, Julie was on-site to supervise the installation.

Pilosio Time-lapse Keith Haring from Pilosio Spa on Vimeo.

Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1979 – 1989 at New Museum

In Exhibition on September 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

September 19, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Drawing upon the New Museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute archive and the online archive of Marc H. Miller,, this exhibition features original artwork, ephemera, and performance documentation by over fifteen artists who lived and worked on or near the Bowery in New York.

During these two decades, the Bowery was commonly identified with the furthest extremes of metropolitan decline—municipal neglect, homelessness, and substance abuse. As landlords and civil services abandoned the neighborhood, the subsequent cheap rents and permissive atmosphere drew artists downtown. The Bowery’s lofts provided a social network where painters, photographers, performance artists, musicians, and filmmakers exchanged ideas and drew inspiration from this concentration of creative activity.
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Time Square Show Revisited at Hunter College

In Exhibition on September 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

September 14 – December 8, 2012
Hunter College Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery
68th St. and Lexington Ave, New York, NY

In June of 1980, a mass exhibition took over a pre-tourist trap Times Square. Known as the “Times Square Show,” over 100 artists crammed into what was once a massage parlor to exhibit their work. “We were all trying to pull art out of the galleries and onto the street,” explains Tom Otterness, one of the artists and organizers involved in the original show. “The importance of the Times Square location, I think, goes back to the atmosphere on the street,” Otterness continues. “To walk 42nd Street was to see pop culture at the level of three-dollar movies, blaxploitation films, porno shops, hookers, gangs, and drugs… it allowed us to talk about the underbelly of culture.”

Keith Haring Journals on Tumblr

In Journals, KHF archives, The Register on August 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

The Keith Haring Foundation has scanned Keith’s journals from 1971 to 1989, some of which were featured in the Brooklyn Museum’s recent exhibition, Keith Haring: 1978–1982. It is the foundation’s intention to make all of Keith’s journals available online via our Tumblr account.

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In Exhibition on July 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

San Francisco Arts Commission completes restoration of Keith Haring’s 1989 sculpture of three dancing figures with support from the Keith Haring Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3, 2012– The San Francisco Arts Commission has completed a comprehensive restoration of pop artist Keith Haring’s three-figure sculpture located on the corner of 3rd and Howard streets. The restoration project was funded with a $65,000 grant from the Keith Haring Foundation along with approximately $10,000 in private donations to ArtCare, the city’s fund dedicated to the care and maintenance of the Civic Art Collection.

“The sculpture is back, and it looks brand new,” stated Director of Cultural Affairs Tom DeCaigny. “Thanks to the Keith Haring Foundation and to those who have generously donated to ArtCare, we were able to restore this important artwork by Keith Haring to its original luster. We hope this most recent success will inspire others to contribute to ArtCare so that we may give other artworks in San Francisco’s collection the same level of treatment.”
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