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Remembering Keith Haring 25 Years Later

Monday, February 16, marked the 25th anniversary of Keith Haring’s death. To celebrate his life, Haring’s former studio manager and personal friend, Julia Gruen (who in 1989 Haring named Executive Director of the Keith Haring Foundation), offered us her thoughts on Haring’s lasting influence on the art world and popular culture. Today, his works live on as one of the […]


Enjoy This Keith Haring Mural In Your Home…For Just $10 Million!

Wish you had an original Keith Haring work in your home? The luxury can come built in for just $10 million! According to New York Magazine, this TriBeCa home used to be a part of the School for Visual Arts while Keith Haring was a student, and he painted this wall in his signature style. […]

Keith Haring Paper Lantern Installed In The Luce Center

Keith Haring painted this Japanese paper lantern in 1988. Installed on Monday, it’s part of our latest rotation from the Keith Haring Foundation. This rotation, on view through June 2, focuses on Haring’s Pop Shop Tokyo project. On January 30, 1988, (25 years ago yesterday!) Keith Haring opened  the Pop Shop Tokyo, following the successful opening of […]

AIDS And New York: An Epidemic of Fear

It’s been over twenty years since the peak of the AIDS crisis, and evidence of activists’ fight for recognition and action can still be found all around the city. People With AIDS plaza is located right outside City Hall. Thousands of people participate in the AIDS Walk every year in Central Park. Still, twenty years […]

Keith Haring Creates for Kids!

Keith Haring and his art dealt with some very adult topics: AIDS, drugs, and Apartheid to name a few. But there was always whimsy in Haring’s work, which became even more evident as he turned his artistic attention toward children. “There is nothing that makes me happier than making a child smile,” noted Haring in a […]

On World AIDS Day, Remembering Keith Haring

The New-York Historical Society is dedicated to teaching its visitors about the city’s and country’s past, which includes the HIV/AIDS pandemic that reached its peak in the 1990s, and unfortunately continues today. Today is World AIDS Day, a worldwide day of remembrance for those who have died, support for those who are suffering, and an […]