Keith Haring: The Political Line at the de Young Museum – San Francisco

Keith Haring: The Political Line at the de Young Museum – San FranciscoKeith Haring: The Political Line at the de Young Museum – San FranciscoKeith Haring: The Political Line at the de Young Museum – San Francisco

November 8, 2014 through February 16, 2015

– In this extensive retrospective devoted to Keith Haring, one of the most renowned contemporary artists of the latter half of the twentieth century, 130 works are gathered together spanning the totality of the artist’s career, from paintings on canvas to signs and banners to graffiti lifted from subway walls. A majority of the examples are on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation in New York including a selection of works that have not been on public view since the artist’s untimely death from AIDS in 1990 at just 32 years of age.

An intensely political artist, Haring drew inspiration from deep personal concerns, using his art to respond to civil and human rights violations, environmental pollution, nuclear proliferation, racial inequality and capitalist excess. The first, major, West Coast exhibition of the artist’s work in more than two decades, the display is not just an overview of Haring’s extraordinary output, rather a celebration of the political content essential to his art, intended to bear witness and reconnect his immediately recognizable, iconographic style consisting of a repertoire of emblematic figures, to the context of how and why it came to be.

"Untitled (USA)" (1982) - Keith Haring

“Untitled” (1982) – Keith Haring

"Untitled" (1982) - Keith Haring

“Untitled” (1982) – Keith Haring

"Andy Mou$e" (1986) - Keith Haring

“Andy Mou$e” (1986) – Keith Haring


Official Exhibition Site

 

 

M. H. DE YOUNG MUSEUM

50 HAGIWARA TEA GARDEN DRIVE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94118

(415) 750-3600

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Haring: The Political Line

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 5:15 P. M.

CLOSED ON MONDAY.

CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

 

ADMISSION:

ADULTS: $26 (MIDWEEK) / $29 (WEEKENDS).

SENIORS 65+: $23 (MIDWEEK) / $26 (WEEKENDS).

STUDENTS WITH CURRENT ID: $22 (MIDWEEK) / $25 (WEEKENDS).

YOUTHS 6–17: $16 (MIDWEEK) / $19 (WEEKENDS).

FREE FOR CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER.

 

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