March 9, 2022

Keith Haring Exhibit At Michener Museum

“KEITH HARING: A RADIANT LEGACY”:An exhibition featuring works by the prominent American artist will be on view March 12 through July 31 at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum)

The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., presents “Keith Haring: A Radiant Legacy” March 12 through July 31.

Haring (1958-1990) was arguably the most accomplished and prominent American artist of the 1980s. Born in Reading, Pa., and raised in nearby Kutztown, he developed an early love for drawing. Despite working in a variety of mediums — including paintings, prints, posters, drawings, sculptures and street art — Haring developed a style that was instantly recognizable.

Haring’s interest in the colorful graffiti art of city streets would influence his meteoric rise. During his brief 10-year career, he rewrote the rulebook for contemporary art, integrating the seemingly discrete arenas of New York City’s gritty downtown counterculture and uptown art aristocracy.

A private collection of more than 100 works, the show contains unique and notable pieces, including two rare Subway drawings, complete suites (including Ludo, Free South Africa, The Story of Red and Blue, Apocalypse, Stones, Icons, White Icons, Bad Boys, Kalish), Medusa Head (the largest print in the artist’s oeuvre), and Growing #2.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa. For more information, call (215) 340-9800 or visit