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GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN! We have missed you!

​​​​​​​ADVICE AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR VISIT TO OUR EXHIBITIONS
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BOZAR presents a major retrospective of the legendary American artist, Keith Haring. As a friend and artistic companion to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring was a unique figure in 1980s New York. He played a key role in counterculture by creating an instantly recognisable style. Haring is primarily known for his iconic motifs: barking dogs, crawling babies and flying saucers. He strived to make art “public” by displaying it in his Pop Shop, the media or in subway stations and collective urban spaces. He drew inspiration from abstract expressionism, pop art, Japanese calligraphy and the work of New York graffiti artists. His singular, seemingly spontaneous style embodied the energy of his time, from space travel to hip-hop and video games. His powerful work is still relevant today.  

Organised by Tate Liverpool in collaboration with BOZAR /Centre for Fine Arts Brussels and Museum Folkwang, Essen.

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Due to conservation reasons, the neon lights in the « Blacklight Room » will be visible only at the following hours:
Tuesday to Sunday:
​​​​​​​11.00 - 11.30
13.00 - 14.00
15.00 - 16.00
17.00 - 17.30
19.00 - 19.30
20.30 - 21.00

Did you know?

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    Keith Haring crosses 100.000 visitors mark

    The Keith Haring retrospective is proving very popular, welcoming over 100.000 visitors already!

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    Our exhibition spaces have reopened on May 19

    We are very pleased to tell you that the exhibitions at BOZAR have reopened on Tuesday 19 May

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  • Your visit to our exhibitions

    On 19 May BOZAR has reopened its exhibition spaces. We are delighted to welcome you once again to our Keith Haring, Mondo Cane, Vjenceslav Richter and Jacqueline Mesmaeker exhibitions.

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  • Exceptional opening hours for final days Keith Haring

    Exceptional opening hours for final days Keith Haring

    Even COVID-19 couldn’t stop the artistic energy and activist message of his iconic work from spreading. Keith Haring is well on its way to become our most successful exhibition yet. To make sure you don’t miss this historic show, we will extend our opening hours during its final days, from July 18th till 21st included.

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  • © Sophie Kugel

    Keith Haring is the most visited BOZAR exhibition ever

    Keith Haring's motto “art is for everybody” has been read, photographed and shared by thousands during recent months. Back in the 1980s, Haring’s idealism in believing art should reach as many people as possible was an inspiration for his drawing and painting. Today, his retrospective sets a new record as BOZAR's most visited exhibition ever! Since it opened on 6 December, more than 180,000 people have seen it. The top three is now completed by Michaël Borremans (144,000 visitors) and Frida Kahlo (118,000 visitors).

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  • GET TO KNOW KEITH HARING IN 5 FACTS

    The visual legacy of American artist Keith Haring mirrors the zeitgeist of a decade and that of a continent. His cartoon-like characters, vivid colours and barking dogs became world famous, but there is more than meets the eye. He satirised national and international politics, he enlivened the eighties party scene and he carried the national – and a personal – fight against AIDS, which he ultimately lost in 1990. BOZAR looks back on the eventful life and work of the American legend in a major retrospective. Here's a sneak peek in five facts.  

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  • How to make the most of it in 2020

    THE BOZAR GIFT CARD

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  • Keith Haring The Activist

    Keith Haring was an artist who took to the streets. He handed out pamphlets, put up posters, drew in subways and painted on walls in an optimistic battle against those in power. He invested the same unbridled energy in his political and social activism as he did in his art. Quite the ride from paperboy in conservative Kutztown to celebrated artist-activist in NYC.

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  • Keith Haring and the NY club scene

    The Art of the Party

    When Keith Haring arrived in New York at the end of the 1970s it was a very different place from what it is today. The decade had been extremely volatile economically and the city was pretty much bankrupt. The millionaires still swanned around Central Park uptown but downtown neighbourhoods like the East Village were derelict , dangerous and undesirable. Cheap rents made it a magnet for the young, the liberal and the artistic, and Keith Haring and his friends ticked al of those boxes:

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  • A visual dictionary of Keith Haring

    THE HARING CODE

    Keith Haring developed a unique visual language in his art. Some of his symbols like the barking dog and the radiant baby became legendary, but what do they actually mean? Find out below how to decode five of his symbols, and look for the others in the exhibition itself, until 19 April!

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Ruby Brunton

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to the artist Keith Haring and his iconic work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Robert Dewhurst

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to the artist Keith Haring and his iconic work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Cecilia Pavón

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to iconic artist Keith Haring and his work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Steven Zultanski

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to the artist Keith Haring and his iconic work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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  • Poetry For Keith Haring

    Chris Kraus

    We asked fellow New Yorker Chris Kraus (Love Dick) to commission original pieces by 5 poets in response to the artist Keith Haring and his iconic work. You can read all 5 poems in the free visitor guide which you can pick up at our Keith Haring exhibition. Or read them right here...

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  • BOZAR AT HOME

    Keith Haring in your living room

    In spite of the confinement, thanks to BOZAR at home we offer you the comfort that technology offers us to allow you to visit our exhibitions from your living room.

    Enjoy our virtual tours and take good care of yourself. 

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  • BOZAR AT HOME

    Visit Keith Haring in 3D

    30 years ago the American artist Keith Haring died of AIDS-related illness. His brief but intense career, marked by his direct, distinctivestyle and driven by radical social activism, is extensively documented in our popular retrospective, which will reopen on 19 May. In the meantime you can walk through the entire exhibition in this 3D visit.

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  • BOZAR AT HOME

    4 creative activities around Keith Haring (for young and old)

    Keith Haring's cartoon characters are not only nice to look at, they are also a source of inspiration. Dive into the eighties with some challenging and fun activities for young and old. Philosophizing, creative tinkering or just losing all your energy in dancing? There’s something for everyone!

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