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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.

Keith Haring

See also

  • A visual dictionary of Keith Haring


    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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  • 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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  • From our digital platform to our halls


    While Belgium continues to decrease the measures against Covid-19, BOZAR has reopened several exhibitions. In the meantime - while we are waiting to welcome you back for the rest of our activities - we continue to offer you a special artistic programme on our digital platform, including concerts, performances and film screenings. 

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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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