In conjunction with the Keith Haring retrospective
at SFMOMA, a variety of programs and events are scheduled.
Following, you'll find a list of public programs which will
take place at the Museum throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Also, a number of large-scale Haring sculptures will be on
view in San Francisco; below is a list of the works and their
In honor of the Keith Haring retrospective
at SFMOMA, the San Francisco Art Commission has installed
ten large-scale Haring sculptures throughout the City. These
works, seen last year along Park Avenue in New York City in
conjunction with the exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American
Art, can now be found at the following locations in San Francisco:
Haring Scultpture in San Francisco
Howard Street (at Third Street):
"Red Dog," 1985
Grace Cathedral: "Self Portrait," 1989
Union Square (Between Stockton and Powell streets): "Untitled
(Figure Balancing on Dog)," 1986 and "Untitled (S-Man),"
War Memorial Complex (Corner of McAllister Street and Van
Ness Avenue): "Julia," 1987
War Memorial Complex (Van Ness Avenue, centered between two
buildings): "Untitled (Three Dancing Figures),"
War Memorial Complex (Van Ness Avenue, corner of Grove at
Van Ness): Untitled (Figure on a Baby), 1987
Market Street (at Sanchez Street): "Untitled (Ringed
Pier 39: "Yellow Arching Figure," 1985 and "Blue
Curling Figure," 1985
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San Francisco Museum of Modern
Keith Haring and the New York Art World
of the 1980s
Gary Garrels, SFMOMA Elise S. Haas chief curator and curator
of painting and sculpture; Julia Gruen, the Keith Haring Foundation;
George Condo, artist; and Donald and Mera Rubell, collectors
Saturday, June 27 3 p.m. Phyllis Wattis Theater
The New York art world in the 1980s
was a time and place of artistic ferment, remarkable growth,
historical achievement, exuberance, and excess. This panel
will offer a series of personal reflections and reminiscences
on that era and Keith Haring's role in it.
In His Own Words: Keith Haring
John Gruen, Haring's biographer; Howard Junker, publisher
of ZYZZYVA; and Theatre Rhinoceros
Thursday, July 9 7 p.m. Phyllis Wattis Theater
Cosponsored by ZYZZYVA and Theatre Rhinoceros
Join Howard Junker and Theatre Rhinoceros
for a staged reading of Haring's own words on his life, art,
and times, drawn from John Gruen's biography. Gruen will provide
an introduction and offer personal reflections on the artist.
Keith Haring: AIDS and the Limits of
Jonathan Katz, chair, Gay and Lesbian Studies Department,
City College of San Francisco
Thursday, July 23 7 p.m. Phyllis Wattis Theater
In a postmodern cultural context
that shunned expressionism in favor of allusion and interaction,
Keith Haring cultivated a voice that was distinctly oppositional.
In conjunction with David Wojnarowicz and other East Village
artists of the 1980s Haring made political statement the centerpiece
of his art. Today such statements are few and far between;
this talk explores why.
Keith Haring Exhibition Walk-Through
Led by artist Kenny Scharf, one of Haring's closest friends
Saturday, August 29 1 p.m. fourth floor landing
Free with Museum admission
Experience Keith Haring with artist Kenny Scharf, one
of Haring's oldest and closest friends from his days as a
student at New York's School of Visual Arts through his East
Village days and emergence as a major artist.
School and Youth Studio Project
Local muralist Rigo 98 will direct
a site-specific public artwork designed and executed by a
team of youth from the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information
Center (LYRIC). For more information about this month-long
project, please call 415.357.4097.