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 locations.


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)," 1987

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)," 1989

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 Figure), 1987

Pier 39: "Yellow Arching Figure," 1985 and "Blue Curling Figure," 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Postmodernism

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.