In the 1970s and 80s, Keith Haring lived in downtown Manhattan and ran with a pack that included Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf. Together they were an aesthetic force field, and they used their art as a platform to inspire social change. But HIV/AIDs cut Haring’s life short: he died in 1990 at the age of 32. In an exhibition that encompasses his short yet prolific career, over 100 works are on display, including the emblematic Radiant Baby. Haring’s dedication to social justice is a theme, and for young people age 19 and under admission is free. —E.C.
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