Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Keith Haring

Keith Haring stood in front of a drawing

Joseph Szkodzinski Keith Haring Drawing Series January 1982 © Joseph Szkodzinski 2018 www.thefoundimage.com

Join us for the first, major UK exhibition of artist and activist Keith Haring

A part of the legendary New York art scene of the 1980s, Keith Haring (1958–1990) was inspired by graffiti, pop art and underground club culture.

Haring was a great collaborator and worked with like-minded artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. All were interested in creating art for the many. Haring designed record covers for RUN DMC and David Bowie, directed a music video for Grace Jones and developed a fashion line with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. In doing so, he introduced his art and ideas to as many people as possible.

Discover how activism played a key role in Haring’s art. Compelled to speak for his generation, his art responds to urgent issues including political dictatorship, racism, homophobia, drug addiction, AIDS awareness, capitalism and the environment.

Visitors to the exhibition will see more than 85 artworks including large, vibrant paintings and drawings. Also on display are posters, photographs, and videos that capture the vibrancy of 1980s New York street culture.

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
Plan your visit


14 June – 10 November 2019

This exhibition will close early on Monday 4 November for our Amy Lamé event. Last entry into the exhibition will be at 15.00 and the gallery will close at 16.00.

Extended opening hours on Friday 8 November, 10.00–21.00. More information here.

Supported by

The Keith Haring Exhibition Supporters Group

Gladstone Gallery
Christian and Florence Levett
Herb and Lenore Schorr

Tate Members

Media partners


One of the shows of the year

The Telegraph

'Silly and earnest, simple and sophisticated, playfully camp'

The Times

'Prepare for sensory overload'

The Liverpool Echo

'He was riotous, funny and furious'

The Guardian

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