During the early ’80s, New York was a cultural incubator of sorts. The city cultivated the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring, hatched them out into the world, and forever changed our visual landscape. The work of Warhol and Haring is ubiquitous — nary a day goes by that you don’t see a T-shirt or corporate logo created by one of the two men.
Haring, however, achieved his international fame fast and died young. Diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, he immediately became a crusader by establishing the Keith Haring Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing funding for AIDS organizations and children’s programs. Before he died at the age of 31, he kept company with the likes of Madonna, Timothy Leary, and William Burroughs. He also left behind more work than artists three times his age. This Wednesday through March 17, the Moore Building (4040 NE Second Ave., Miami) will exhibit “Haring Miami,” presented by the same people who brought the mega-popular “Dali Miami” to town last year. Explore more than 200 original works, including some never exhibited pieces.
Wed., March 6, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Thu., March 7, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., March 8, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., March 9, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., March 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 2013