Keith Haring: Art to the Streets is a large-scale touring exhibition of Keith Haring, a renowned American artist of the 1980s known for his bright pop imagery, that is held at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Gallery Wing 3F Gallery.

Based on the belief that “art is for everybody”, Haring disseminated his work throughout everyday life using the subway and streets based mainly in New York. In this way, he gave everyone the opportunity to encounter art. Moreover, in an era predating the internet and social media, Haring conveyed strong social messages to a chaotic society through his works. This made a pioneering figure in the effort to expand the potential of an art-based dialogue with the general public. During his fast-paced 31-year life, Haring spent roughly a decade working as an artist. However, his impressive works, distinguished by their simple bold lines, are still loved by people all over the world, inspiring collaborations in a host of different genres.

This exhibition presents a comprehensive collection of approximately 150 pieces, including the subway drawings that made Haring’s name to monumental, a six-meter-long work and important materials detailing the artist’s special link to Japan. Haring’s art, which he used to fight against latent social violence and inequality, and discrimination and lack of government support for HIV/AIDS community until the end of his life, transcends both time and space, retaining the power to touch our hearts even today.

Silence=Death 1989

Untited 1988

Icons 1990

All Keith Haring Artwork ©Keith Haring Foundation

Photo by ©Makoto Murata

Keith Haring (1958-1990)

Born in the northeastern U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In the early 1980s, Keith Haring first attracted attention with a project called Subway Drawings in which he made drawings on unused advertising boards inside the New York subway system. After emerging as a leading cultural of the era alongside Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haring enjoyed international acclaim. He made murals and held workshops all over the world, including in Japan, and also became known for his efforts to prevent and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and promote children’s welfare. Haring died in 1990 at the age of 31 due to AIDS-related complications.


KEITH HARING: Art to the Streets


April 27 (Sat) - June 23 (Sun), 2024
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Gallery Wing 3F Gallery
Opening hours:
10:00 - 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)

Closed: Mondays ※On holidays, the Museum will be open on Monday and closed the following day

Tickets (tax included):
Adults: 2,000 yen (1,800 yen)
High school and university students: 1,200 yen (1,000 yen)
Elementary and junior high school students: 500 yen(300 yen)

Prices in parentheses ( ) are for advance sales and groups of 20 or more.
Admission is free for preschool children.
Please show your student ID card for admission at the student price.
Persons with a disability certificate (including one caregiver) can purchase tickets for half price of Same-day ticket (proof of disability required).
*Advance ticket sales period: February 17(Sat), 2024 10:00 - April 26(Fri), 2024 23:59

Tickets available from here
Organized by:
The Asahi Shimbun, Kansai Television Co. Ltd., TOEI COMPANY, LTD.
Co-organized by:
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
With the special cooperation of:
Nakamura Keith Haring Collection
With the cooperation of:
PIA Corporation
Supported by:
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Information on the traveling exhibitions

  • Fukuoka
    Fukuoka Art Museum
    July 13(Saturday)- September 8(Sunday), 2024
  • Nagoya
    From September to November 2024 (tentative)
  • Shizuoka
    From November 2024 to January 2025 (tentative)
  • Mito
    From February to April 2025 (tentative)

Past venues

  • Tokyo
    Mori Arts Center Gallery
    December 9 (Saturday), 2023 – February 25 (Sunday), 2024