The Art of Keith Haring

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Art of Keith Haring
Fall 2022
Taught By: Ricardo Montez
Section: A

CRN: 14156

Credits: 3

This class explores the world of Keith Haring, one of the most prolific artists of the 1980s. Inspired by Haring’s energetic engagement with New York City and his dynamic use of line, the course will take students on a journey through the exciting realms of hip hop, downtown performance art and queer nightlife. Andy Warhol, Brion Gysin, Grace Jones, Madonna, and Fab Five Freddy represent just a few of the inspirational figures we will study. Situating Haring in an historical context, we will examine the aesthetic practices and countercultural legacies that were vital to Haring’s development as an artist. In addition, students will think through multiple frameworks for understanding Haring’s art—including Primitivism and Pop—and critically address the formal aspects of his work. This interdisciplinary course moves beyond a traditional art history approach to its subject and follows Haring’s line across time and surfaces. We will focus on the various ways that Haring’s art performs in different contexts and investigate the politics of his art, particularly in regards to Haring’s negotiations with race and sexuality.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:00am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/18/2022