Mon, March 5 2012Media Contact
Cindi Creager, Director of Communications & Marketing
(212) 620-7310, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Haring Unveiled!
Center unveils newly restored Keith Haring mural and celebrates the artist's life and legacy with programming throughout the month of March.
In 1989, legendary pop artist Keith Haring completed his mural Once Upon A Time in a space that was very special to him: the men's room at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Completed months before he died of AIDS, this mural is perhaps Haring's most personal and resonant expression of sexual jouissance (pleasure), and is the only Haring mural of its kind.
While the room has been through some transformations (it now serves as a meeting room), the mural has remained one of the Center's artistic treasures. Thanks to the generous support of Mark Fletcher and Tobias Meyer we enlisted the help of Harriet Irgang Alden (Director/Senior Paintings Conservator, Rustin Levenson Art Conservation Associates) to restore this important artwork and ensure that it remains a visible part of our community for years to come.
We are proud to unveil the newly restored mural at a special invitation-only reception March 6 and, in honor of Keith Haring's life and work, we are dedicating the entire month of March to programming designed to celebrate Haring's mural and his important activist artistic legacy. Current partners include the Armory Show, the Brooklyn Museum, Visual AIDS, and the Keith
||The Center unveils the newly restored Keith Haring bathroom mural, Once Upon a Time, and celebrates the artist’s life and legacy with a month of programming.|
||The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York City
||Press should RSVP to: Cindi Creager, Director of Communications & Marketing (646) 358-1703, email@example.com|
|Public Viewing of the Keith Haring Mural
Wednesday, March 7 through Saturday, March 31, 2012
For most of March, the Haring mural will be available for public viewing during all hours of Center operations. It will resume its role as a meeting room in April.
Center Families Art Day
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Not only did Keith Haring love children, but he loved creating artwork for them. This special Center Families Play Day will feature activities centered on Haring's children's art, including his coloring book and storybooks.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Dance 208's tribute to the Paradise Garage, one of the New York's most famous and influential dance clubs, where Diana Ross, Keith Haring, Grace Jones and Madonna might have been seen on a Saturday night.
Center Cinema and Second Tuesday presents 30 Years From Here
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
30 Years From Here chronicles the AIDS crisis; activists, medical experts, and people who were on the ground describe their stories from the war on AIDS.
|Q & Gay presents Sex from the 70s to Scruff
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
From the bathhouses to smartphone apps, we'll showcase this discussion of gay New York against the backdrop of Haring's erotic art.
Center Performance presents Old-School Flygirl Throwdown!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
1980s New York saw the perfect intersection of street art and hip-hop. In honor of this amazing collaboration, we're throwing a back-in-the-day hip-hop jam.
Center Cinema presents Drawing the Line
Friday, March 30, 2012
Wrapping up our month of Haring events, The Center will offer a free community screening of the 1990 Haring documentary, Drawing the Line.
About the Center
A beacon of hope for 29 years, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center builds and supports our community through arts and culture, wellness and recovery, family services and life-saving youth programs designed to foster healthy development in a safe, affirming environment. The Center envisions a world where LGBT people will no longer face discrimination or isolation because of who we are or who we love. We offer a welcoming home to 300,000 visitors each year and we are committed to serving all LGBT people through a variety of programs, services and activities that are designed to meet existing and emerging needs.The Center is many things to many people. We invite you to experience our home at 208 West 13th Street in person and online at gaycenter.org