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ART | Keith Haring: "Apocalypse" 

Keith Haring's "Apocalypse" portfolio gives visual representation to a time when HIV/AIDS did, in fact, look something like an usher to the end of mankind. An activist through his art, Haring teamed up with writer William S. Burroughs in 1988 to create drawings and poetry as a vision of the HIV virus as the harbinger of the end of the world. Haring began his art career in the subways of New York City and was catapulted into fame following a few high-profile commissions. With a style that intermingled high- and low-brow art, Haring used his social regard to raise awareness around AIDS, apartheid and the crack cocaine epidemic. Haring began the "Apocalypse" project shortly after being diagnosed with AIDS himself and paired each image with Burrough's stream-of-consciousness poetry. Haring died two years later at the age of 31.

Keith Haring: "Apocalypse" is in the Lockhart Gallery at Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue), Friday, June 10, through August 28, during normal museum hours. MAG's hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and first Fridays until 9 p.m. Tickets are $14 general admission, $10 for seniors, $5 for college students with an ID and children 6-18, and free for children under five.

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