From the birth of ACT UP to the famous Keith Haring mural, The Center provides a forum for artists and activists, hosting thousands of events and activities each year. This exhibit takes a look at some of the incredible artworks created and contained within The Center's walls.

Much of the artwork featured in this exhibit was part of "The Center Show," a 1989 exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion.

For the 1989 "Center Show," curators Rick Barnett and Barbara Sahlman asked 41 artists to craft site specific-artwork around the building in an attempt to beautify and enhance The Center for visitors.

Works have been preserved and showcased as a result of recent renovations to The Center.

One of the most notable works is Keith Haring's 1989 mural, "Once Upon A Time," which celebrates male sexual liberation in the days before the AIDS epidemic.

"Once Upon a Time" was completed just nine months before Haring died of AIDS.

Artworks at The Center are available to the public for viewing. Stop by The Center to check them out in person—we’re open 365 days a year!
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Thanks to The Keith Haring Foundation.

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