Keith Haring Day on FREE Fun Sunday


October 15 (Sunday)
Keith Haring Day on FREE Fun Sunday
Noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from the Gadomski Foundation and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust.

Today help us celebrate the life and art of native son Keith Haring. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1958, and raised in Kutztown, Haring made his name in New York City, producing “radiant paintings of birth and life,” quoting biographer Barry Blinderman. Here is what we have planned, starting at noon:

12:30 p.m.
A reading by Kay Haring, Keith’s younger sister, from her book The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing, in Butz Gallery next to a Keith Haring painting. 


1 p.m.
Question-and-answer session about Keith Haring’s life and career with Kay Haring in Butz Gallery.

1:30 p.m.
Kay Haring signs copies of her book The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing, in Butz Gallery. The book is illustrated by Robert Neubecker.

Keith Haring works from the Museum’s collection on view for the day in Butz Gallery.
A special Keith Haring-inspired edition of our weekly Artventures artmaking activity in Crayola Classroom.
Make your mark like Keith on a collaborative chalk wall in Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery.


1 p.m.
Movie: Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic (85 mins) follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.


2 p.m.
Free guided tour of The Poetry of Nature and American Vistas
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.

James McDougal Hart (American, 1828-1901),Landscape with Cows, 1887, oil on canvas