press release

As a special complement to The Aztec Empire exhibition, the Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Guggenheim presents Keith Haring: New Wave Aztec. The exhibition features a diverse selection of the artist's drawings, objects, and prints.

Haring was a student of art history in its broadest sense. He was particularly interested in semiotics (the study of signs) and art from a variety of cultures, including Pre-Columbian, Egyptian, and Asian. As a result, Haring's work includes many symbols and icons that deeply resonate with the objects on display in The Aztec Empire. The influence of Aztec imagery on his compositions underscores the contemporary relevance of the ancient Aztec empire. Haring's street-based art embodies a creative synergy, bringing together distinct cultures and eras.


Keith Haring: New Wave Aztec