NEW YORK (AP) — A new exhibition in New York City focuses on the early career of artist Keith Haring."Keith Haring: 1978-1982" at the Brooklyn Museum includes his maze-like works on paper, 30 black-and-white subway drawings, experimental videos and rarely seen sketchbooks and journals.The bohemian atmosphere of downtown New York in the 1970s and 1980s had a huge impact on Haring's art.He came to New York in 1978 from Kutztown, Pa., and attended the School for Visual Arts for a year. He immersed himself in the city's underground art and music scene and gay subculture.The show also explores his role as a curator of other artists' works. The flyers he designed promoting alternative space exhibitions are part of the show. It runs through July 8.

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