03/15/2012 04:33 pm ET

Keith Haring At Brooklyn Museum Opening: Courtney Love, Susan Sarandon, And More (PHOTOS)

Brooklyn Museum celebrated the opening of the first, large-scale exhibition exploring the early career of artist Keith Haring on Wednesday with a special dinner party in honor of the retrospective.

Guests included Susan Sarandon, Courtney Love (who recently made headlines claiming "The Muppets" raped Nirvana), Patricia Field, and many more.

The exhibition specifically highlights Haring's early years from his New York City arrival eventually befriending artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf.

The exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, March 16 and runs through July 8.

Check out photos from the party below: