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Jasper Johns
SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd St., San Francisco, CA 94103
November 3, 2012 - February 3, 2013

What's On Now: Jasper Johns Seeing with the Mind's Eye

Jasper Johns' 'Seeing with the Mind's Eye' is currently on view at SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art till Feb. 13, 2013.
For nearly 60 years, Jasper Johns has found new ways to explore, as he once put it, "how we see and why we see the way we do." This major exhibition — the artist's first Bay Area museum survey in 35 years — represents the full range of his career, from his tremendously influential renderings of numbers, flags, and other symbols in the 1950s and 1960s to vibrant recent work. It both reveals the scope of Johns's achievement and reflects the particular interest in his art in the Bay Area, bringing together for the first time works from SFMOMA and other local public and private collections as well as several key works lent by the artist himself. With some 90 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, this is a rich overview of Johns's art — an invitation to look closely, and look again.

Jasper Johns, 0 through 9, 1960; oil on canvas; 72 x 54 in. (182.8 x 137.1 cm); Collection of Helen and Charles Schwab, fractional gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Mark your calendars for these related events:
Curator Talk: Julie Charles on Jasper Johns's 0 through 9 - Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Starting Thursday, November 29, 2012.
Daily Video Screenings: Jasper Johns: Ideas in Paint - Daily (except Wednesdays and Sundays), 2:30 p.m
Public Tours: Free Gallery Tours- Topics change daily for these free, docent-led tours. Daily (except Wednesdays): 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays: 7:15 p.m.
Mobile Tour: Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile - Explore SFMOMA's extraordinary collection with our handheld multimedia tour. Ongoing. 
Family Sunday: Just DO It - As Jasper Johns said, "Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it." Come and see how we DO it at SFMOMA on Family Sunday. Sundays till December 30, 2012.
Teacher Program: Special Saturday for Teachers - SFMOMA invites Bay Area teachers to spend a special morning in the galleries to view Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind's Eye before the museum opens to the public. Saturday, December 01, 2012

(Image on top: Jasper Johns, Figure 9, from Color Numeral Series, 1969; color lithograph, A.P. VII/XI, ed. of 40; 38 x 31 in. (96.5 x 78.7 cm); Published by Gemini G.E.L.; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Jasper Johns and Gemini G.E.L./Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/13/12

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