Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ is now open at The Broad, featuring more than 120 of the artist’s most significant paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. In the first full survey of his work in more than 50 years in Southern California, the exhibit features six decades of rarely loaned artworks from Johns’ career—many never before seen in Los Angeles.
Widely known for his iconic early images of flags, targets, maps and numbers, Jasper Johns is an artist of unparalleled importance in the last century. With loans from dozens of museums and private collections from around the world, including significant works from the Broad collection, the exhibition traces the evolution of the artist’s wide-ranging practice encompassing the full range of Johns’ materials, motifs and techniques.
The Broad will be launching a diverse slate of public programming to be presented in conjunction with the special exhibition. Encompassing music, performance, dance, poetry and live discussion, the programs will explore the artists and art forms that inspired Johns and some of his most important works, providing a richer understanding of the iconic American artist who has inspired generations of artists practicing in Los Angeles and around the world.
A contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles, The Broad founded was founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The museum offers free general admission and is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot building features two floors of gallery space.
Sponsored by Louis Vuitton, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ is open to the public now through May 13, 2018. Tickets are $25 for adults, free for children 17 and under, and will include same-day general admission for The Broad’s third floor galleries. The Broad will also host free First Thursdays with free standby admission to the special exhibition from 4-7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month during the exhibition’s run (Mar. 1, Apr. 5 and May 3, 2018).
By: Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Photo Credit: Jena Howe