Patrons family morning: ‘Jasper Johns’

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Saturday 14 October 2017
8.45 — 10am

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Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’

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Jasper Johns, Painted Bronze, 1960.

Painted bronze. 34.3 x 20.3 cm. Private collection © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017 Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Jamie Stukenberg.

RA Patrons are invited to spend a family-friendly morning exploring Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’, before the galleries open to the public.

Widely known for his iconic images of flags, targets, numbers, maps and light bulbs, Jasper Johns has occupied a central position in American art since his first solo exhibition in New York in 1958. His treatment of iconography and appropriation of objects, symbols and words makes the familiar unfamiliar, achieving this through the distinctive, complex textures of his works. Through his ground-breaking paintings and sculptures, Johns established a decisive new direction in an art world that had previously been dominated by Abstract Expressionism.

Comprising over 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ will reveal the continuities and changes that have occurred over the past six decades and the curiosity and experimentation that Johns continues to apply to his current practice.

The morning will include short educational tours of the exhibition, an art workshop in the galleries and a light breakfast. The recommended age is 5-11, but of course all ages are welcome.

As part of their annual benefits, Patrons can choose a morning family view in exchange for an opening reception.

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Saturday 14 October 2017

8.45 — 10am

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free. Patrons only.

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