Jasper Johns’ 60 year career has splayed across painting, drawing, sculpture, but in every medium his distinctly muted style has helped us understand the peculiarities of how we see. Known for his iconic images of American flags, targets and numbers, Johns has been celebrated around the world, even receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.
In 2012 the Evelyn D. Haas Exhibition Fund supported the first Bay Area survey of the American artist’s work for 35 years at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition, Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind’s Eye, included 90 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints that provide a rich overview of the artist’s work. Curators at the museum made a special effort to bring together Johns’s works from SFMOMA and other Bay Area collections, and borrowed several pieces from the artist himself.
Seeing with the Mind’s Eye is part of a long line of major exhibitions supported by the Evelyn D. Haas Exhibition Fund, named for the cofounder of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, who passed away in 2010.
Learn more about the exhibit here.