Carnegie Museum of Art Announces a Season of Socially Responsive Exhibitions

Carnegie Museum of Art Announces a Season of Socially Responsive Exhibitions

Contact
Taia Pandolfi
Carnegie Museum of Art
pandolfit@cmoa.org
412.688.8690

Pittsburgh, PA—In 2020 Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) welcomes a dynamic range of exhibitions that explore the many ways artists respond to their social, cultural, and ecological contexts. This ambitious season presents visitors with opportunities to consider the ongoing and sometimes ambiguous role of the artist in some of the most crucial conversations of our time.

“Artists have always been vital contributors to debates in our public sphere,” says Eric Crosby, The Henry J. Heinz II Acting Director and Richard Armstrong Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. “Whether channeling political attitudes of the moment or creating space for conversation, artists contribute essential nuance and complexity to the issues that shape our present moment. How cultural institutions will embrace them and foster their work is a challenge for our century.”

CMOA’s upcoming calendar begins with the opening of a new dedicated space in the permanent collection galleries for the Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive, as well as a rotating gallery for photographs and works on paper. Read on to discover what lies in store for the museum’s visitors.

A young boy sits in a boxing ring with boxing gloves on, smiling at the camera

Charles “Teenie” Harris, Little boy boxer seated in boxing ring, ca. 1945, Carnegie Museum of Art, Teenie Harris Archive

Teenie Harris Gallery
Scaife Galleries
January 25, 2020–ongoing

CMOA is thrilled to announce the creation of a dedicated gallery for the Teenie Harris Archive. This space will feature iconic examples of Harris’s photographs and host a number of educational programs and community events inspired by this world-renowned collection.

Harris—who was a photographer for The Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s most influential black newspapers—created an unparalleled chronicle of African American history and culture during the mid-twentieth century. As both a member and documentarian of the black community, Harris remains an iconic figure in Pittsburgh to this day. With this installation, the museum celebrates Harris’s legacy and looks forward to creating opportunities for creative collaboration with local partners.

The Teenie Harris Gallery is organized by Dominique Luster, archivist, and Charlene Foggie-Barnett, archive specialist, Teenie Harris Archive.

Photography and Works on Paper Gallery
Scaife Galleries
January 25, 2020–ongoing

Adjacent to the Teenie Harris Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art also debuts a dedicated space for the presentation of photography and works on paper from the permanent collection. Inaugurating this space will be a selection of recent acquisitions in photography, on view through June 14, 2020. Featuring 25 works acquired over the past four years, the installation will highlight new and significant additions to the collection by artists including Ansel Adams, James Casbere, Nona Faustine, Vivian Maier, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

This installation is organized by Dan Leers, curator of photography, and Hannah Turpin, curatorial assistant for modern and contemporary art and photography.

Counterpressures
Forum Gallery
February 21–July 26, 2020

The 83rd installation of CMOA’s Forum series presents a thematic group exhibition that addresses the present urgency of global warming. The title, taken from a quotation in Pittsburgh environmentalist Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962), identifies the show’s specific focus on the fraught relationship between human impact and environmental response.

This exhibition features new and existing work by ten Pittsburgh-based artists who are acknowledging the transitory state of our environment, the ecological, economic, and public health consequences on the horizon, and how these conditions intersect with their own lived experiences. Through their selections of materials, the use of data and documentation, their surrealist imaginings, or references to urban development and disconnection from nature, these works grapple with the eclogical present and its uncertain future.

Counterpressures has been developed in partnership with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the oldes continuously-exhibiting visual arts organization in the country. Artists include Allison Blair, Paper Buck, Seth Clark, Tara Fay Coleman, Christine Holtz, Stephanie Martin, Travis Mitzel, Njaimeh Njie, Su Su, and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

Counterpressures is organized by Hannah Turpin, curatorial assistant for modern and contemporary art and photography.

Major funding for the Forum series is generously provided by the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation.

An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain
Heinz Galleries
March 14–July 26, 2020

Carnegie Museum of Art presents the first comprehensive survey of the work of photographer An-My Lê (American, born Vietnam, 1960). Featuring photographs from each of the artist’s major bodies of work, An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain creates connections across Lê’s career and provides unprecedented insight into her subtle, evocative images, which draw on traditions of landscape photography to explore the complexity of war and conflict.

Born in the midst of the Vietnam War, Lê vividly remembers the sights, sounds, and smells of growing up in a war zone. She and her family were evacuated by the US military in 1975. It would take another 20 years for Lê to return to her homeland, this time with a large-format camera in tow. Since then, she has spent nearly twenty-five years recording the impact of the military on people, the landscape, and cultural memory.

The exhibition features selections from each of Lê’s seven series, including works from her latest series, Silent General, on view for the first time.

An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is organized by Dan Leers, curator of photography. Major support for this exhibitio is provided by Lannan Foundation, Philip and Edith Leonian Foundation, and The Martin G. McGuinn Art Exhibition Fund. Additional support is provided by The Fellows of Carnegie Museum of Art.

The Fabricated Landscape
Heinz Architectural Center
May 9–September 13, 2020

This exhibition presents work by ten architectural practices from around the world, each represented by three projects that range from single houses to projects that operate at the scale of the natural terrain and urban infrastructure. All of these projects exhibit a sensibility toward the larger world to which they belong and contribute.

Each of these practices looks anew at architecture’s need to communicate with and augment the public sphere. These architects approach urban intervention and landscape with an alertness to sociopolitical issues and a renewed appreciation of craft. Several of the projects are specific to postindustrial communities and the Global South. Many of the objects have not been exhibited previously in the United States.

The Fabricated Landscape features projects by Assemble (England), Frida Escobedo (Mexico), Go Hasegawa and Associates (Japan), Studio Anna Heringer (Germany), Studio Anne Holtrop (Bahrain), LCLA office (Colombia/Norway), MAIO (Spain), OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Belgium), SO–IL (USA), and UMWELT (Chile).

This exhibition is organized by Raymund Ryan, curator, Heinz Architectural Center.

Support for this exhibition was provided by the Drue Heinz Trust, which also provides generous support for the operations and other programs of the Heinz Architectural Center.


Support

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mission

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History

Contacts
Taia Pandolfi
Carnegie Museum of Art
pandolfit@cmoa.org
412.688.8690

Sloan MacRae
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
macraes@carnegimnh.org
412.353.4678

Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History announce the return of beloved holiday traditions, from family-friendly events to seasonal parties, that make the museums a favorite winter destination.

The popular Carnegie Trees display, presented by the Women’s Committee, returns to Carnegie Museum of Art this year with the theme of “Artfully Inspired.” Five massive Colorado Spruce trees will be trimmed with decorations inspired by favorite artworks from the museum’s collection. The display opens with a celebration hosted by the Women’s Committee on Wednesday, December 4.

A visit to Carnegie Museum of Art’s Neapolitan presepio, one of the finest nativity scenes of its kind, has been a Pittsburgh holiday favorite since 1957. Handcrafted between 1700 and 1830, the lifelike figures in the presepio recreate the nativity within a vibrant and detailed panorama of 18th-century Italian village life. The presepio will be on view from December 1, 2019, through January 12, 2020.

A close view of holiday decorations on a glittering evergreen tree.

Installation view of the Carnegie Trees display, Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo: Tom Little

By visitor demand, National Geographic returns to Carnegie Museum of Natural History with 50 extraordinary images of animals in nature. 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs exemplifies the publication’s unmatched legacy of artistic, scientific, and technical achievement and provides a perfect complement to a visit to the museum’s acclaimed wildlife halls.

Both museums will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, but will be open during normal visiting hours for the rest of the season. Read on to learn more about upcoming holiday programs.

A large nativity scene on a green-clothed table in front of a plaster architectural cast.

Installation view of the Neapolitan presepio, ca. 1700–1830, Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo: Bryan Conley

Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA)

Art Chat: A Delight for the Senses: The Still Life
Daily, 12:15–12:45 p.m.
Free with admission
Examine the beauty of the still life genre through a casual chat with a docent in this exhibition.

Art Chat: Neapolitan presepio
Daily, drop in 1–3 p.m.
Free with admission
Explore the Neapolitan presepio, a 17th and 18th century nativity scene, in the Hall of Architecture and learn its history from a docent.

ART TIL 8
Thursdays, 5–8 p.m.
50% off admission
Grab a friend and kick-start your weekend! Explore the galleries, see live performances, and create handmade gift wrap. Visit the CMOA and CMNH stores for special discounts.

ARTventures
Weekends, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Also December 26, 27, 30, and 31
Free with admission
Celebrate the season together as you tell a story of winter-themed art in the galleries by arranging words in front of artworks. Perfect for families.

Story Sundays
December 1 and 15, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Free with admission
Cozy up and enjoy listening to a winter-themed story, explore related works in the galleries, then create your own artwork to take home. Perfect for families.

Winter Wonderland
December 13, 7–10 p.m.
$25 (Members: $20)
Get fancy and come have fun at your art museum! Snap snazzy photos, dance under snowflakes, craft holiday keepsakes, get cozy in our galleries, and create memories with friends during this 21+ event.

Winter Wonderland Pajama Party
December 14, 5–7 p.m.
Adults: $10; Kids 3–12: $5; Kids under 3: Free
Grab your best holiday pajamas and meet at the museum! Jam out in your jammies at a family dance party, take holiday photos, make gifts, eat cookies, and enjoy story time in the galleries.

A group of kids smile and laugh, posing next to oversize plastic ladybugs.

Kids enjoy Super Science Saturday at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Elf on the Shelf
Andy the Elf returns to the museum on December 1! Follow the adventures of our Elf on the Shelf on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook all month long. Don’t forget to behave when you visit the museum—we want andy to say only good things to Santa!

Letters to Santa
November 29–December 30
Free with admission
Send your letters to Santa from the museum! Look for Sven, our friendly reindeer, in Discover Basecamp, where he watches over the mailbox and ushers your letters to Santa Claus.

Star Wars After Dark
December 6, 6–10 p.m.
$15 online; $20 at the door (Members: $13.50)
A long, long time ago in a museum on Forbes Avenue…Star Wars After Dark became the best holiday party in town! Embrace the chill of the Hoth-like Polar World, find out what Ewoks and Wookiees have in common with mammals, and sip on festive cocktails. Costumes encouraged!

Super Science Saturday: Holidays Around the World
December 14, noon–4 p.m.
Free with admission
Travel around the world as you explore holiday-themed stations throughout the museum. Learn about holiday traditions from many cultures through amazing artifacts, festive holiday foods, and hands-on crafts at this family event.

Sensory-Friendly Saturday: Holidays Around the World
December 28, 8:30–10 a.m.
Adults: $9.95 (Seniors: $7.50, Kids: $5.95, Kids under 2: Free)
The museum will open its galleries early for a sensory-friendly holiday celebration! Visit stations throughout the museum to learn about holiday traditions from many cultures through amazing artifacts, festive artifacts, and more. Say hello to Sven, our friendly reindeer!

Shop at the Museums

Museum Store Sunday
December 1, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
No admission required
Shop with us and support your museums! Members receive 25% off regularly priced purchases and non-members receive 20% off purchases over $50. The CMOA Store offers free gift wrap from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Extra Shopping Day
December 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
No admission required
Finish up your holiday shopping at the CMOA and CMNH stores! The museums are closed, but the shops will stay open and feature special discounts.


Support

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mission

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.

Experience the Whimsy of Lina Bo Bardi’s Drawings at Carnegie Museum of Art

Experience the Whimsy of Lina Bo Bardi’s Drawings at Carnegie Museum of Art
Exhibition in the Heinz Architectural Center Highlights Bo Bardi’s Creative Practice

Contact
Taia Pandolfi
Carnegie Museum of Art
pandolfit@cmoa.org
412.688.8690

Lina Bo Bardi Draws
November 22, 2019–March 29, 2020
Heinz Architectural Center

Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) is thrilled to present an exhibition exploring the drawing practice of famed 20th-century architect Lina Bo Bardi. Lina Bo Bardi Draws brings together a selection of nearly 100 drawings, ranging from Bo Bardi’s early life to the end of her career, from more than 6,000 drawings in her extensive archives in São Paulo.

Bo Bardi was a prolific and idiosyncratic designer. Born in Italy, she was educated in Rome and worked in the Milan studio of the Modernist architect Gio Ponti. Bo Bardi moved to Brazil in 1946, where her interest in local materials and practices enriched her Modernist approach to design. Her most notable projects include the Museu de Arte in São Paulo (MASP) and SESC Pompeia, a factory rehabilitated into a cultural center, also in São Paulo. Her creative work extended far beyond architecture, incorporating furniture and jewelry design, theatrical design, teaching, curating, and architectural criticism.

The exhibition invites visitors to explore the importance of drawing to this influential architect’s design process and built work. Completed in a variety of media—pencil, watercolor, gouache, felt pen, pen and ink—the drawings reveal Bo Bardi’s broad view of design and architecture as accessible to everyone, nurtured by her interest in nature and everyday life.

A colorful mixed media artwork showing the inside of a building, two people walking down a pathway, and colorful banners on the ceiling.

Lina Bo Bardi, Study for furniture design at Milan Triennale (detail), ca. 1946, Courtesy of INSTITUTO BARDI / CASA DE VIDRO

“Drawing, with its slow and intimate gestures, was her way of dwelling in the world,” writes curator Zeuler R. Lima, PhD, in his introduction to Lina Bo Bardi Drawings (Princeton University Press, 2019). “Drawing conveyed, at the tip of her hands, a representational purpose and also a somewhat magical realism spell.”

A version of this exhibition, also curated by Lima, appeared at the Fundacío Joan Miró in Barcelona as Lina Bo Bardi Drawing from February to May 2019.

Lina Bo Bardi Draws is curated by Zeuler R. Lima and brought to the museum by the Heinz Architectural Center.


Support

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mission

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.

Behold the Beauty of the Still Life in A Delight for the Senses

Exhibition Features Carnegie Museum of Art’s First Dutch 17th Century Still Life, Gift of the Late Drue Heinz

Contact
Taia Pandolfi
Carnegie Museum of Art
pandolfit@cmoa.org
412.688.8690

A Delight for the Senses: The Still Life
November 2, 2019–March 15, 2020
Gallery One

Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) is excited to present a new exhibition exploring the rich tradition of still life painting in A Delight for the Senses: The Still Life. Once considered the lowliest genre of painting, the still life has long been overshadowed in the history of art; in this exhibition, visitors will encounter examples from nearly 250 years of the tradition, from the 17th century of Dutch and Flemish painting to America’s Gilded Age.

On the surface, these picturesque arrangements are easy to appreciate for their aesthetic beauty and skillful rendering. A closer look at these sumptuous, calculated arrays of objects ranging from the mundane to the luxurious reveals moral undertones and allusions to the transience of life. The exhibition asks visitors to look closely and unearth meanings that resonate with them while considering the tradition of this once humble genre.

A bowl of ripe lemons, some peeled, with greenery in the background.

Jacob Fopsen van Es, Still Life with Lemons, ca. 1660, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of the Drue Heinz Charitable Trust

Special loans from the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Frick Pittsburgh, and severala local private collections will be featured, along with recent bequests from the late Drue Heinz that include the first Golden Age still life in the museum’s collection: Still Life with Lemons, ca. 1660, a painting by Jacob Fopsen van Es that makes its debut in this exhibition.

“We are particularly excited to show the van Es painting,” says Akemi May, assistant curator of Fine Arts. “It’s a marriage of perfectly balanced composition and remarkable technical skill that embody this high point in the still life genre. You almost want to reach out and pick up the lemon peel.”

A dark table showing two bottles of beer, one glass full to the brim with beer, and a large slice of cheese on a cake plate.

Albert Francis King, Late Night Snack, ca. 1900, Carnegie Museum of Art, Purchase, Gift of R. K. Mellon Family Foundation

The exhibition is accompanied by two public events. On November 16, the museum hosts a free event featuring still life photographer Charlee Brodsky in conversation with May; they will discuss the history of the genre and Brodsky’s own practice. This is followed by a $10 hands-on still life composition workshop led by Brodsky, wherein participants will learn how to use lighting and framing to create a still life of their own.

A Delight for the Senses: The Still Life is curated by Akemi May, assistant curator, Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art.

A dark table showing fruit, leaves, and plates in an array of autumnal colors.

Severin Roesen, Still Life with Fruit, ca. 1854–1855, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Gulf Oil Corporation, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation


Support

Major support for this exhibition is provided by Elizabeth Hurtt Branson and Douglas Branson. Additional support is provided by the Virginia Kaufman Fund.

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mission

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.

Carnegie Museum Of Art Announces Major Survey Of The Prints Of Jasper Johns

Contact
Taia Pandolfi
Carnegie Museum of Art
pandolfit@cmoa.org
412.688.8690

An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018
October 12, 2019–January 19, 2020
Heinz Galleries

Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) is pleased to announce it will be the premiering venue for a major touring exhibition dedicated to the printed work of iconic American artist Jasper Johns. Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, which holds a complete archive of the artist’s prints, An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018 presents a rare opportunity for visitors to explore the influential artists’ work in depth.

When Jasper Johns’s paintings of flags and targets debuted in 1958, they brought him instant acclaim and established him as a critical link between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. In the ensuing 60 years, Johns has continued to astonish viewers with the beauty and complexity of his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints. Today, he is widely considered one of America’s most influential artists.

A colorful target on a bright background with a few paint drips coming from the bottom edge

Jasper Johns, Target, 1974, screen print on paper, 35 1/8 x 27 3/8 in., ed. 3/70, Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Judy and Kenneth Dayton, 1988. © Jasper Johns/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Four Carnegie Internationals in the 1950s and 1960s featured Johns’s work, and he received the exhibition’s top Carnegie Prize twice. These events aligned with a monumentally important era for his career, a period that would secure Johns’s status as an artist of international influence and acclaim.

“Jasper Johns has a significant history with this museum,” says Eric Crosby, Henry J. Heinz II Acting Director and Richard Armstrong Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. “We are honored to present his prints in greater depth to our audience and launch the tour of such an important exhibition.”

An Art of Changes surveys six decades of Johns’s work in printmaking through a selection of some 90 works in intaglio, lithography, woodcut, linoleum cut, screen printing, and lead relief. This broad selection of works manifests the shifts in subject, material, and mood over the course of Johns’s virtuosic career.

Organized in four thematic, roughly chronological sections, the exhibition follows Johns as he revises and recycles key motifs over time. While his early works were intentionally uninflected, later images are more personal, melancholic, and even surreal.

Two U.S. flags side by side: the left one is brighter and cleaner and the right is dingier, the white of the stripes yellowed and greying

Jasper Johns, Flags I, 1973, screen print on paper, 27 3/8 x 35 ½ in., ed. 3/65, Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Judy and Kenneth Dayton, 1988. © Jasper Johns/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

The exhibition begins with a group of works based on common signs and symbols, such as flags, targets, and the alphabet—familiar subjects from the paintings that launched his career—which Johns refers to as “things the mind already knows.” Works in this section include the Color Numeral Series of 1969; the bravura screen print Flags I (1973); and Fragments of a Letter (2010), which presents a text in both English and American Sign Language.

In the second section, viewers will experience prints of artists’ tools and materials, such as stretched canvases, brushes, rulers, and color names. A highlight of this section is the series Fragments According to What (1971), seven prints based on motifs Johns extracted from his eponymous 1964 painting. Also in this section are Souvenir (1972), the first print in which Johns included an image of himself; the offset lithograph Decoy II (1971–73), made from castoff examples of an earlier print; and six variations of his well-known image of paintbrushes in a Savarin coffee can.

Jasper Johns, Savarin, 1977, lithograph on paper, 45 1/2 x 34 in., ed. 3/50, Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Judy and Kenneth Dayton, 1988. © Jasper Johns and U.L.A.E./VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, Published by Universal Limited Art Editions

The third section features abstract works based on motifs such as flagstones and hatch marks. These became a rich source that he returned to often during the 1970s and beyond. Works in this section include Between the Clock and the Bed (1989) and Within (2007).

During the mid-1980s, Johns began using overtly personal motifs in his work, acknowledging that although he had tried in his early work to keep his emotions and personality hidden, it was finally time to “drop the reserve.” His paintings and prints began to teem with autobiographical and personal imagery. These motifs are featured in the final section of the show, which features a series of large-scale intaglios, The Seasons (1987). Also on view are several prints that incorporate elements of a portrait by Pablo Picasso, such as Face with Watch (1996) and Untitled (2016); and a series from 2014, Regrets, which are based on a photograph of the artist Lucien Freud and stamped “Regrets/Jasper Johns.”

The exhibition is accompanied by weekend tours and daily drop-in conversations with docents, free with admission.

Jasper Johns, The Seasons (Summer), 1987, intaglio on paper, 26 ¼ x 19 1/18 in., ed. 3/73, Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Judy and Kenneth Dayton, 1988, © Jasper Johns and U.L.A.E./VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, Published by Universal Limited Art Editions

“Johns reinvented the medium of printmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and since he has continually used it to reinvent himself as an artist,” says Crosby. “This exhibition will be nothing short of a master class in visual creativity.”

An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018 is organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Major support is provided by Judy Dayton and the Prospect Creek Foundation.

The exhibition is curated by Joan Rothfuss, guest curator, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center. Carnegie Museum of Art’s presentation is organized by Eric Crosby, Henry J. Heinz II Acting Director and Richard Armstrong Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art.


Support

Major support for this exhibition is provided by The Virginia Kaufman Fund, the James H. and Idamae B Rich Art Exhibition Endowment, the Bernard S. & Barbara F. Mars Fund, and the Martin G McGuinn Art Exhibition Fund.

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mission

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.