event · October 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns, arguably the single most influential living American artist, has spent his radically inventive, seven-decade career redefining every artistic medium he has worked in. In an unprecedented collaboration, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York will simultaneously stage a retrospective of Johns’s career, featuring a vast body of work that includes painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, books, and costumes and set design.

Inspired by the artist’s long-standing fascination with mirroring and doubles, the two halves of the exhibition will be reflections of one another, featuring themes, methods, and images that echo both within each of the two venues, and between them. Viewed individually or together, the two-part exhibition will offer viewers an immersive, well-rounded, and innovative exploration of the artist’s fundamental working logic, and the many phases, facets, and masterworks of his remarkable ongoing evolution.


Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130 US