Presented by Dena M. Woodall, associate curator, prints and drawings

The exhibition Jasper Johns: 100 Variations on a Theme centers on a series of 100 unique prints Jasper Johns made in 2015. This extraordinary suite of monoprints offers an overview of his career, providing the opportunity to see the artist’s creative process at work.

As a basis for the series, Johns etched his palm imprint and American Sign Language symbols onto a single intaglio plate, then transformed that image 100 times, using string, stenciled numbers, more handprints, and leaves from trees on his Connecticut property. To give context to Johns’s recurring themes and motifs, the exhibition also features works on paper by the artist from the MFAH collections and private collections.

This talk explores the creation of the extraordinary series; why each impression is unique and cannot be replicated; and how the series continues and expands the recurring themes of Johns’s work.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019 3 p.m.

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from:
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Jerold B. Katz Foundation
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sharon G. Dies
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Houston Junior Woman’s Club
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
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Tilman Fertitta Family
Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone
William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust
Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation
Texas Commission on the Arts
Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III
Humanities Texas
Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell
Marilyn G. Lummis
Mary Lynn and Steve Marks
John L. Nau III
Strake Foundation
The Summerlee Foundation
Isla Carroll Turner Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler
Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation
The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
International Fine Print Dealers Association
Polly and Murry Bowden
Nancy and James Gordon
Lubrizol Foundation
and additional generous donors

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

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