The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters: Jasper Johns and Goya's Demons

Monday, May 5, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The Paul J. Sachs Drawings Galleries, third floor

Indirectly inspired by a seminal work by Francisco de Goya, in which the Spanish artist appears to be bedeviled by creatures that prowl in the dark, Jasper Johns created a suite of original works across diverse mediums, using Goya’s demons as a point of departure to investigate his own state of mind and creative process. Join us to look closely at Johns’s latest works, and investigate the commonalities in artists’ interests across historical periods.

In conjunction with the exhibition Jasper Johns: Regrets

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.