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UP CLOSE is a video series featuring The Broad's curators Ed Schad and Sarah Loyer as they take a deeper look at works in the Broad collection.

Title: UP CLOSE: Jasper Johns
Presented by: The Broad and East West Bank
Originally Posted: April 16, 2020
Curator: Ed Schad

Curator Ed Schad spent years studying one of the great artworks in the Broad collection, Jasper Johns's Watchman. In the latest episode of Up Close, Schad delves into Watchman and shares a turning point in his interpretation of this remarkable work. Tap to watch the full video on IGTV, and learn about Johns’s lifelong preoccupation with questioning the meanings behind familiar symbols, objects, and images.

About The Broad
The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission and presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The Broad is home to more than 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is one of the world's most prominent collections of postwar and contemporary art.


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