Each Lightbox features a curated selection of artworks and archival materials, providing a focused look at central themes and topics of interest. Click “View All” to see the full selection of images and expanded text.
Rauschenberg’s collaborative relationship with choreographer Merce Cunningham
Trisha Brown and Rauschenberg's life-long friendship and performance collaborations.
Rauschenberg’s dedication to art and technology crossover
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Rauschenberg’s earliest explorations of avant-garde dance and performance
Rauschenberg’s encounters and collaborations with other artists at Black Mountain were critical to the development of his artistic sensibility.
Rauschenberg’s transfer drawings combine imagery excerpted from printed mass media with hand drawn and painted passages to create pictorial poems.
Tethering wall and floor elements was a recurrent device used by Rauschenberg to blur and transcend the distinction between painting and sculpture.
In this lightbox, the Red Paintings (1953–54) explore the combination of paint, collage, and found objects that anticipate the three-dimensionality of Rauschenberg’s celebrated Combines begun shortly thereafter.
This lightbox presents posters made for a variety of purposes over the course of Rauschenberg’s career: from those designed to advertise his own exhibitions and the work of his collaborators, to promotional pieces for the many social and political causes he supported.
While Rauschenberg is known as a brilliant colorist, this lightbox explores the artist’s periodic retreat to low- or no-color artworks throughout his career.
This is a re-creation of Rauschenberg's first solo exhibition at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, May 14 - June 2, 1951.