Robert Rauschenberg Portrait

Robert Rauschenberg, painter, New York, May 2, 1960. Photo: Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation

Mission

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the legacy of Rauschenberg’s life and work. The foundation supports artists, initiatives, and institutions that embody the same innovative, inclusive, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.

The foundation focuses on three major areas: 1) increasing public access to and scholarship of Rauschenberg’s artwork; 2) cultivating emerging and established artists through a residency program at a 20-acre campus in Captiva, Florida, formerly the artist's home and studio; and 3) supporting philanthropic initiatives that connect art, culture, and creativity.

 

Land Acknowledgment

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation acknowledges and respects the traditional territories that we are grateful to inhabit. We are honored to assemble on the ancestral homelands of the Calusa and the Seminoles in Captiva, the Lenape in Manhattan, and the Lenape and the Wappinger in Westchester. We are committed to continue their legacy of preserving the environmental integrity of these remarkable places and cultivating sustainable land use practices.