Rauschenberg
Rauschenberg
Rauschenberg working on a solvent transfer drawing in his Front Street studio, New York, 1958. Work in background is Untitled (1955). Photo by Jasper Johns (detail)

Rauschenberg

1925-2008

A native Texan, Robert Rauschenberg served in the U.S. Navy before studying art at the Kansas City Art Institute, Academie Julian in Paris, and Black Mountain College in North Carolina. In 1949 he moved to New York City and challenged the status quo with his Combines. Rauschenberg continued to break the mold throughout his career.  

News

Installation View, Robert Rauschenberg Against the Grid
Untitled drawings by Rauscehnberg from 1983, exhibited at Pace Gallery Seoul. Photo by Sangtae Kim

Robert Rauschenberg Against the Grid: Drawings, 1983

From September 19 – November 9, 2019, Pace Gallery in Seoul presents a selection of works on paper created in 1983 by Robert Rauschenberg. This group of thirteen drawings builds on Rauschenberg’s signature style of juxtaposing real-world images, sourced from magazines and newspapers, alongside found fabrics. Part of a larger group of twenty-two drawings, each work features a uniform grid, lightly incised on the paper in graphite. Discovered in Rauschenberg’s studio in Captiva, Florida in 2007, these drawings are being exhibited for the first time.
Jackie Vitale, 2019 Chef in Residence
Jackie Vitale, who will commence as Chef in Residence in June, looks forward to continuing to explore the intersection of food, art, ritual, and community during her time at the Rauschenberg Residency.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Names Jackie Vitale 2019-2020 Chef In Residence

Jackie Vitale is ever excited by the magic of food: as a source of joy, a community builder, a teaching tool, and a happy home for our microbial friends. She comes to Captiva from her hometown of Stuart, Florida, where she has spent the last five years growing an urban farm, restaurant, and community space, Ground Floor Farm. As the Chef in Residence, Jackie will oversee the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to providing fresh, regionally sourced food for the resident artists. She also will work to build relationships in the southwest Florida community. Jackie, co-founder of the Florida Ferment...
Residency 42 headshots of artists in residence

MEET THE ARTISTS: RAUSCHENBERG RESIDENCY 42

Visit the Artists-in-Residence page to learn more about this group of artists.
Rauschenberg Neo Dada Piece

Artwork

Art & Archives

Working in a wide range of materials, techniques, and disciplines, Rauschenberg is celebrated as a forerunner for nearly every art movement since Abstract Expressionism. Become acquainted with Rauschenberg's art and life through highlights from his career and the Foundation's archives.
Fishing and Umbrella in the Ocean

Artist

Oral History

The Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project, undertaken in collaboration with INCITE/Columbia Center for Oral History Research, is a collection of firsthand accounts, as told by the artist's family, friends, and many collaborators. To date, we have released thirty-three oral histories to the public.  
New Spring Training Crop

Archives

Collections

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives contain the most comprehensive body of information on the artist’s life and career. This rich resource includes the artist’s personal writings, sketches, correspondence, and audiovisual material, as well as documentary photographs and records from his collaborators.  
Installation view, Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, Williams College

Programs

Collaborations

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation supports programs for artists, initiatives, and institutions that embody the same innovative, inclusive, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.
Residency 28 Participants at Beach House

Residency

Experimentation

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation hosts residencies at the Foundation’s New York headquarters and at the artist’s former Captiva, Florida home and studio. These residencies are designed to provide time and space for research and artistic experimentation across the disciplines  
Inside a Church

Foundation

Vision and Mission

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation was founded by the artist in 1990, and transitioned to its current mission in 2012 – to foster the artistic and philanthropic legacy of Robert Rauschenberg through scholarship, grants, and a residency program.