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Photo: © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Courtesy Art + Commerce

Foundation Appoints Senior Archivist

Nov 11, 2014
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Francine Snyder as the Foundation’s first Senior Archivist. This inaugural position builds upon the newly launched website to make Rauschenberg's archives accessible to students, scholars, and the public. Snyder will be integral in providing materials for the future Rauschenberg catalogue raisonné. In addition, she will be responsible for establishing educational partnerships globally, identifying future grants for archival scholarship, and collaborating with other artists’ archives. Previously, Snyder was the Director of the Library and Archives...
Rauschenberg and Friend in Gallery
Photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni

Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator: VOTE NOW

Nov 11, 2014
VOTE NOW for your favorite exhibition proposal! Follow @Artsy on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Google+ and like/share/comment on posts to vote. You can also share your favorite proposal on social media with #EmergingCurator . Finalists' posts are now featured on artsy.net/emergingcurator . The Finalists Paisid Aramphongphan, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Nicole Bray, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York Grant Johnson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Nefertari Juarez Aguilar, Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, Mexico Cit y In collaboration with curators from the...
Robert Rauschenberg Map Print
Photo: © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Courtesy Art + Commerce

Philanthropy in Action

Nov 11, 2014
New Grant Program, Calls for Proposals Addressing Climate Change The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced today the creation of the Climate Change Solutions Fund to support cross-disciplinary responses to global warming, issuing an open call for grant proposals from organizations whose work matches the Fund’s objectives. The Climate Change Solutions Fund pushes back against the “doom and gloom” narrative that emphasizes impending disaster or frames the scale of the problem as insurmountable. Instead the new grant program seeks projects that facilitate new, sustainable ways of being and...
Meet the Artists - Residency
Photos: Sage Sohier

Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 9

Nov 11, 2014
On November 17, 2014, Rauschenberg Residency 9 begins. Ten artists, including musicians, visual artists, and writers from across the United States and Canada will arrive to work, share meals, play, commune, and collaborate at the residency that provides them with the time, space, and resources to explore new possibilities. “I may be asking volunteers to help me collect drift items from local beaches,” explained Douglas Coupland. A writer who has published fourteen novels and several nonfiction works, Doug is also a visual artist. It will be his visual practice that he intends to focus on...