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Caryatid Cavalcade I / ROCI CHILE, 1985
Caryatid Cavalcade I / ROCI CHILE, 1985

Winner of the Inaugural Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition is Announced

Dec 12, 2014
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, in partnership with Artsy is pleased to announce that Nicole Bray, a student at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, has won the inaugural Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition. With support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Bray will receive a fellowship to mount a Rauschenberg exhibition in New York. Bray’s winning proposal was inspired by the Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange (ROCI) project, which she argues remains as relevant today as when Rauschenberg first conceived of it in 1984. Click here to learn more about ROCI. Read full...
SEED Summit Captiva
SEED Summit 2014

Philanthropy in Action

Dec 12, 2014
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Hosts Grantees on Its Captiva Campus Eighty-five nonprofit professionals from across the country join together at historic island residence Beginning November 3, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation used its Captiva Campus to host eighty-five artists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, and social innovators from across the United States, and who have received support through the foundation’s SEED Grant program. The inaugural SEED Summit, which is intended to become an annual event at Captiva, brought these arts professionals together for a one week meeting to...
Rauschenberg Desk
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...
Rauschenberg returning to his studio after a junkyard trip. Captiva, Florida, 1982

Philanthropy in Action

Oct 10, 2014
For nearly forty years, Robert Rauschenberg maintained a home and studio in Captiva, Florida. More recently, the foundation has sustained a commitment to the region by converting those facilities into a dynamic artist residency program, as well as by making a number of grants to area non-profit organizations. In fact, since 2012 the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has invested approximately $3.2 million into the local economy of Southwest Florida (not including grants). It is in this spirit that the foundation recently announced a partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to...
Aqua Fanfare (Urban Bourbon), 1993, acrylic on copper and mirrored aluminum, 72 13/16 x 48 13/16 inches (184.9 x 124 cm). 

Robert Rauschenberg: Works on Metal

Oct 10, 2014
Gagosian Gallery 456 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 November 1–December 13, 2014 I like seeing people using materials that one’s not accustomed to seeing in art. That has a particular value. New materials have fresh associations, physical properties and qualities that have built into them the possibility of forcing you or helping you do something else. —Robert Rauschenberg In collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Gagosian Beverly Hills is pleased to announce an exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg’s works on metal of the 1980s and 1990s. This will be the first major...

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