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2019 Archives Research Residency Grantees

2019 Archives Research Residency Recipients

Feb 2, 2019
The Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2019 Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency, a program for individuals interested in researching in the Rauschenberg Foundation Archives in New York City. This year’s winners, from six different countries, will be in residence at the Foundation throughout 2019. Visit the Archives Research Residency webpage to learn more about the program as well as the 2019 residents and their research projects.
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Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads, 1975–83 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Nov 11, 2018
First UK Exhibition Dedicated to Rauschenberg's Major Series of Spreads , Inspired by "Autobiographical Feelings," After His Celebrated Combines “They are more like ideas than objects―reels of association run through the projector of a mind unusually sensitive to the up-and-down jangles of modern life.” - Thomas B. Hess Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London, together with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, presents the first UK exhibition dedicated to the American artist’s remarkable Spreads , a series that occupies an important position in his oeuvre. The large-scale Spreads (1975–83) encapsulate...
Rauschenberg Construction Zone Sculpture

Rauschenberg: the 1/4 Mile and In and About L.A. at LACMA

Oct 10, 2018
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile , an expansive installation featuring pioneering American artist Robert Rauschenberg’s magnum opus The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981–98). Completed over a period of 17 years, The 1/4 Mile is composed of 190 panels that, combined, measure approximately 1,000 feet—or nearly a quarter mile—in length. Signifying the distance between Rauschenberg’s studio and his home on Captiva Island, Florida, the quarter-mile span is representative of the artist’s central belief in working in the “gap between” art and life...
Robert Rauschenberg Sorting through the photography archives at the Miami Herald
Rauschenberg at the Miami Herald, looking through photography archives for source material for Cover for Tropic, The Miami Herald (1979), published in an edition of 600,000, December 1979. Photo: Attributed to John Doman.

Archives Research Residency Open Call

Sep 9, 2018
Today we announce the open call for the second Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency (formerly Travel Fund), a program that provides partial support for costs related to travel and living expenses that scholars may incur in order to do research at the Rauschenberg Foundation and its Archives located in Manhattan, New York. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives, consisting of Robert Rauschenberg’s personal papers and the records from his Florida and New York studios, is the most comprehensive body of information on the artist’s life and career. The 2019 Rauschenberg...
2018 Travel Grant Recipients

2018 Awards: Robert Rauschenberg Archives Research Travel Fund

Mar 3, 2018
The Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce the award winners for the 2018 Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund, a resource for researchers and scholars interested in visiting the Rauschenberg Foundation Archives in New York City. The Fund provides partial support for incurred costs related to travel expenses related to the visit. This year's winners were selected from a competitive pool including historians, artists, curators, writers, poets, and educators from over twenty-five different countries. They will be researching in residence at the Foundation throughout...
Robert Rauschenberg Sorting through the photography archives at the Miami Herald
Rauschenberg at the Miami Herald, looking through photography archives for source material for Cover for Tropic, The Miami Herald (1979), published in an edition of 600,000 in Miami, December 1979. Photo: Attributed to John Doman

Foundation Announces Open Call for New Archives Research Travel Fund

Dec 12, 2017
We are excited to announce the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund , a new opportunity for researchers and scholars interested in visiting the Rauschenberg Foundation and its Archives in New York City. The Fund will provide partial support for incurred costs related to travel expenses related to the visit. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives, consisting of Robert Rauschenberg’s personal papers and the records from his Florida and New York studios, is the most comprehensive body of information on the artist’s life and career. The Archives Research Travel Fund...
"Retroactive I" - 1963
Major Retrospective Includes Vast Array of Work from the Boundary-Breaking Artist’s Six-Decade Career

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Presents West Coast Exclusive of Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules November 18th, 2017 — March 25th, 2018

Nov 11, 2017
A fuse was lit in the 1953 art world when Robert Rauschenberg convinced artist Willem de Kooning to allow him to erase one of his drawings; fellow artist Jasper Johns executed the inscription within the frame: “ERASED DE KOONING DRAWING ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG 1953.” Now seen as a bombshell that shook the foundations of Abstract Expressionism, Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953) is an outstanding example of Rauschenberg’s irreverent yet incisive style, and it famously pushes the limits of what art can be. This special work was acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) from...
 A Quake in Paradise (Labyrinth)
Timelapse video of the installation of A Quake in Paradise (Labyrinth) at MASS MoCA

A Quake in Paradise at Mass MOCA

May 5, 2017
Rauschenberg’s A Quake in Paradise (Labyrinth) will be on view at MASS MoCA from May 28, 2017–May 26, 2018. This site specific work invites viewers to move through — and become a part of — a maze-like installation of panels. This will be the first time the work is on view in over a decade. It is shown in tandem with The Lurid Attack of the Monsters from the Postal News Aug 1875 , a work from the Kabal American Zephyr series, which was inspired by the macabre work of nineteenth-century Japanese woodblock printmaker Tsukioka Yoshitoshi .

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