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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 .
Photo: Courtesy Williams College Museum of Art

First exhibition to make extensive use of Robert Rauschenberg Foundation archives

Mar 3, 2017
Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography brings together 26 original works of art with 56 archival objects primarily on loan from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and centers on the artist’s monumental print, Autobiography , 1968. The exhibition will be on view at WCMA from March 17 through August 20, 2017. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has been processing the artist’s archives over the last two years and recently made them fully accessible to scholars. The Foundation’s “Shuffle” program facilitates collaborations with college and university museums, in which works from the Foundation’s art...
Calvin Tompkins, The New Yorker
Courtesy BBC Arts

New Feature on Rauschenberg Airs on BBC

Dec 12, 2016
Robert Rauschenberg – Pop Art Pioneer aired on BBC2 on December 10 in a celebration of the work and life of the artist shortly after the Rauschenberg retrospective opened to the public at Tate Modern. In the film presenter Alastair Sooke traveled to New York and Captiva, Florida to talk to those closest to Rauschenberg to reveal the boundless curiosity and restless experimentation that kept him engaged over the course of his six-decade career. View a clip from the program > (For our UK based readers, you can view the full program on the BBC IPlayer )
Rauschenberg with transfer drawings by Jasper Johns

Robert Rauschenberg Retrospective Opens at Tate Modern

Dec 12, 2016
Robert Rauschenberg presents a holistic and multifaceted overview of the artist’s prolific career. In addition to key examples from Rauschenberg’s iconic “Combines” series, the exhibition showcases the artist’s innovative experiments with media appropriation, technology, and performance, as well as the global impact of his career, particularly through his close partnerships with artists across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Tate Modern’s presentation begins with an examination of Rauschenberg’s early works, which were largely influenced by his formative years at Black Mountain College,...

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