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Early Bloomer [Anagram (A Pun)], 1998
Early Bloomer [Anagram (A Pun)], 1998

Presidents Day honored with First Lady Michelle Obama and former Vice President Walter Mondale

Feb 2, 2015
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Executive Director Christy MacLear joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Tuesday, February 10, to celebrate the installation of Rauschenberg’s Early Bloomer [Anagram (A Pun)] , 1998. Also included in the White House Dining Room are works by artists Anni Albers, Josef Albers, and Alma Thomas. The installation is now open to the public . This work, part of a series Rauschenberg made using digital color transfers, was donated in honor of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in 2011. It was first unveiled during the Celebration of American Art...
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...
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...
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...
Robert Rauschenberg white paper artwork
Untitled (Tablet Series), 1974, Embossed paper, and cardboard, 31 1/4 x 22 3/8 inches (79.4 x 56.8 cm)

Robert Rauschenberg: A Visual Lexicon

Oct 10, 2014
Castelli Gallery 18 E 77th Street New York October 9–December 20, 2014 Castelli Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Robert Rauschenberg. A Visual Lexicon. The exhibition includes work that spans the entire career of the artist, dating from 1959 to 2008 and realized in a variety of media. When viewed individually the works appear to be very different from each other; however, in reality they share a visual language unique to the work of Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg adopted, and gradually allowed to reappear, many photographic sources for his work; Rosalind Krauss in 1997...
Rauschenberg and Walter Hopps 1976
Rauschenberg and Walter Hopps discussing *Minutiae*(1954) during the installation of the retrospective exhibition *Robert Rauschenberg*, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1976.  Photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni

Emerging Curator Competition Launches Today

Sep 9, 2014
The foundation, in partnership with Artsy, is hosting a competition for undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. Win the opportunity to mount a Rauschenberg exhibition at your campus. The competition intends to foster a new generation of curators by providing online access to digital resources and collections, as well as to explore new curatorial perspectives, scholarship, and dialogues on art. The competition launches today, September 22, 2014, and closes October 20, 2014. Please visit Artsy.net for full guidelines to participate, and visit the Artist section of our website to begin...
Rauschenberg Chairs and Steps Sculpture
The Ancient Incident (Kabal American Zephyr), 1981

Shuffle: A Rauschenberg Artwork Lending Library

Sep 9, 2014
Shuffle makes available selections from the Rauschenberg Foundation art collection for exhibition in art institutions throughout the United States. Joining philanthropic initiative with the goal of nurturing the artist’s legacy, Shuffle loans are underwritten by the Foundation. Projects can range from a focused presentation of a single artwork to exhibitions of numerous works. Committed to audience development and new scholarship, the program seeks to connect with university and regional museums. Shuffle encourages dialogue with partnering institutions’ collections. The program draws its name...

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