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THE CONCLUSION OF RAUSCHENBERG RESIDENCY 11

Apr 4, 2015
During his residency, Tijuana-based artist Marcos Ramirez printed the front page of a different international newspaper each day for thirty-three days and screen-printed imagery that he had photographed around Captiva. Later, he will add text to create a personal journal that is juxtaposed against his worldview. Inspired by Rauschenberg’s legacy of printmaking and collage, Ramirez chose to integrate similar techniques into his work during the residency. Other artists in Residency 11 were also influenced by the ways in which Rauschenberg worked. David Martine and Shawne Major experimented with...
Rising Waters Headshots

Meet the Artists: Residency 12 - Rising Waters Confab

Apr 4, 2015
Visit the Artists in Residence page to learn about Residency 12 and Rising Waters Confab .
Artist as Activist - Black and White Photo of Robert Rauschenberg
Photo: Attributed to Steve Paxton

Philanthropy in Action

Mar 3, 2015
After a highly competitive process, in which more than 600 artists applied to the foundation’s call for proposals, the inaugural cohort of Artist as Activist Fellows, as well as Travel and Research Grantees, has been selected. Four artists and two artist collectives will receive direct grants ranging from $30,000 to $100,000 over two years, along with access to opportunities for professional development. Additionally, nine other socially engaged artists will receive grants ranging from $2,500 to $8,500 to pursue opportunities for travel and/or research related to their activist practice. All...
Residents 11

Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 11

Feb 2, 2015
Visit the Artists in Residence page to learn about the Residency 11 artists.
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...
Residents 10

Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 10

Jan 1, 2015
Visit the Artists in Residence page to learn about the Residency 10 artists.
Residency 9 News
Photos: Sage Sohier

Thirty–Three Days and Nights: Rauschenberg Residency 9

Jan 1, 2015
Once the home of the Calusa Indian tribe and then two centuries later, a fishing destination for Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Edison, Captiva Island, Florida, now boasts luxury homes on a street nicknamed the “Gold Coast.” But the enchantment of the land that Robert Rauschenberg embraced for forty years remains and is invigorated by the newest, and perhaps most itinerant, visitors to the island, the artists in residence at the Rauschenberg Residency. And so what does this small cohort of artists do for thirty-three days on this island in the Gulf of Mexico? “I was able to work on thirty-five...
Children Working on Art Project
Renaissance Club begins planning a new project. Photo: Joe Rubino

Philanthropy in Action

Jan 1, 2015
The Lab School of Washington, with support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, presents The Power of Art Conference, April 16–18, 2015: This is Your Brain on Arts. In its twenty-first year, the conference includes a town hall with national voices in the arts, a day of workshops led by teaching artists at The Lab School, a fully arts-based school for students with learning differences, and workshops at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Participants will learn how to advocate for the arts, integrate the arts into core courses, and incorporate new practices into their teaching...

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