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Black and White Photo of Robert Rauschenberg with Gold Star
Rauschenberg at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, during the Stoned Moon project, 1969

From the Archives

Mar 3, 2017
A black-and-white photograph of Rauschenberg smiling broadly, wearing a star badge on his shirt, was taken by Sidney Felsen, while Rauschenberg was working at Gemini G.E.L. on his Stoned Moon project. On the invitation of NASA, Rauschenberg journeyed to Cape Canaveral, Florida in July 1969 to witness the Apollo 11 space launch—the first mission to land man on the moon. The Stoned Moon project, consisting of thirty-four lithographs, was created by Rauschenberg and produced in collaboration with Ken Tyler, a master printer at Los Angeles–based Gemini G.E.L. studios. Source images for the...
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...

Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 25

Mar 3, 2017
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Isaac Saunders Headshot

Meet the Chef-In-Residence: Isaac Saunders

Jan 1, 2017
We were curious to hear more about Isaac Saunders, so we asked him a few questions to learn about his earliest memories of cooking and his inspiration for his career. Here is what we learned: What is your first memory of cooking? I can’t put a finger on my first memory of cooking as someone in my family was always doing something in the kitchen at almost all hours of the day when I was young. However I do remember my first ‘wow’ moment I had with food. I was maybe 8 or 9 years old and my dad had cooked a simple dish of chicken roasted with cardamom and yogurt and it blew my mind. The chicken...
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Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 24

Jan 1, 2017
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Main Studio from Water - photo by Laurie Lambrecht
View of Main Studio from the water. Photo: Laurie Lambrecht  

360 Degree Tour of Rauschenberg's Home and Studio

Jan 1, 2017
Step inside and tour Rauschenberg's home and studio in Captiva, Florida, and explore the retrospective at Tate Modern on view until 2 April 2017. View 360 Video >
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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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