In the collaborative spirit of the artist, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation partners with institutions and organizations to increase public access to and scholarship on Rauschenberg’s artwork.

Collaborations
Installation view, Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, Williams College

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation collaborated with Williams College to build an art history course, Robert Rauschenberg: Art, Archives, and Exhibitions, around the artist and the Foundation’s archives and to develop the exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, to highlight the students’ research.

Robert Rauschenberg, Cover for Art in America magazine, May–June 1966

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation partnered with Art in America magazine to launch a pilot fellowship to support arts and culture writing in regions of the country that are often underrepresented in the media. 

Installation view, The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar, Academy Art Museum

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation partnered with Artsy to organize the Emerging Curator Competition, which elicited 138 submissions from five continents, thirteen countries, and seventy-eight cities. Nicole Bray developed her winning entry into the exhibition The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar, presented at the Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland in 2015–16.

Early Bloomer [Anagram (A Pun)], 1998

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation partnered with Artsy and the White House Historical Association to organize the “This Art Is Your Art” competition, which was an unprecedented opportunity for university students in the United States to engage with artwork in the White House.

 

Local Means (Stoned Moon) 1970

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation collaborated with guest curator James Merle Thomas for this exhibition featuring a selection of prints from the Stoned Moon series and the original drawings for the unrealized Stoned Moon Book, on loan from the Foundation’s collection. The presentation was part of the yearlong, university-wide interdisciplinary program “Imagining the Universe: Cosmology in Art and Science Initiative.”

 

Rauschenberg Chairs and Steps Sculpture

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation collaborated with curator and professor Kristine Stiles for this exhibition conceived over the course of a two-semester undergraduate seminar that she conducted at Duke University. Stiles led the students in developing an insightful career-spanning selection of Rauschenberg’s work from the artist’s personal collection (now in the trust of the Foundation) placed in dialogue with art from the Nasher Museum’s collection.