Focus Gallery: Robert Rauschenberg
November 19, 2010 - April 10, 2011
Miami Art Museum presents a new exhibition in the Focus Gallery section of its Permanent Collection installation, dedicated to works by the late Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg is celebrated as one of the first artists to incorporate mass media imagery into his artwork. Focus Gallery: Robert Rauschenberg, open November 19, 2010 through April 10, 2011, looks at various techniques the artist used over the course of his career to transfer images from their source medium into his artworks.
The exhibition will feature a key work from MAM’s collection — Untitled, 1986 from his Copper Series — along with several works lent by the Estate of Robert Rauschenberg to examine how Rauschenberg employed different techniques at different times in his career to achieve stunningly diverse effects. Included among the loans will be a rarely seen series of solvent transfer drawings from 1965; a Hoarfrost work from 1974, made from images imprinted on thin, translucent fabric; and one of the artist’s late dye-transfer works on polylaminate, in which Rauschenberg employed images he himself had taken.
Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1986. Acrylic on copper, 79 x 39-1/2 inches. Collection Miami Art Museum, gift of James Rosenquist in memory of Sheila Natasha Simrod Friedman. Art © Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Exhibition Preview and Public Lecture
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6-9pm
Roni Feinstein, author, critic, and curator of the 1990 exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: The Silkscreen Paintings 1962-1964 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Feinstein has been a frequent contributor to Art in America, and is currently an instructor of Academic Courses at The Museum of Modern Art and Adjunct Instructor at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company: The Legacy Tour
December 2-4, 2010
Visit arshtcenter.org for info about "The Merce Cunningham Dance Company: The Legacy Tour," a tribute to the Cunningham/Rauschenberg Legacy. For the bus schedule from the Arsht to MAM's Party on the Plaza (Merce ticket purchase required - must show ticket stub), please visit http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/global/show_document.asp?id=aaaaaaaaaaavmzn.
Second Saturdays are Free for Families presented by MetLife Foundation
Second Saturday of every month, 1–4pm
Drop in to enjoy fun, interactive programs. Families of all ages explore Miami Art Museum together, find inspiration to create works of art, and participate in hands-on activities led by education staff.
Public Tours on Sundays, 2pm
Public tours, free with museum admission, are given every Sunday at 2pm. Docent-led tours in English or Spanish can be scheduled upon request. Contact Miami Art Museum’s education department at 305.375.4073 for additional information.