Robert Rauschenberg: Acting in the Gap between Art and Life

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The Donald L. Bryant, Jr. Family Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 17, fourth floor

Robert Rauschenberg believed that art is more real when it is made out of the real world. Hence his creation of the combine, a type of work in which he affixed cast-off items, such as tires or old furniture, to a traditional support. Visit Rauschenberg's Bed (1955)—his actual bed stretched on canvas—discuss how it exemplifies his desire to act in the gap between art and life, and gain inspiration to make your own combine from life.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.