The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl recently described Robert Rauschenberg as “a great artist” who “made remarkably little good art.” What might this provocative statement tell us about Rauschenberg’s perspective on process vs. product? In this session, we will explore Rauschenberg’s collaborations with musicians, choreographers, and scientists; his unique approach to materials, from bed sheets to synthetic mud; and his radical redefinition of authorship.

This session is led by Lauren Kaplan.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Wednesday, September 6,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4
  2. Monday, August 28,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4
This event accompanies Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends.
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.