Robert Rauschenberg

Mon Mar 19 (full schedule below)
10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu
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Robert Rauschenberg
Erasing the Rules

November 18, 2017–March 25, 2018
Floor 4

From the 1940s until his passing in 2008, Rauschenberg worked with everything from photography to items scavenged from New York City streets to vats of bubbling mud. More than 150 of Rauschenberg’s artworks, including prints, sculptures, paintings, and Combines (works that incorporate painting and sculpture), will be on view in the retrospective Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules, celebrating the artist’s continual experimentation with materials and collaborative working processes. The exhibition demonstrates how, with razor-sharp humor and intelligence, Rauschenberg broke down boundaries between disciplines, anticipated many of the defining cultural and social issues of our time, and redefined what art could be for the generations of artists who followed.

Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules is organized by Tate Modern, London, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The San Francisco presentation is dedicated to the memory of Phyllis Wattis, whose vision and support provided the groundwork for the exhibition.

Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Collection, 1954//1955, collection SFMOMA, gift Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson; Robert Rauschenberg Foundation



151 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA
Mon Mar 19 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)
Tue Mar 20 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)
Thu Mar 22 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)
Fri Mar 23 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)
Sat Mar 24 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)


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