November 19, 2014, 1:30 p.m. — Robert Rauschenberg: Acting in the Gap between Art and Life
Robert Rauschenberg believed that art is more real when it is made out of materials from the real world. Explore his combines--works in which he affixed discarded, everyday items to a traditional support. Visit Bed (1955)-- his actual bed stretched on canvas--and discuss how it exemplifies his desire to act in the gap between art and life. Then, 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.
Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.