Happy birthday to iconic American artist, Robert Rauschenberg, who was born on this day in 1925. Rauschenberg challenged traditional categories of art through his inventive combinations of subject matter, materials, and processes. In this brightly colored work, the artist juxtaposed found images and abstract shapes using paint and traditional silk screening. To view more works by Rauschenberg in the Museum collection click here.

Flush,” 1964, by Robert Rauschenberg (Art © Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/Used with permission of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation)

The Museum recently became the proud custodians of four masterpieces by the late American artist Agnes Martin. Known for her serene minimal compositions of stripes and lines, Martin’s “Untitled #6” exemplifies the artist’s ability to harness the power of art to create a profound emotional experience. How does this artwork make you feel?

Untitled #6,” 1985, by Agnes Martin © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York