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)


Site plans by Roberto Burle Marx

From The Jewish Museum:

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was one of the most influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, yet he is not a familiar figure outside of his native Brazil. He is best known for his iconic seaside pavements on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, and for his abstract, geometric garden designs. But his work encompasses an enormous range of artistic forms and styles: Burle Marx was a painter and sculptor; a designer of textiles, jewelry, theater sets, and costumes; a ceramicist and stained-glass artist. He was an avid art collector, a talented baritone, a consummate cook, and a visionary self-taught botanist and ecologist. For him, all these endeavors were equally important, facets of one another.

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via Alan Jacobs, Newhouse Books, & Blake Gopnik 

"There is no value in killing the likes of you… My foolish brother…
If you want to kill me… curse me! Hate me! And live a long and 
unsightly life… Run away… run away… and cling to your pitiful life. 
And then some day, when you have the same eyes as I do, 
come before me."

‘UP / DOWN = ILLUSION’ by Txetxu González.
Making colour tests with new acrylic inks.

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