Collage with image of President John Kennedy
Now Booking Tate Modern Exhibition

Robert Rauschenberg

Until 2 April 2017

Free entry for Members

Robert Rauschenberg Retroactive II 1964, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)

Discover the artist who changed American art forever

Robert Rauschenberg in his Pearl Street studio

Robert Rauschenberg Pearl Street studio c1955 Rauschenberg in his Pearl Street studio with Satellite (1955) and the first state of Monogram (1955–59; first state 1955–56), New York, c.1955 The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York, USA)

Monochrome collage with screen print

Robert Rauschenberg Almanac 1962, Tate

Robert Rauschenberg, Charlene, 1954, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Robert Rauschenberg Charlene 1954, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram, 1988-56, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Robert Rauschenberg Monogram 1988-56, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Robert Rauschenberg, Triathlon (Scenario), 2005, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York)

Robert Rauschenberg Triathlon (Scenario) 2005, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York)

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Spread), 1983, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York)

Robert Rauschenberg Untitled (Spread) 1983, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York)

‘Six sensational decades of work finally reveal the man in full’
The Guardian

‘Robert Rauschenberg is America’s Leonardo – ceaselessly inventive, a mind in perpetual revolution. That is the revelation of this exhilarating show’
The Observer

‘Rauschenberg isn’t just important, he’s essential, and in many ways, he really was modern art’ 
Time Out 

Robert Rauschenberg blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the twentieth century.

This landmark exhibition celebrates his extraordinary six-decade career, taking you on a dazzling adventure through modern art in the company of a truly remarkable artist.

From paintings including flashing lights to a stuffed angora goat, Rauschenberg’s appetite for incorporating things he found in the streets of New York knew no limits. Pop art silkscreen paintings of Kennedy sit alongside 1000 gallons of bentonite mud bubbling to its own rhythm. Rauschenberg even made a drawing which was sent to the moon.

Each room captures a different moment of this rich journey, from Rauschenberg’s early response to abstract expressionism to his final works saturated in images and colour. Seen together they show how Rauschenberg rethought the possibilities for art in our time.

This exhibition, organised in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is the first full-scale retrospective since the artist’s death in 2008 and the ultimate Rauschenberg experience. It is your one chance to see these major international loans together in one place, while discovering the full story of an inspirational and much-loved artist whose influence is still felt today.

Exhibition organised by Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Hear the experts explain how Robert Rauschenberg blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the twentieth century


The Eyal Ofer Galleries

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1 December 2016 – 2 April 2017


£18.50 FREE for Members

Adult £18.50 (without donation £16.80)
Concession £16.50 (without donation £15)
Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)
Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) by telephone or in the gallery

Make a day of it and visit both Robert Rauschenberg and Wolfgang Tillmans (from 15 February 2017) with a free drink in between for £25

See Robert Rauschenberg for £10 during the next Uniqlo Tate Late. (Offer valid on Friday 24 February 2017, from 18.00 only.)

School groups must be booked in advance

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Tickets can be booked up to 8 hours in advance online or up to 24 hours in advance by telephone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888

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