Mark Bradford

The Un-Private Collection: Robert Rauschenberg

Saturday, Nov 23, 2013
2 pm—4 pm
Tickets Free


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Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford and Katy Siegel, professor and chief curator of the Hunter College Galleries in New York, discussed the work of Robert Rauschenberg, dubbed “artist-citizen” in 1976 during his retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for his dedication to philanthropy and focus on social issues in his art. Bradford, whose work includes photography, printmaking, collage, video, and installation pieces, often uses the discarded materials of urban life and has been influenced by Rauschenberg in his ongoing engagement with his South Central Los Angeles community.

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About The Un-Private Collection

The Un-Private Collection is an ongoing series of public programs The Broad began in September 2013. The series introduces audiences to the museum’s 2,000-work contemporary art collection by showcasing stories behind the collection, the collectors and the artists. Since launching the program, The Broad has brought together a variety of artists whose works are in the Broad collection in conversation with cultural leaders, including Mark Bradford with Katy Siegel, Shirin Neshat with Christy MacLear, Jeff Koons with John Waters, Takashi Murakami with Pico Iyer, Eric Fischl with Steve Martin, John Currin with James Cuno, Kara Walker with Ava DuVernay and architect Elizabeth Diller with Eli Broad, Joanne Heyler and Paul Goldberger. Talks have been held at venues throughout Los Angeles, making the programming available to audiences across the city. Conversations are live-streamed and full videos of past talks are available online. The Un-Private Collection series is part of the Broad collection’s 30-year mission to make contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience.

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