On View Soon: Robert Rauschenberg Exhibition

The Tampa Museum of Art is located in downtown Tampa/Photo by Keir Magoulas/via Visit Tampa Bay

By Hannah J. Farrow

Beginning August 9, 2019 at the Tampa Museum of Art, a rare occurrence will happen: Robert Rauschenberg: America Mix-16 will be on display—and his entire Suite 1 from (America Mix-16), 1983, a portfolio of 16 photogravures,

Mr. Rauschenberg, one of the 20th century’s most influential artists (American, 1925-2008), is most recognized for his “combines,” pieces of art that hover between paintings and sculptures and also include other mediums. His photography is lesser known.

“Rauschenberg often used photography in his work and layered images to render provocative narratives or observations about the world around him,” a TMA press release stated. “He found beauty in the mundane, such as a dilapidated rag hanging from the gas cap of an abandoned truck or the inadvertent still life of trashed objects resting on the curb.”

The exhibition will be on display through January 5, 2020. To plan your visit and to learn more visit the Tampa Museum of Art’s website.

Hannah J. Farrow, AliveTampaBay Correspondent

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