Let the World In: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The exhibition title comes from a statement made by the art historian Leo Steinberg, referring to Rauschenberg's bold move beyond abstraction, the dominant style of his time, toward a fresh integration of abstract expressionism and pop art by the use of everyday objects and other worldly representations.

While The National Gallery of Art has more than 400 prints by Rauschenberg in its collection, many additional works are on loan, including his seminal print Accident (1963), a work never before on view in a museum and on loan by Rauschenberg himself.

Lithographs, screenprints, and intaglios will be arranged chronologically in five galleries, starting with Rauschenberg's prints from the early 1960s and ending in the current decade. This is a unique opportunity to view a thorough collection of works by a leader in contemporary art who was absolutely instrumental in advancing it.


October 28, 2007 through March 30, 2008

The National Mall
Between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW
Washington D.C.

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