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Robert Rauschenberg, Artist-Citizen:
Posters for a Better World

February 11 - April 23, 2006
Emily Lowe Gallery, Lowe Hall


Robert Rauschenberg believes that artists must be engaged in "determining the fate of the earth." Since the 1960s, the artist-activist has been applying his innovative collage style to contemporary social and political concerns through a variety of media, including lithography and other printmaking techniques.

Robert Rauschenberg, Artist-Citizen: Posters for a Better World presents approximately 20 framed posters produced between 1970 and 1996 that address such issues as apartheid, artists' rights, Earth Day, and nuclear disarmament; works produced for the Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange (ROCI) are also featured. Organized in collaboration with the University Art Gallery of California State University, Hayward, and the Rauschenberg archive. The exhibition is touring through auspices of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service.

Robert Rauschenberg, Artist-Citizen: Posters for a Better World

  • Earth Day, 1970

  • Signs, 1970

  • ROCI (Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange) Chile, 1985

  • ROCI (Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange) USSR, 1989

  • ROCI (Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange) Berlin, 1990


  • Converging Voices: Gender and Identity
  • Women in Contrast