Exhibition Details

Location: Orientation Gallery
Dates: July 14, 2018
to December 16, 2018


Beginning July 14, Phoenix Art Museum will present an original exhibition of rarely-shown prints by two giants of twentieth-century art, providing a fascinating new insight into the innovative, mutually influential practices of two artists.

Rauschenberg and Johns: The Blurring of Art and Life will showcase more than 20 works on paper, all drawn from the Museum’s collection, by neo-Dada artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns that present a lesser-known side of their artistic practices. These rare works detail a fascinating visual conversation between two of modern art’s most influential creators, evident in their comparable use of collage and mixed media in service of multiple, often uncertain, meanings.


Left: Robert Rauschenberg, Statue of Liberty [New York, New York: Eight Contemporary Artists Celebrate Their City], 1983. Screenprint with offset printed postcard. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.




Rauschenberg and Johns: The Blurring of Art and Life will be on view from July 14 through December 16 in Orientation Gallery. This exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund. 

Free for Museum Members, past and present members of the Military and youh aged 5 and under; included with general admission.

This exhibition is offered to the general public for free during voluntary donation, free-access hours from 3–9 pm each Wednesday, from 6–10 pm on the First Friday of each month, and the second Sunday of each month from noon–5 pm.

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Press Information

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Media Contact: Margaree Bigler, Public Relations Manager, margaree.bigler@phxart.org 


Robert Rauschenberg, Passport (from Ten from Leo Castelli), 1967. Color screenprint on three rotating plastic discs. From an edition of 200, published by Leo Castelli Gallery, produced by Tanglewood Press, Inc. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Robert Rauschenberg, Poster for Dayton's Gallery 12, 1970. Offset lithograph on paper. From an edition of 300, published by Dayton’s Gallery 12, produced by Styria Studio, New York, of which a hundred were signed. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.