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ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, Artist-Citizen:
Posters for a Better World

November 10, 2006 - January 20, 2007
(closed holiday breaks Nov. 23-26 & Dec. 21 - Jan. 2)

From November 10 to January 20, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents a new Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled, Robert Rauschenberg, Artist-Citizen: Posters for a Better World. The exhibition features 17 posters created between 1969 and 1996 by the Texas-based artist-activist, addressing such issues as apartheid, artists' rights, Earth Day and nuclear disarmament. The University Art Gallery of California State University, Hayward, developed the exhibition and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service organized it for travel. All of the works in the exhibition are on loan from the artist.

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Public Programs

Opening Reception & Gallery Talk
Friday, November 10, 7-10pm
Center Art Gallery

Lecture: "Art as Dialogue: Robert Rauschenberg, Mass Culture, and the Question of Medium"
associate professor of art history, Jeff Thompson
Western Michigan University
Thursday, November 16, 7pm
Science Building 110

Printmaking Discussion & Demonstration
assisstant professor of art, Brett Colley
Grand Valley State University
Wednesday, January 17, 4pm
Center Art Gallery