The Harvard Club of the United Kingdom is pleased to invite you to a private tour of the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition at the Tate Modern with Leah Dickerman '86, curator of the show. Ms. Dickerman is the Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
Due to limited space, the event is only open to Harvard Club Members.
Ms. Dickerman will be conducting a private tour of the exhibition. The museum will not be open to the public at the time.
Date: Friday, December 2nd
Location: Tate Modern
Food and Beverage will not be served as part of the event, but guests can visit the new Terrace Bar after the tour for coffee and conversation.
Discover the Modern American Master Who Changed the Face of Art
Creating pop art alongside Andy Warhol and making an artwork out of his bed half a century before Tracey Emin, Robert Rauschenberg has been a global influence in the art world. This is the first major exhibition of his work in the UK for 35 years and the first retrospective of the artist since his death in 2008.
A Texan artist with a passion for the world, Rauschenberg refused to accept conventional categories of what was and wasn’t art. His quest for innovation was fired by his boundless curiosity and enthusiasm for new ways of making, from painting to performance art. He worked with mass, popular and trash imagery and materials – paint, silk-screen printing, found objects, newspapers, politicians, sportsmen, and pop stars. Iconic works from his six decade career include large-scale pop art screen prints picturing the likes of JF Kennedy; Monogram, a paint splattered taxidermy goat in a car tyre surrounded by street signs; and Bed, soiled sheets spattered with brush marks.
Original, thought-provoking, witty and at times wild, this retrospective is a rare opportunity to discover the work of a remarkable artist whose influence is still felt today.
Exhibition organised by Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art, New York
About Leah Dickerman
Leah Dickerman is the Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Previously, Dickerman held the positions of Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA (2008-2015), Acting Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art (NGA), Washington, D.C. (2007), and Associate Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art at the NGA (2001-2007). Over the course of her career, Dickerman has organized or co-organized a series of exhibitions including One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Works (2015), Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 (2012-2013), Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art (2011-2012), Bauhaus: Workshops for Modernity (2009-2010), Dada (2005-2006), and Aleksandr Rodchenko (1998).
Dickerman has served on the editorial board of the journal October  since 2001 and has written extensively on European art between the two World Wars. She was Assistant Professor of Art History at Stanford University from 1997–2000, and has also taught at Princeton University, Columbia University, and the University of Delaware. She was the David E. Finley fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art.