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Artist talk at Brenau will pay tribute to late artist Rauschenberg
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Rauschenberg retrospective, artist talk
What: Public reception and presentation
When: 6 p.m. today; talk begins at 7 p.m.
Where: Leo Castelli Art Gallery, 429 Academy St., Gainesville
How much: Free

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A program today will showcase the works of the late artist Robert Rauschenberg on display at Brenau University through Nov. 1

The 6 p.m. reception will be followed by a retrospective of Rauschenberg’s work by Susan Richmond, assistant professor of art history at Georgia State University, and a personal reminiscence by artist Darryl Pottorf, longtime friend, colleague and collaborator of Rauschenberg.

Presentations begin at 7 p.m. today. The exhibit, "Robert Rauschenberg: In Remembrance," also is free to the public.

Rauschenberg, who died in May 2008 at age 82, was considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

His works hang in the Smithsonian, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and other venues around the world.

Brenau has 21 pieces on long-term loan from Pottorf and five more pieces that it owns as part of its permanent art collection. In addition to the pieces that will be on display in the gallery, other pieces hang permanently in the adjacent lobby of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts and in a public area of the university’s nearby Trustee Library.

The exhibit is open daily, except Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. It also will be closed during the university’s fall break Oct. 15-18.

For more information or to make reservations to attend the reception, call 770-534-6160 or e-mail jbrown@brenau.edu.

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