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Caught on Camera: Concert in Honor of Robert Rauschenberg

September 29, 2016

Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

On September 24, 1977, as part of a special Members’ Preview event, the Albright-Knox hosted a concert in honor of Robert Rauschenberg featuring the music of John Cage and Morton Feldman performed by Feldman and John Tilbury. 

The event was held as part of the opening celebration for the retrospective exhibition Robert Rauschenberg, the most comprehensive exhibition ever shown of the artist’s work, which was on view at the Albright-Knox from September 25 through October 30, 1977. Morton Feldman, who was closely associated with Rauschenberg in New York in the 1950s, was the Music Director for the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo. John Tilbury was a musician known for performing and recording John Cage’s music.