Allan Discusses Rauschenberg at SAM

Written by Laura Paskin
November 2, 2015

Art History Professor Ken Allan joins Seattle Art Museum Curator Catharina Manchanda in a discussion of Robert Rauschenberg on November 18. SAM's current exhibit "Robert Rauschenberg: Art and Life in Real Time," runs through July 4, 2016.

"Rauschenberg was a leading figure in American art in the late 20th Century," Allan said. "He broke new ground as a multi-media artist with his assemblages and montages of history, world events, and daily life."

"Conversations with Curators: Robert Rauschenberg?s Material Culture" is set for Nov. 18, 2015, at Seattle Art Museum, 6 ? 8 p.m. Details here.

Allan, who received his PhD from the University of Chicago, focuses his teaching and scholarship on modern and contemporary art and specializes in American art of the 1960s. He is currently working on a book on pop art in 1960s Los Angeles, portions of which have been published in Art Bulletin and Art Journal. He was a member of the advisory committee for Getty Museum exhibition "Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970," and has been invited to speak at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Getty Center, and The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees, 3 graduate certificates, and 7 master's degrees including an MFA in Arts Leadership.