David White will discuss the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works, a group of paintings and works on paper chosen to compliment the painting Recital (Spread), 1980, purchased by Philip Johnson during that same year and now included in the permanent collection of the Glass House. Ticket includes curator talk, site visit, and light refreshments.
David White was the curator for Robert Rauschenberg from 1980 until the artist’s death in 2008. He is now senior curator at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and has overseen Rauschenberg exhibitions, publications, and projects over the last thirty years. Prior to joining Rauschenberg’s studio, White worked for both the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, and the David Whitney Gallery, New York. Following the close of the gallery, White continued to work for Whitney who, as an independent curator, organized retrospective exhibitions of Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, and the first exhibition of Andy Warhol’s portraits, all at the Whitney Museum of American Art. White is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.