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Spring 2014 Update

Posted in ALL THE NEWS, Happening Now at the RBSC on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

2014 has been mostly winter so far, with hints of spring finally on the horizon. Here’s what’s been happening at the RBSC, while we watch the buds blossom and the flowers bloom. Roger Brown, A Colony of May Apples, 1981, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches. Collections In preparation for the major project to […]



Fall 2013 Update

Posted in ALL THE NEWS, Happening Now at the RBSC on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

The ongoing project of “playing house/museum” has been full and fulfilling this fall. Amid the deluge of SAIC class visits and projects, we squeeze in visitors from the public. A grateful guest sent a note of thanks, bolstering our belief that Brown’s Artists’ Museum of Chicago is a worthwhile endeavor. “…i can’t describe how i […]



Spring 2013 Update

Posted in ALL THE NEWS, Blogging the Archive, Happening Now at the RBSC on Sunday, May 19th, 2013

There’s nothing like the return of sandhill cranes to the Midwest after a long winter. Warm spring greetings from the Roger Brown Study Collection. Roger Brown, Memory of Sandhill Cranes, 1981, oil on canvas, 60 x 96 inches Managing the Roger Brown Estate continues to keep us on our toes. We’re thrilled to announce that […]



2012: year in review

Posted in ALL THE NEWS on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Greetings. The RBSC is in its fifteenth year of serving SAIC as a house museum encompassing the intimate nature of “home,” among many other things. 2012 is also the fifteenth anniversary of Brown’s passing from this world into the next, and from full time artist in his lifetime, to full time teacher posthumously, through his […]



“Roger Brown is Deadly Serious” Robert Cozzolino lecture on Vimeo

Posted in ALL THE NEWS on Monday, October 1st, 2012

On the occasion of the dual exhibition, Roger Brown: Major Paintings (September 7 – October 27) at Russell Bowman Art Advisory and Zolla Lieberman Gallery we were thrilled to host the lecture Roger Brown is Deadly Serious! by Dr. Robert Cozzolino, at Zolla Lieberman Gallery on Wednesday, September 12.  Bob’s lecture is now online and can be […]



Museums and Gardens -

Posted in ALL THE NEWS, Peek through the keyhole, RBSC Related on Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Spartan Trailer is reunited with part of its garden, and much more. A detail of the Spartan Royal Mansion Garden arrangement recently reconstructed at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City CA In the course of the previous two months the long talked about Spartan Garden reconstruction has been accomplished.  Having just returned from […]



The Doors

Posted in ALL THE NEWS on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

At nearly 125 years old the storefront doors and the apartment door at 1926 N. Halsted St. were perhaps the most used and abused element of the building. Having been opened and closed by countless people over the years, they had lost much structural integrity and were just plain worn out. The building had settled […]



RBSC in the Chicago Reader

Posted in ALL THE NEWS on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The Chicago Reader recently featured the Roger Brown Study Collection in their Culture Vultures weekly series of recommendations. Curator and Smart Museum staff member Alice Kain’s recommendation can be seen here.



Afterimage at the Roger Brown Study Collection September 14th – November 18th 2012

Posted in ALL THE NEWS, Happening Now at the RBSC, RBSC Related on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Curated for the DePaul Art Museum, by Thea Liberty Nichols and Dahlia Tulett, the exhibition Afterimage considers the contemporary implications of the Imagist legacy through a focused exploration of the artwork, social art practice and writing of contemporary makers. Afterimage focuses on contemporary artists that are of a generation after Imagism, and also— in ways […]



Roger Brown Study Collection fall update

Posted in ALL THE NEWS on Monday, December 19th, 2011

Just Add Water…. In July heavy rain flooded the basement at 1926. Among the hidden treasures we exhumed during the cleanup were eight carved and silver-painted panels of draped fabric with billowing folds.  In a 1995 video they appear installed in Brown’s studio and he explains that these lovely, enigmatic objects were panels from a […]



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