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Roger Brown Study Collection fall update

Posted in Uncategorized on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Greetings, from our garden to yours. Roger Brown left this world 17 years ago today, November 22, 1997. We remember him for many things, especially for his exceptional generosity to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. We always say that he didn’t have to teach in his lifetime, but he’s been teaching 24/7 ever […]



We are open!

Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, September 15th, 2014

The project to replace the porch and stairway in the RBSC garden was completed just in time for fall semester receptions and waves of classes and other guests. We thank IRFM (SAIC’s Instructional Resource and Facilities Management ) staff and all contractors and workers for transforming the garden into a fully usable space.     […]



Pardon our dust…closed for construction

Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

An exciting  construction project in the 1926 N. Halsted Street garden has necessitated the deinstallation of a few rooms in the Roger Brown Study Collection. Many objects have been relocated temporarily throughout the collection so we are unfortunately not accessible for visits. We expect to be welcoming guests again in late August or early September. […]



The RBSC on The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program’s new website

Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The Roger Brown Study Collection is proud to be featured on the new website for the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program, a coalition of more than 30 museums that were the homes and working studios of American artists. Check it out at www.artistshomes.org.



Pardon our dust…

Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, April 21st, 2014

The RBSC website is currently being reorganized into a thing of beauty. We retired the old website and we appreciate your patience in the interim. Please browse through the blog entries to see what we’ve been up to. Roger Brown, Ablaze and Ajar, 1972, oil on canvas, 70 5/8 x 46 ¼ inches, collection of the […]



Roger Brown: This Boy’s Own Story

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

I began working at the Roger Brown Study Collection (RBSC) in Fall 2010, which was also my first semester as a grad student at SAIC’s Dual Degree Program in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy. In the winter of 2010, as a TA at the RBSC, I worked on a […]



On Alabama

Posted in Uncategorized on Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The Roger Brown Study Collection community sends out our condolences to the families and individuals directly affected by the devastating tornadoes that hit the Southern states on Thursday, April 27, 2011. We were especially troubled to hear about the catastrophe and casualties in Alabama, Roger Brown’s home state. Our hearts go out to those who […]