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Tommywood - Summer School With Schimmel

MOCA's longtime curator hopes to influence up-and-coming artists with Robert Rauschenberg's Combines.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/tommywood/article/tommywood_summer_school_with_schimmel_20060616

Paul Schimmel, the Museum of Contemporary Art's (MOCA) chief curator, wants us to spend our summer looking back -- 50 or so years to around the time of his birth, and to the city where he grew up, New York, to focus on the remarkable work of a young, poor and not-yet-famous Robert Rauschenberg, who was gathering junk and detritus from his life (clothes, family photos, fabric) and incorporating them into paintings that then became three-dimensional constructs, which Rauschenberg called "Combines."

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