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The White House Historical Association, Artsy, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation partnered together in the late spring of 2016 for an unprecedented opportunity for university students in the United States to engage with the artwork and artifacts in the White House by creating a short video about the historical and artistic context of a particular work in the Executive Mansion. The five winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., and have their videos shown at a special ceremony at the White House Historical Association headquarters.

Open to all undergraduates and graduate students in the United States, the This Art is Your Art competition is judged by eight renowned artists, educators, museum professionals, and public figures—Caroline Bauman, Executive Director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Melissa Chiu, Executive Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital, Jewish Museum; Agnes Gund, Chairman of the Board of MoMA PS1 and President Emerita of MoMA; William Kloss, Art historian and author of “Art in the White House”; Jan Krawitz, Professor of Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University; Earl A. Powell III, Director of the National Gallery of Art; and Kehinde Wiley, artist.

The competition was hosted by Artsy, the leading resource for learning about and collecting art. Artsy partners with over 600 major museums and foundations, including the Guggenheim Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, SFMOMA, J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, as well as over 4,000 leading galleries and more than 60 art fairs.

Fostering the legacy of Rauschenberg’s work and his long-term commitment to art education by providing broad public access to art is central to the mission of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The foundation strives to encourage students to actively engage with and respond to iconic American works of art. With the This Art is Your Art competition, the foundation seeks to encourage connections between young scholars and the expansive White House collection.

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