Roger Brown Study Collection

In order to adhere to safety guidelines, such as physical distancing and reduced capacity, we cannot offer in-person class visits at this time. Instead, we have developed exciting new digital resources that allow us to host classes remotely, using our virtual tour and online databases to dive into our collection. Unfortunately, we can only accommodate classes on Thursdays and Fridays. Faculty teaching Monday-Wednesday can still utilize the RBSC through canvas resources that will include asynchronous lectures similar to those we would give for in-person class visits.

Schedule Remote Class Visit Appointment

 

We offer individual research appointments Tuesday afternoons for those who wish to be guided through our digital collections and archives that are not available online.

Schedule Individual Research Appointment

 

For those wishing to explore the collection, we have launched a full virtual tour of the RBSC, allowing individuals to experience the museum remotely!

SAIC faculty and students can access the Roger Brown Study Collection canvas page with resources for remote learning. Resources include lectures, films and videos, readings and bibliographies, links to our digital collections and tutorials on how to use them, and more. We will be adding to these resources regularly, so check back often!

To safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, the Roger Brown Study Collection is closed to the general public until further notice. We invite everyone to use our online virtual tour to remotely explore the Roger Brown Study Collection!

 

 

To safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, the Roger Brown Study Collection is closed to the general public until further notice. 

We invite everyone to use our online virtual tour to remotely explore the Roger Brown Study Collection

SAIC faculty and students can access the Roger Brown Study Collection canvas page with resources for remote learning. Resources include lectures, films and videos, readings and bibliographies, links to our digital collections and tutorials on how to use them, and more. We will be adding to these resources regularly, so check back often!

Take a deep dive into the Roger Brown artworks online database, where you’ll be astonished by Brown’s extraordinary output, from the mid-1960s to 1997.

Need more? Explore Roger Brown sketchbooks. These may inspire you to grab pen and paper and draw. The sketchbooks provide intriguing insights into Brown’s thinking/working process and are just plain beautiful.

How about an exploration of the RBSC through a Surrealist lens? Or, waltz through All the Flowers in the RBSC. This and other videos on our Vimeo channel will give you sneak peeks into specific wonders of the Collection.

Are super 8 home movies your thing? Check out Roger Brown Presents on our YouTube channel. Walk through the collection with Roger Brown, in the Roger Brown Walkthrough. 

Check out the albums in the RBSC Flickr site. Brown hit the road and documented vernacular landscapes with keen radar and a trained eye. We recommend starting with the album Objects, signs, window displays etc. – a virtual road trip guaranteed to astound.  

Resources
RBSC blog
Roger Brown artworks online database
Roger Brown sketchbooks online database
RBSC Vimeo
RBSC YouTube
RBSC keyhole video tour
Roger Brown video walk through
RBSC Flickr image database
Commingled Histories in Roger Brown's Bedroom video lecture by Lisa Stone

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