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Stay Home, Mind Your Own Business!

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

The Roger Brown Study Collection is closed until further notice, in accordance with SAIC’s campus closure, and for the health and safety of all. Mrs. Harriet Devore of Kinmundy, Illinois got it right: STAY HOME, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Roger Brown loved the work of Jesse “Outlaw” Howard (1885 – 1983), who animated his property […]

Fall 2017 – what happened

Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, December 22nd, 2017


In memoriam, Roger Brown

Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Today, (November 22, 2017) is the 20th anniversary of Roger Brown’s death, also the 54th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Reflecting on Brown’s extraordinary career, his insightful, incisive depictions of the world, and his exceptionally generous gifts to the School of the Art Institute, following is a modest tribute, a selection of […]

Pardon our dust….the RBSC is closed temporarily

Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, June 17th, 2016

Tours and group visits to the RBSC will be suspended from June 20 to July 11 for construction and collection organization. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Kavi Gupta represents the Roger Brown Estate

Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to announce the representation of the Roger Brown Estate by Kavi Gupta. Gupta and his staff bring enthusiasm and myriad ideas for expanding recognition for Brown’s seminal presence in late 20th century American art, and for introducing Brown’s work into new audiences, globally. We’re […]

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 […]

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