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The Art of Rube Goldberg


October 10, 6-8 PM
Members' Opening of The Art of Rube Goldberg
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October 29, 6 PM
Only in American Gala Honoring Renée and Joe Zuritsky
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November 8, 11 AM - SOLD OUT
Members' Tour of The Art of Rube Goldberg

November 8, 6-8 PM

Young Friends Curated Cocktails: Rube Goldberg Edition 
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November 8, 5-8PM
Cartoonists Run Amok
Extended Museum hours and Pay What You Wish admission
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December 9 - CANCELED
Rube Goldberg Machine Contest
December 11, 11 AM
Members' Tour of The Art of Rube Goldberg
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October 12, 2018 through January 21, 2019

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The Art of Rube Goldberg is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Rube Goldberg's work since the Smithsonian's 1970 celebration of the artist. It explores his varied career from his earliest published works and iconic Rube Goldberg machine invention drawings, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoons, and more.

Throughout his long career, Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) chronicled almost every salient aspect of modern American life. His work touched on everything from fashion and sports to gender, politics, and international affairs. This exhibition explores the artistry and wit that made Rube Goldberg one of the twentieth century's most celebrated and enduring cartoonists - and a household name.


The Art of Rube Goldberg was conceived by Creighton Michael; developed in cooperation with Heirs of Rube Goldberg, LLC, NY, NY; and curated by Max Weintraub. Tour coordinated by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. 

Major support provided by Bank of America.

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Our Summer 2018 interns turned the entire Museum into a Rube Goldberg Machine.

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