The Roger Brown Study Collection (RBSC) is a house museum, special collection, and archive of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Located in the renowned artist and SAIC alumnus Roger Brown's former home and studio, the RBSC is an artists' museum featuring an astonishing range of objects including works by Chicago Imagists, self-taught artists, folk and tribal art and objects from material and popular culture, costumes, textiles, furniture, travel souvenirs, and a Ford Mustang in the garage––all of which were touchstones that fueled the intense and demanding work of being an artist. The building and collection function as a laboratory where students engage in many aspects of the care, organization, interpretation, and preservation of a vast collection of art and artifacts in a 19th century storefront building.
Join the Read/Write Library as we get a tour of the RBSC and discuss the challenges in preserving a home, an art collection, and a home that is an art collection.
Due to the limited space of the building, the tour is limited to just 15 participants. You must RSVP here to join the tour. If you cannot make it to the tour, please let us know so that someone else can take your spot!
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The Read/Write Library is an all-inclusive collection of Chicago-specific media, produced by and for the community. Through our unique indexing of contributors and our open venue, we provide a space for individuals, organizations and ideas to come together, and creative connections to emerge.