The Roger Brown Study Collection (RBSC) is an SAIC special collection that exists as an artists’ study collection and archive, preserved intact in a historic house museum setting. The RBSC is an intimate collection with an astonishing range of objects, including works by Chicago Imagists and other contemporary artists, self-taught artists, folk and tribal art from many cultures, objects from material and popular culture, costumes, textiles, furniture, travel souvenirs, and other things Brown surrounded himself with for artistic inspiration.
Online resources (which appear on the RBSC homepage) include:
Roger Brown artworks online database
Roger Brown sketchbooks
RBSC Virtual Tour - NEW!
RBSC keyhole video tour
Roger Brown video walk through
RBSC Flickr image database
Coming soon: RBSC Archive Finding Aid
RBSC staff are currently developing an RBSC Canvas site for faculty, which will include orientation slide presentations and other recorded slideshows, as well as a Virtual Tour Video of the RBSC, short videos about specific objects, and short videos about specific Roger Brown works.*
Virtual classroom visits may be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be scheduled based on staff availability.
We are working to provide online access to RBSC databases, including the Master RBSC Collection, Roger Brown Catalogue Raisonné, RBSC Library, and Roger Brown Photographs, and RBSC Flatfiles (prints and works on paper) databases.*
*Please email email@example.com if you are interested in receiving an update when any materials being developed are available.
Any and all questions about the Roger Brown Study Collection, its digital collections, or its remote services can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org