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Robert Cumming

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1940s

1943

Robert Cumming is born in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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1960s

1961

Robert Cumming and William Wegman attend Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and become close friends.

1965

Robert Cumming earns his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

1965

Robert Cumming and William Wegman drive from Boston to Illinois in Cumming’s 1965 VW bus to attend graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1967

Robert Cumming earns his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1967

Robert Cumming begins teaching at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee.

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late 1960s–70s 1969

Robert Cumming and William Wegman collaborate on two-person shows.

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1970s

1970s 1970

Barbara Kasten participates in exhibitions with her friends Robert Cumming and Douglas Huebler.

1970

Robert Cumming moves to California to teach at California State University, Fullerton.

1971

Allen Ruppersberg proposes Al’s Grand Hotel for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s exhibition 24 Young Los Angeles Artists, which also includes Vija Celmins, Robert Cumming, and William Wegman.

1971

Vija Celmins, Robert Cumming, Allen Ruppersberg, and William Wegman participate in 24 Young Los Angeles Artists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

1972

Robert Cumming and Roy De Forest participate in the Nut Art exhibition at the University Art Gallery of California State University, Hayward.

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1980s

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Vija Celmins Roy De Forest Douglas Huebler Barbara Kasten Allen Ruppersberg William Wegman Cal State, Fullerton California Fullerton Illinois LACMA Los Angeles Milwaukee University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wisconsin Al’s Grand Hotel Nut Art