Frequently Asked Questions
This page provides answers to questions most frequently asked regarding Robert Wilson and his works. If you still have questions after reading this page, please let us know by writing us here.
- How do apply for the Watermill Center's Summer Program?
- Whom should I contact about Robert Wilson's drawings, editions, and visual arts projects?
- Where can I find archival documentation of Robert Wilson's career?
- Where can I find general information about Robert Wilson's works?
- How do I obtain videotapes of Robert Wilson's productions?
- How do I obtain photographs of Robert Wilson's works?
- How do I purchase tickets to Robert Wilson events?
- What events are planned for my area in the near future?
Information on the Summer Program can be found on the Watermill Center's website.
In North America
Paula Cooper Gallery
534 West 21st Street
New York, New York 10010
+1 (212) 255-1105
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
7, rue de Belleyme
75003 Paris France
+33 1 42 72 99 00
There are three major collections open to researchers:
The Robert Wilson Papers Rare Book and Manuscripts Library
Butler Library Columbia University
New York, New York 10027
+1 (212) 854-8480
The collection is open to the public, subject to availability.
The Robert Wilson Archive (Administered by the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation)
115 W 29th St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
+1 212 253 7484 x12
The Archive is open by appointment only. A donation of $35 per research day is suggested.
There are several recent publications that provide an overview of the Wilson's works. These include:
Arthur Holmberg, The Theatre of Robert Wilson
(Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996)
Holm Keller, Robert Wilson
(Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Verlag, 1996; in German only)
Franco Quadri, Franco Bertoni, and Robert Stearns, Robert Wilson
(New York: Rizzoli, 1998)
Miguel Morey, Carmen Pardo, Robert Wilson
(Barcelona: Edicion Poligrafa S.A., 2002)
Katharine Otto-Bernstein, Absolute Wilson: The Biography
(New York: Prestel, 2006)
Please refer to the Archive section of this website for further information.
Please visit the Archive section of this website for more information on requesting videotape recordings of Robert Wilson's productions.
The Archive section of this website contains thousands of striking images, carefully selected by Robert Wilson and his associates. A login and password is required to access these pages and can be obtained by following the procedure on the Archive section of the site. Be advised that the Robert Wilson Archive does not administer rights or licenses for these photographs. With very few exceptions, these rights remain with their respective photographers. Further information on acquiring rights for reproduction and other purposes can be found on the Archive section of this website.
Whenever available, the Calendar section of this website includes telephone numbers to ticket hotlines or box offices. The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation does not assist with ticket orders for Robert Wilson's productions.
The Calendar section of this website contains a comprehensive list of Robert Wilson's performances, exhibitions, and speaking engagments throughout the world over the next calendar year.