Reginald Robinson

Reginald Robinson: Ragtime and Rubber Hose Limbs

Step into the Billy Wilder Theater for a rare evening of 1920s entertainment. Reginald Robinson will bang out the syncopated rhythms of ragtime on the grand piano as rarely seen snippets of animation by cartoon pioneers Otto Messmer, Earl Hurd, and Walter Lantz are screened. Robinson, who is primarily self-taught and received a 2004 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” will play original compositions and improvisational riffs on Ragtime classics to the antics of Felix the Cat, Dinky Doodle, and Woody Woodpecker, among others.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. 

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.