The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University is among the nation’s premier university museums dedicated to 20th and 21st century art. A center of cultural and intellectual life on campus, the museum serves as a living textbook for object-based learning, a home and resource for artists, and a catalyst for artistic expression, scholarly innovation, and the production of new knowledge through art. With its international collections, changing exhibitions, and diverse public programs, the Rose affirms and advances the values of freedom of expression, academic excellence, global diversity, and social justice that are the hallmarks of Brandeis University.
Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5:00 p.m. Extended festival hours: Thursday, April 23, noon-9:00 p.m.
During the festival, the following exhibitions are on view:
|Location||Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg Gallery|
New Acquisitions gathers objects that have entered the Rose's collection in the past 18 months, demonstrating a commitment to acquiring important works by figures who until recently have been excluded from canonical accounts of art history.
“Pretty Raw” takes the artist Helen Frankenthaler as a lens through which to re-focus our vision of modernist art over the past 50 years. Includes work by more than 40 artists from the 1950s through the present who find personal, social and political meaning in sheer, gorgeous materiality.
|Location||Lower Rose Gallery|
“Painting Blind” brings together work by four artists – Willem de Kooning, Maria Lassnig, Frank Auerbach and Georg Baselitz ― that deliberately blurs touch and vision, bodily experience and image. Curated by curator-at-large Katy Siegel.
|Location||Mildred S. Lee Gallery|
|Description||The Collection in Focus series highlights and draws new connections among important and often under-studied objects from the Rose’s renowned holdings.|
|Location||Rose Video Gallery|
|Description||A patchwork of vivid, glittering animation and gritty found footage, Hartung's video unfolds to present an immersive, 48-minute landscape that is by turns both harrowing and spiritual.|
|Location||Farber Library Mezzanine|
|Description||Disrupted Spaces looks at photography's role in the notion of photographic truth, and raises questions related to memory, place and belonging. Organized by Rose curatorial interns Sarah McCarty and Sofía Retta.|
ALSO ON VIEW
|Location||Women's Studies Research Center|
|Description||This new multidisciplinary installation created on site at the Kniznick Gallery focuses on large-scale drawings based on five letters of the Hebrew alphabet. By multiplying and playing with the space between these letters, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute artist in residence Milcah Bassel, PB ‘11, explores movement and time through an altered language as well as the ancient alphabet’s patriarchal roots.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Special festival extended hours: Sunday, April 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
On view through July 16, 2015.
|Location||Dreitzer Gallery, Spingold Theater Center|
Accomplished studio artists in the postbaccalaureate program exhibit painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking.
Gallery hours: Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m..; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
PATRIOTISM & PROPAGANDA: POSTER ART IN WWI AMERICA
|Location||Archives & Special Collections, Goldfarb 2|
Showcasing some of the most striking posters from the World War I and World War II Propaganda Posters collection, this exhibit explores the many ways in which poster art was used in wartime to encourage Americans' support and participation. Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
On view through Fall 2015.
GETZ MEDIA LAB OPEN HOUSE
|Location||Getz Media Lab, Farber Library 3|
Staff members exhibit and discuss their recent creative work in video and multimedia. For hours, visit getzlab.brandeis.edu. On view through April 30.