Ongoing Exhibitions


The Rose Art Museum

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: Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday: noon-5:00 PM; Friday & Saturday: noon-7:00 PM. 

During the festival, the following exhibitions are on view:


ROSALYN DREXLER: WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?
Location Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg Gallery and Lower Rose Galleries
Description 
"Who Does She Think She Is?" is a long-overdue retrospective of Rosalyn Drexler’s multidisciplinary practice. Drexler’s collages and paintings—which borrow imagery from movies, advertisements, and newspapers of the 1960s—reverberate with the Pop art of her contemporaries. Yet her work unfolds personal and social conflict with a political consciousness rare in the cool art of that moment and an explicitness that fearlessly courts vulgarity.

SHARON LOCKHART / NOA ESHKOL
Location Lois Foster Gallery
Description 
In this multi-channel film installation, artist Sharon Lockhart explores the work of Noa Eshkol (1924–2007), the Israeli dance composer, theorist and textile artist. Collaborating with Eshkol’s students as well as with a newer generation of dancers, Lockhart staged and filmed performances of Eshkol’s choreography in a minimalist setting punctuated only by Eshkiol’s remarkable wall carpets.

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BEN HAGARI
Location Rose Video Gallery
Description Ben Hagari’s “Potter’s Will” (2015) melds the prehistoric art of pottery with contemporary video art, reconfiguring primordial myths related to creation and destruction, life and death.

ROSE #FORDHALL2015
Location Mildred S. Lee Gallery
Description In response to the recent #FordHall2015 movement for racial justice at Brandeis, art from the museum’s permanent collection serves as a catalyst for conversations regarding issues of cultural bias, race, and the intersection of art and activism.

FOSTER MURAL: JOYCE PENSATO
Location Foster Stairwell
Description Joyce Pensato reveals a darker side of American Pop, imbuing familiar figures of American cartoon culture with psychological charge and emboldening them with aggressive, gestural physicality.

MARK DION:
 THE UNDISCIPLINED COLLECTOR
Location Permanent Installation
Description Wood paneled and furnished with the trappings of a 1961 collector’s den, this permanent installation evokes the year of the Rose Art Museum’s founding and serves as an introduction to the rich history of collecting at Brandeis University.

JJ PEET
Location Rosebud, 683 Main St., Waltham, MA
Description Work by JJ PEET, the 2016 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist in Residence, is on view at Rosebud, the Rose Art Museum’s new satellite gallery in downtown Waltham. Take the Tick-Tock Trolley! The free trolley will run from Rosebud (683 Main Street), City Hall parking lot (610 Main Street), and Council on Aging (488 Main Street) to the Brandeis campus from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday only.


ALSO ON VIEW


NEW PROSPECTS: POSTBACCALAUREATE EXHIBITION
Location Dreitzer Gallery, Spingold Theater Center
Description

Accomplished studio artists in the Brandeis postbaccalaureate program exhibit painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Jodi Connelly, Katherine Gardener, William Matthew Karlen, Arghavan Khosravi, Christine Lewis, Victoria Nunley ’14, Gina Palacios, Jung Hoon Park ’15, Samuel Rheaume, Ardis Tennyson-Loiselle.                                                 

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sunday, noon-5:00 PM.

WENDY WOLFE FINE: THE PEARL THAT SLIPPED ITS SHELL 
Location Kniznick Gallery, Women’s Studies Research Center
Description

Fine, the 2016 Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Artist in Residence, uses video, photography and cultural objects to re-envision the personal freedoms and cultural lives of Iranian Jewish women, including those of immigrants to the United States, after the Islamic revolution of 1979.

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Extended festival hours: Sunday, noon-3:00 PM.

'DEISPRICE: WHAT DOES BRANDEIS COST US?
Location Campuswide
Description

Follow the money trail. Beginning on Friday, April 15, versized price tags at key locations around campus pair the quantitative with the qualitative. What does the Great Lawn cost? We’ll put a number on it AND you can read a story from a Brandeis community member that details a more personal sacrifice. A map of locations will be posted in the Shapiro Campus Center. Produced by students in ENG 139, Broadsides, Public Art, and Non-Traditional Publishing: Anastasia Christilles, Aryeh Enoch, Margot Farnet, Theresa Gaffney, Imogen Rosenbluth, Halley Saul and Barbara Soley.

CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH THE ARTIST'S EYE
Location Shapiro Science Center Atrium
Description

Undergraduate artists Allison Fritz, Aviv Glick, Jackie Hammond, Jack Holloman, Margaret Morris, and Megan Rubenstein respond to the issues around climate change. Coordinated by Matt Hoisch '19.

GENERATING ENVIRONMENTS
Location Farber Library Mezzanine, Goldfarb Library
Description

Featuring works by William Betts, Jim Dingilian, Jim Dow, Ori Gersht, Kate Gilmore, and Christian Xatrec, this student-curated exhibition addresses the intersection of modern society and technology. These artists explore contemporary atmospheres using a variety of media including photography, video, and sculpture. Generating Environments reveals how depictions of public and private spaces rely on artists' practices and thematic approaches. Organized by Eleanor Fruchter, Sarah Horn and Molly Paris, the Rose Art Museum’s curatorial interns.