Ongoing Exhibitions


The Rose Art Museum

The Rose Art Museum is among the premier university museums of modern and contemporary art in the country. Through its distinguished collection of mid-20th through 21st-century art, cutting-edge exhibitions and dynamic programs, visitors can experience the art, artists and ideas of our time. 

Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Special extended hours: Thursday, April 24, noon-9 p.m.

During the festival, the following exhibitions are on view:


CHRIS BURDEN: THE MASTER BUILDER
Location Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg Gallery
Description 
Modeled from bridges imagined and actual, Burden’s small-scale erector set sculptures reflect his work as a social engineer and demonstrate his commitment to symbolic inquiry. A two-story erector set skyscraper will be installed for the festival.

MIKA ROTTENBERG: BOWLS BALLS SOULS HOLES
Location Foster Gallery
Description 

“Rottenberg’s sumptuously colored, intensely claustrophobic video installations are full of contraptions, sliding doors, chutes, shafts, pipes, pumps, and tunnels...that will turn your stomach, twist your brain, and make your soul feel as if it has just fallen through a trapdoor.” — The Boston Globe


ROSE PROJECTS 01a | THE MATTER THAT SURROUNDS US: WOLS AND CHARLINE VON HEYL
Location Lower Rose Gallery
Description A pairing of the mid-century German artist Wols, whose delicate works combine media in unorthodox ways, with new paintings and collage by Heyl.

COLLECTION IN FOCUS: THE THRESHOLD OF RECOGNITION
Location Mildred S. Lee Gallery
Description Enjoy select work from the Rose collection—Juan Gris’s Le Siphon (1913) and Fernand Léger’s La Femme Bleue (1929), shown alongside Thomas Scheibitz’s Nebenwerte (2013).

ROSE VIDEO 03 | MARIA LASSNIG AND MARY REID KELLEY
Location Rose Video Gallery
Description Finding connections between historic animation and new video, Lassnig and Kelley reflect on the trajectory of feminist video art.

 

ALSO ON VIEW


JEANNE WILLIAMSON: UNDER COLOR

Location Women's Studies Research Center
Description Jeanne Williamson, the 2014 Haddassah-Brandeis Institute artist-in-residence, will create a series of Jewish wedding canopies, or chuppot.

Using simple printmaking techniques, Williamson brings pattern and color to the traditional chuppah. Using common construction fencing as her template, Williamson draws inspiration from this material and its grid-like patterns. Her process incorporates painting, simple printmaking techniques and stitching to achieve vivid color and texture.

Visually and conceptually linking the “protected area” of an urban building site with the symbolic protection of the wedding canopy, the chuppot on view offer a new interpretation of our relationship to our surroundings and the ritual of marriage. 

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Special festival extended hours: Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

On view through May 22, 2014.


PROSPECT II
Location Dreitzer Gallery, Spingold Theater Center
Description

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.

 

THE BEGINNINGS OF MUSIC AT BRANDEIS
Location Archives & Special Collections, Goldfarb 2
Description

This exhibit explores the early years of the Music Department, and highlights the five remarkable musicians who helped create it: Erwin Bodky, Irving Fine, Harold Shapero, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Berger. A new touchscreen kiosk allows visitors to listen to pieces created by Brandeis's first music professors and students.

Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

On view through August 2014.