Art Lights the Way

“My goal is to inspire others to think of their own journey, as well as to reflect on the current massive migration of displaced persons now becoming one of the biggest migrations in history. Placed in a setting like Brandeis University, which focuses on the rights of all and social justice, I hope to raise the questions of responsibility, economics, ethics and history.”

-Robert Fitzgerald, PB '14

See Robert's "Float/Blue" sculpture outside the Goldman-Schwartz Fine Arts Studios during the Festival!

Special Projects

During the Festival of the Creative Arts, the Brandeis campus is transformed by innovative original artwork made by students, staff and faculty and funded by the Office of the Arts.

Project Coordinator: Scout Hutchinson.

HIVE: RECOGNIZING A SHARED EXPERIENCE

Jodi Connelly, PB ’16
Adjacent to the Great Lawn

Enter a meditative space to hear the recorded experiences of others as they practice sitting meditation, and contemplate the role of the individual as part of a larger community.

FLOAT/BLUE

Robert Fitzgerald, PB '14
Outside the Goldman-Schwartz Fine Arts Studios

This suspended plexiglass raft—a poignant symbol of movement and struggle—raises questions of citizenship, privilege and the expansion of our diversity as a nation.

HONDURAS

Tiffany Mei ’16
Outside Academic Services, Usdan Student Center

Mei’s photographic series documents her experience in Honduras with the Brandeis chapter of Global Medical Brigades, a student-led volunteer international relief organization.

HERO

Jack Holloman ’16
Shapiro Campus Center, Atrium

Marvel at the restorative power of moss—an often overlooked plant—as it colonizes miniature polluted ecosystems and paves the way for new growth.

ALSO ON VIEW

NEW PROSPECTS: POSTBACCALAUREATE EXHIBITION

Dreitzer Gallery, Spingold Theater Center
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.

CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH THE ARTIST'S EYE

Shapiro Science Center Atrium
Undergraduate artists respond to the issues around climate change. Coordinated by Matt Hoisch '19.

GENERATING ENVIRONMENTS

Farber Library Mezzanine

Through May 23

Works by William Betts, Jim Dingilian, Jim Dow, Ori Gersht, Kate Gilmore, and Christian Xatrec that explore contemporary atmospheres using a variety of media including photography, video, and sculpture. Organized by Rose Art Museum curatorial interns Eleanor Fruchter, Sarah Horn and Molly Paris.