An exhibition of new paintings by Kevork Mourad (b. Syria 1970), an artist known for his performative collaborations with composers, dancers, and musicians, will feature work created in response to the war in Syria and the destruction of the artist’s beloved city of Aleppo.
The eleventh iteration of the museum’s Rose Video series will feature John Akomfrah’s "Auto Da Fé" (2016), a two-channel video that investigates historic migrations driven by religious persecution.
This exhibition is the first large-scale museum exhibition in North America devoted to the work of celebrated New York-based artist Joe Bradley (b. 1975, Kittery, Maine).
For the Foster Stairwell, Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis (b. 1986) will create a site-specific project that grows out of his ongoing investigations of the relationships between language, memory, and race.
In conjunction with Joe Bradley’s solo exhibition in the Foster Wing (October 15, 2017–January 28, 2018), the artist will select a group of works from the Rose collection for an innovative display that draws upon masterworks and lesser-known gems of the museum’s holdings.
Tracing connections from early to recently acquired objects, this presentation is the first in a series to explore the origins and thematic through lines in the Rose Art Museum’s collection.