Closeup photograph of sculpture by Chris Burden, with Rose Art Museum in background.
Installation view of Chris Burden,  Light of Reason, 2014. Charles Mayer Photography.

Rose Art Museum

Current Exhibitions

Tuesday Smillie, Together (detail)
On View

Tuesday Smillie: To build another world

Building on a history of protest signage, Tuesday Smillie explores transgender-feminist politics and activism, questioning the address of language and the imprint of the past in a multimedia practice that includes watercolor, collage, and textile-based work.

September 7

Mark Dion, The Undisciplined Collector, 2015

Mark Dion: The Undisciplined Collector

Wood paneled and furnished with the trappings of a 1961 collector's den, The Undisciplined Collector evokes the year of the Rose Art Museum's founding and serves as an introduction to the rich history of collecting at Brandeis University.

September 12

Robert Motherwell, Elegy to the Spanish Republic, No. 58 (detail)
On View


An exhibition spanning seven decades of the museum’s permanent collection, curated by Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator Luis A. Croquer.

September 7

All Exhibitions


People in galleries looking at Tuesday Smillie's series of Le Guin book covers

Book Club with Tuesday Smillie

On Nov 15 the Rose will host a book club led by artist Tuesday Smillie, placing Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Left Hand of Darkness" within the context of her work and the author's later responses to criticism.

November 15

Installation shot of Tuesday Smillie exhibition at the Rose art museums featuring two protest banners and watercolor interpretations of book covers

Tuesday Smillie: Building another world through creative critical self-reflection

Join us as artist Tuesday Smillie’s artist-in-residency at the Rose Art Museum culminates with an award ceremony and an artist talk. Smillie will speak about her work and practice, as well as discuss her exhibition.

November 16

An installation view of Rose exhibition Passage with two paintings and one sculpture. A woman looks at one of the paintings

Through Lines: With Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Artist Sheida Soleimani

Experience the works on view accompanied by the expert, multidisciplinary lens and commentary of guest speakers from Brandeis faculty.

November 17

All Programs

Selections from the Permanent Collection