2017 Exhibitions

Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1976

Fred Eversley: Black, White, Gray

February 17 - June 11, 2017

For more than four decades, Fred Eversley has produced a singular body of work that considers materials, light, and the optical qualities of shapes and colors as part of a broad investigation of individual perceptual experience. This exhibition, which opened at Art + Practice in Los Angeles, examines a series of black, white, and gray sculptures that Eversley began in the early 1970s.

Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1976. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Gift of Joyce and Paul Krasnow. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Charles Mayer.

Tommy Hartung, King Solomon's Mines still, detail

Tommy Hartung: King Solomon's Mines

February 17 - June 11, 2017

Through an installation of new sculptures, video, and photographs, Tommy Hartung extends his investigation of mythmaking and storytelling tied to powers of surveillance, wealth, and politics. Transposing the legend of King Solomon to create a fable that rings true for a modern era, Hartung's King Solomon’s Mines represents his most comprehensive solo museum exhibition to date.

Tommy Hartung, King Solomon's Mines (still, detail), 2017. Courtesy of the artist and On Stellar Rays, New York.

Rose Art Museum staff hang a painting on the wall

Collection at Work

February 17 - June 11, 2017

Granting visitors behind-the-scenes access, Collection at Work transforms the Lois Foster Gallery into a work space for collection stewardship activities. While the staff perform these critical daily activities, visitors are invited into the space to witness them first-hand, see a changing selection of artworks, and to learn about the museum's many roles in the lives of objects in its care.

Installing Judy Chicago, Desert Fan. Photo by Charles Mayer.

Louise Nevelson, 1967

Reflections: Louise Nevelson, 1967

February 17 - June 11, 2017

Louise Nevelson’s first retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, opened at the Rose Art Museum in 1967. In a display of previously un-exhibited archival materials, Reflections looks back at this important moment from the Rose’s early years. How can this singular experience be understood in our present moment?

Louise Nevelson (installation), 1967. Photo by Mike O'Neil.

Ana Mendieta, Sweating Blood (video still)

Rose Video 10 | Ana Mendieta

February 17 - June 11, 2017

Rose Video 10 presents Ana Mendieta's powerful short film Sweating Blood (1973), one of the artist’s early experiments with performance for the camera. For this special presentation, Mendieta’s film will be shown alongside Body Tracks (1982), the rare triptych of her body prints made as part of a performance at Franklin Furnace, New York, now part of the Rose Collection.

Ana Mendieta, Sweating Blood (video still), 1973. © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

Mark Dion, The Undisciplined Collector, 2015

Mark Dion: The Undisciplined Collector

February 17 - June 11, 2017

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.

Mark Dion, The Undisciplined Collector, 2015. Rose Art Museum Special Fund. Photo by Charles Mayer.

Sarah Sze, Blue Wall Moulting, 2016

Sarah Sze: Blue Wall Moulting

September 11 - June 11, 2017

Blue Wall Moulting traces the structural elements behind the wall of the Foster Stairwell. Created with a basic chalk snap-line technique, which mimics the process used in building construction, the drawing follows the hidden architecture of the space, drawing attention both to the surface and to what lies behind.

Sarah Sze, Blue Wall Moulting, 2016. Photo by Charles Mayer.