Archived Exhibitions

Download a list of Rose exhibitions from 1961 to 2009.    


 

FALL 2014

ROSE VIDEO 04 | ALEX HUBBARD
Rose Video Gallery
September 11 – November 2, 2014

Alex Hubbard works in a variety of media to explore and break down the arrangement and production of images, playing with the composition and subsequent manipulation of ordinary objects. Rose Video 04 presents Hubbard’s Annotated Plans for an Evacuation (2009) in addition to a recently completed painting.

ALEX HUBBARD, STILL FROM ANNOTATED PLANS FOR AN EVACUATION,
 2009 (DETAIL). VIDEO, 5:46. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND MACCARONE, NY.



SPRING 2014

Chris Burden, 1/4 Ton Bridge

CHRIS BURDEN: THE MASTER BUILDER
Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg Gallery
February 14 – June 8, 2014

In this exhibition, the Rose Art Museum presents a near comprehensive account of Burden’s small-scale erector set bridges. Modeled from bridges imagined and actual, Burden’s erector sculptures extend the artist's work as a social engineer, demonstrating his dual commitment to empiric and symbolic inquiry.

CHRIS BURDEN, 1/4 TON BRIDGE, 1997 AND STATIC TEST, 2000. COURTESY OF CHRIS BURDEN STUDIO.

Mika Rottenberg, Squeeze

MIKA ROTTENBERG: BOWLS BALLS SOULS HOLES
Lois Foster Gallery
February 14 – June 8, 2014

Featuring recent work by video installation artist Mika Rottenberg, the exhibition provides a comprehensive account of the artist’s conceptual interests and material sensibilities—both sculptural and moving image—as they have grown over the course of career.


MIKA ROTTENBERG,
 SQUEEZE, 2010 (DETAIL). COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Charline von Heyl

ROSE PROJECTS 01A | THE MATTER THAT SURROUNDS US: WOLS AND CHARLINE VON HEYL
Lower Rose Gallery
February 14 – June 8, 2014

The Matter That Surrounds Us pairs the work of mid-century German artist Wols with new paintings and collages by contemporary artist Charline von Heyl.


CHARLINE VON HEYL, SKULL, 2012 (DETAIL). COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND PETZEL, NEW YORK.

ROSE VIDEO 03 | MARIA LASSNIG AND MARY REID KELLEY
Rose Video Gallery
March 26 – June 8, 2014

The third iteration of Rose Video links the historical animation-based practice of artist Maria Lassnig to the contemporary videos of Mary Reid Kelley. The pairing explores video's relationship to other media—performance, drawing, and poetry—and reflects on the trajectory of feminist video art.


MARY REID KELLEY, YOU MAKE ME ILIAD, 2010. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

Leger

COLLECTION IN FOCUS: THE THRESHOLD OF RECOGNITION
Mildred S. Lee Gallery
February 14 – June 8, 2014

Organized in collaboration with Brandeis Fine Arts Professor Nancy Scott, the exhibition presents work from the Rose collection—Juan Gris’s Le Siphon (1913) and Fernand Léger’s La Femme Bleue (1929)—alongside Thomas Scheibitz’s Nebenwerte (2013).


FERNAND LÉGER, LA FEMME BLEUE, 1929. BEQUEST OF LOUIS SCHAPIRO, BOSTON. ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK / ADAGP, PARIS © 2008.


 

 FALL 2013

Jack Whitten

LIGHT YEARS: JACK WHITTEN, 1971-73
Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg Gallery
Through December 15, 2013

Jack Whitten's exhibition features several never-before exhibited monumental canvases created in the early 1970s. Incorporating the speed and look of mechanical reproduction with painting's unpredictable materiality, these works create new forms of light and space that speak directly to contemporary reality.

Jack Whitten, Asa's PAlace, 1973. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES, NEW YORK.

Mary Miss Sculpture

MINIMAL AND MORE: 60s AND 70s SCULPTURE FROM THE COLLECTION
Lower Rose Gallery
Through December 15, 2013

A tribute to the 1996 exhibition More Than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the '70s, Minimal and More explores a groundbreaking era of pioneering art whose cultural, social, and political themes and concerns still influence art practice today.

Mary MIss, Stake Fence, 1970. Courtesy of Mary MIss.

Al Loving, Untitled

COLLECTION IN FOCUS: AL LOVING
Mildred S. Lee Gallery
Through December 15, 2013

This focus on the Rose collection features two works by Al Loving, a prominent abstract painter and collage artist whose work explores the ways color, space, line and form play out in vibrant counterpoint.



AL (ALVIN) Loving, Untitled, 1986. ROSE ART MUSEUM, Gift of Arnold and Sara Grandberg.

Andy Warhol

IMAGE MACHINE: ANDY WARHOL AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Lois Foster Gallery
Through December 15, 2013

Drawing heavily from the Rose's own collection, the exhibition examines the central role of photography in Warhol's art and its relationship to his portrait painting and documentation of the artist's social life.

Andy Warhol, Cheryl Tiegs, 1984. © 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Omer Fast, 5000 Feet Is the Best

ROSE VIDEO 01 | OMER FAST: 5000 FEET IS THE BEST
Rose Video Gallery
Through November 3, 2013

Fast's 30-minute cinematic video work opens up discussion about one of the most pressing issues of today—drone surveillance and warfare. The film stems from a series of conversations the artist conducted with a former U.S. Air Force Predator Drone, who reflects on his daily duties and the psychological effects of live-fire missions in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mark Boulos, All That Is Solid Melts into Air

ROSE VIDEO 02 | MARK BOULOS AND JOSEPHINE MECKSEPER
Rose Video Gallery
Through March 16, 2014

This exhibition was comprised of two videos shown in successive, four-week screenings: Mark Boulos's All That Is Solid Melts into Air, 2008 (on view 11/13 – 12/15) and Josephine Meckseper's Mall of America, 2009 (on view 2/14 – 3/16).

Mark Boulos, All That Is Solid Melts into Air, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Stigter van Doesburg Gallery, Amsterdam.


 

 SPRING 2013

Beshty at the Rose

ON THE MATTER OF ABSTRACTION (FIGS. A & B)
WALEAD BESHTY: UNTITLED
Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg and Lower Rose Galleries
February 13 – June 9, 2013

Artist Walead Beshty collaborated with Christopher Bedford, Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose, to create On the matter of abstraction (figs. A & B). The exhibition used the architecture of the museum to structure narratives drawn from the Rose's collection. Within the same space, Beshty created a separate work, a mirror and glass floor that runs throughout both levels of the building.

Sam Jury

SAM JURY: COERCED NATURE
Mildred S. Lee Gallery
February 13 – June 9, 2013

In her video installations, Jury melds staged, fragmented performances with eerily familiar yet unrecognizable places, creating impossible, emotionally layered scenes. For the exhibition Coerced Nature, Jury's videos were projected onto sculptural forms, walls, windows, and small boxes, with some work intervening on Brandeis' public spaces.

Standard

ED RUSCHA: STANDARD
Lois Foster Gallery
February 13 – June 9, 2013

Ruscha's art depicts everyday objects, yet often triggers philosophical reflections about the relationship between words, things, and ideas. The word “standard,” reoccurring in the artist’s vast body of work, is a case in point: it can be a banner or rallying point, an established level of quality, or an oil company’s brand name. In his depictions of Standard stations, Ruscha points to each of these definitions and more, making his repeated treatment of this word/image a revealing structure through which to track and analyze the artist’s development over time.


 

 FALL 2012

Dor Guez

DOR GUEZ: 100 STEPS TO THE MEDITERRANEAN
Lois Foster Gallery
September 20 – December 9, 2012

Guez, whose heritage is both Christian Palestinian and Jewish Tunisian, takes as his overt subject the Christian Arab minority in Israel, a community marginalized by the prevailing meta-narratives of both Israelis and Arabs. Guez’s work addresses these gaps while exploring contemporary art’s role in raising questions about history, nationality, ethnicity, and personal identity.


 

 2005 – 2012

Kelly

ART AT THE ORIGIN: THE EARLY 1960s
Gerald S. Fineberg Gallery
October 27, 2011 – December 9, 2012

Within five years of its opening in 1961, the Rose Art Museum housed one of the most daring contemporary art collections at a university. Art at the Origin celebrates the museum's formative period by displaying paintings, sculptures and prints created during 1961-66.

Bruce Connor

BRUCE CONNER: EVE-RAY-FOREVER
October 27, 2011 – December 9, 2012

Bruce Conner made the stroboscopic film triptych EVE-RAY-FOREVER for his 1965 exhibition at the Rose. In honor of the museum's 50th anniversary, the Rose has acquired Conner's 2006 recreation of this groundbreaking film experience.

Lichtenstein

COLLECTING STORIES
October 27, 2011 – June 20, 2012

The collection's growth over five decades is conveyed in this selection of major works, from gifts of modernist paintings that inspired the Rose's formation to contemporary art acquisitions connected to its legacy of bold exhibitions. Highlighted artists include Juan Gris, Marsden Hartley, Louise Nevelson, Nam June Paik, Kiki Smith, Richard Prince, Jenny Holzer and Dana Schutz.

Rauschenberg

REGARDING PAINTING
October 7, 2010 – June 12, 2011

Drawn from the Rose's impressive permanent collection, Regarding Painting invites visitors to look closely: to revel in the physical properties of paint, consider how the form of a painting intersects with its content, and gain access to artists' processes and ideas. 

Kentridge

WATERWAYS

October 7, 2010 – June 12, 2011

In Taoist tradition, water is considered an aspect of wisdom, shaping itself to what contains it and moving in the path of least resistance. The ancient Greeks understood the power of transition that water holds; from liquid, to solid, to vapor, water is the symbol for metamorphosis. WaterWays explores some of the artworks from the Rose collection that use water as subject, metaphor and muse.

Gris

THE ROSE AT BRANDEIS: WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION
October 29, 2009 – June 20, 2010

This large-scale exhibition is a survey of the past 100 years of artistic creation, serving as both a story of 20th and 21st century art and a definition of our time. Since the museum's beginnings, The Rose has been actively collecting, many times directly from the studios of young unknown artists, such as Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Alfred Gottlieb, and Roy Lichtenstein. These artists and their works now form the cannon of art history.

Colors Numbers Text

NUMBERS, COLORS AND TEXT
July 22 – September 25, 2009

When a theory on art hardens into a manifesto it most often marks the death knell of the work itself. The artists presented here have not fallen prey to their theories, rather they use them as tools to discover what cannot be preconceived; they allow the expression to reveal itself through the process of physically creating the work.