The Rose at Brandeis: Works from the Collection
October 29, 2009 - June 20, 2010
The permanent collection at The Rose Art Museum includes over 7,000 artworks collected over the last fifty years. 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. This exhibition of over 120 works is divided into ten thematic sections, modernism, social realism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop art, photorealism, minimalism, contemporary art, photography and video art, which correspond chronologically to art historical periods. It presents an extraordinary opportunity to see and experience the depth and breadth of the collection and coincides with the publication of its first comprehensive catalogue.
Curated by Adelina Jedrzejczak and Roy Dawes.
Image Credit: Juan Gris, The Siphon, 1913, Oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA. Gift of Edgar Kaufman, Jr., 1959.