Rose Art Museum

Noé Martínez: The Body Remembers

re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum

Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum

Founded in 1961, the Rose Art Museum is among the nation’s premier university museums and is a nexus for art, education, and social justice. In addition to its stellar permanent collection, the Rose Art Museum presents groundbreaking thematic exhibitions, surveys of leading and emerging contemporary artists, new commissions, and free public programs that include artist talks, performances, discussions, residencies, and artist-led and site-responsive engagements.

All above exhibits are on view during the Festival. Museum hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alumni Gallery, Wien Faculty Center

Joel Janowitz and Jenna Weiss | Connect40

Connect40 features the works of two painters, Joel Janowitz '67 and Jenna Weiss '07. Each working from observation, but departing toward abstraction in divergent modes, their work speaks to each other in surprising ways. With this third exhibition at the Alumni Art Gallery, we invite you to celebrate the 40 years that separate their time at Brandeis, and art’s remarkable ability to bridge it. 

Joel Janowitz is a Boston-based painter whose work addresses the emotive and psychological potentials of pictorial space. In the past decade his interest in visual space has led to a fascination with the nature of perception itself and how we unconsciously build a coherent sense of the world from visual fragments, along with memory, feeling, and prior experience. For example, Breach II and Breach III (2023) explore the junction of order and randomness. In Janowitz’s work perceived forms become reflective of our psychological states. Color and light alter as we glance about. Large swaths of a scene may be barely observed while particular details preoccupy us. His paintings bring this junction of perceiving, inventing, feeling, and memory into visual play.

For Brooklyn-based artist Jenna Weiss, her practice begins with collecting sets of visual information sourced from pattern-based games, textile fabrics, or household packaging. She gathers, repeats, and recombines sets of symbols to create new work focusing on the relationship between shape and color. Her most recent body of work is based on daily Wordle boards, using the two alternate color options provided for visual accessibility through The New York Times. Some of the earlier work seen here, including Formal Wall with Shovel (2017), represents a different approach, working from observation to faithfully depict source material on a one-to-one scale. With both of these methods, the work generates its own logic, departing into unknown territories.

The Brandeis Alumni Art Gallery opened in 2023 in the recently refurbished Wien Faculty Center and presents exhibits by alumni artists twice a year. Sponsored by the Brandeis Alumni Association, the Office of the President, and the Division of Creative Arts.

"Joel Janowitz and Jenna Weiss | Connect40" will be on view from April 11-September 30, 2024. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Opening reception: Thursday, April 11, 4:40-6:30 p.m. Please register here.

Dreitzer Gallery, Spingold Theater Center

Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition

This exhibition showcases new work by students in the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Studio Art, which provides the space to grow as artists and develop a portfolio for graduate school admission or a studio practice. Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts.

The Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition will be on view in the Dreitzer Gallery from March 13-April 7, 2024. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Indigo Road Project

The Indigo Road Project uses fiber arts to tell the story of 39 people from 1619 to 2020 whose lives were shaped by the making of clothing. It was conceived and researched by costume designer Brooke Stanton, costume shop director for the Department of Theater Arts, and sewn by a team of 27 Brandeis students.

The Indigo Road Project will be on view in the Dreitzer Gallery from April 11-15, 2024.

Archives and Special Collections, Brandeis Library, Level 2

Twentieth-Century Brandeis

This interactive yearbook of Brandeis history from 1948-99 documents a wide range of life on campus: Brandeis presidents, student life, faculty life, Brandeis gear, and the 50th anniversary celebration. Share a Brandeis memory by adding to the “Share Your Story” section.

Viewing hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The Brandeis campus is transformed by innovative artwork made especially for the festival by students and alumni and made possible by grants from Brandeis Arts Engagement.

Shapiro Campus Center

Nathan Bernstein ‘24 | Lider un Kunst
Corey Brown '23 | Boy in Garden
Dahlia Ramirez ’27 | Whiskers Comic Display
Sydney Schur '24 | Shabbat! A Ceramic Exhibit
Alex Sweder ’12, MAT’14 | Legacy Portraits
Tikkun Olam Community Artwork | Designed and painted by Brandeis students  | Facilitated by Tova Speter '00


Upper Usdan Student Center

Isabella Orkin Emmanuel '26 | The Yard of Mundane Amusements


Mandel Center for the Humanities forum and Brandeis Library

Kellen Rice '27, Ellie Cho '27, Dahlia Ramirez '27, Gillian Mulder '27, Rafi Abrams (faculty) | Collaboration Comics

Online Exhibition

Henri Lazarof: A Life in Music

This digital exhibit presented by the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections is an introduction to the life of world-renowned composer, conductor, musician, and teacher Henri Lazarof (1932-2013), as represented in the Henri Lazarof Archives housed here at Brandeis. To view the exhibition, click here.