2024 Featured Artists

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Yoni Avi Battat

Photo Credit: Edoardo Carpenedo

Yoni Avi Battat

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer Yoni Avi Battat ’13 specializes in contemporary and traditional Jewish music inspired by his Iraqi and Polish ancestry. He performs and records around the world alongside artists who are at the forefront of Jewish music and spent ten months touring the US as a cast member and violinist in the Broadway production of "The Band’s Visit.” 


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Karen Frostig is an affiliated scholar with the Women's Studies Research Center and professor of art who teaches in Lesley's Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Art and Design, and in the arts programs in the Graduate School of Education. She is a public memory artist, a writer, a cultural historian, community organizer, and founding director of the Locker of Memory memorial project to the victims of the Jungfernhof concentration camp (2019-) currently under development and located in Riga, Latvia. Karen has received multiple awards and grants from organizations such as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), National Fund of the Republic of Austria, ZukunftsFonds, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and many more.


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Joel Janowitz

Cambridge-based artist Joel Janowitz '67 has had over thirty solo exhibitions. His work can be found in numerous public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Connect40: Joel Janowitz '67 and Jenna Weiss '07
Alumni Gallery, Wien Faculty Center
April 12-September 30
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


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Jenna Weiss

Jenna Weiss '07, PB'08, is a visual artist and museum professional based in Brooklyn, New York. She currently serves as associate director for public programs at the Jewish Museum in New York, where she is responsible for the conception and implementation of diverse and rigorous temporary exhibition and collection related programming for adult audiences. Jenna is an alumna of Asylum Arts, a global network of Jewish Artists; Schusterman Foundation ROI Summit; and Getty Leadership Institute.

Connect40: Joel Janowitz '67 and Jenna Weiss '07
Alumni Gallery, Wien Faculty Center
April 12-September 30
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


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Photo Credit: Michelle Macirella

Daystar Rosalie Jones

Daystar Rosalie Jones (Pembina Chippewa-Cree) is founder and artistic director of DAYSTAR Dance Company, the first native modern dance company in the United States to be created with all-native performers and specializing in the personal and tribal stories of Indian America. 


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Photo Credit: Leah Rae Zimmerman

Judy Glickman Lauder

Philanthropist, humanitarian, and photographer Judy Glickman Lauder has been photographing Holocaust sites throughout Europe since the late 1980s, and her work is held in prestigious institutions around the world. In 1992, Glickman Lauder traveled to Denmark to photograph and document the heroic efforts by the Danish people to rescue the 7,000 Danish Jews in the country during Nazi occupation. Her photography exhibition, “Resistance and Rescue: Denmark’s Response to the Holocaust,” was exhibited in more than 90 locations and the photographs were published in her 2018 book “Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception.”

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Photo Credit: Christopher Huang

Lydian String Quartet

Since its formation at Brandeis in 1980, the Lydian String Quartet has embraced the full range of the string quartet repertory from the acknowledged masterpieces of the classical, romantic, and modern eras to the remarkable compositions written by today's cutting edge composers. The quartet approaches music-making with a sense of exploration and personal expression that is timeless.


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Photo Credit: Alberto Rubi

Noé Martínez

Multidisciplinary artist Noé Martínez is the 2024 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence at the Rose Art Museum. Since 2002, the Perlmutter Residency has been part of the museum’s longstanding tradition of promoting emerging artists of extraordinary talent whose work addresses contemporary issues of vital urgency. A multidisciplinary artist, Martínez’s art addresses colonialism and its brutal impact on indigenous peoples and cultures through various media, including drawing, sculpture, video, and performance art. 

He has had solo exhibitions at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, MX; Swiss Institute, CDMX, Mexico;  OCMA Museum, Irvine, CA; and MUCA Roma, México City, MX, among others. His work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL; Fundación Kadist, San Francisco, CA; and Museo Amparo de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.

Noé Martínez: The Body Remembers 

March 13–June 16, 2024

Rose Art Museum