Exhibitions

Virtual Art Gallery

Experience artwork by Brandeis students in a virtual gallery environment. Move your avatar around the gallery for a closeup look at any piece, and click on the music notes icons to hear the artists speak about their work. Note: works best on a desktop or laptop computer. If using a phone, use the Chrome browser. 

Produced and curated by Joshua Aldwinckle-Povey '23, Judiana Moise '23, and Jalon Kimes '23. Made possible by the Brandeis MakerLab.

Rose Art Museum

The Rose Art Museum has been dedicated to collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art at Brandeis University since 1961. With its highly respected international collection, scholarly exhibitions, and multidisciplinary academic and public programs, the Rose affirms and advances the values of freedom of expression, global diversity, and social justice that are the hallmarks of Brandeis University.

On view during the Festival of the Arts:

"My Mechanical Sketchbook" — Barkley L. Hendricks & Photography
Displaced: Raida Adon's Strangeness
Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum
re:Collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum
Mark Dion: The Undisciplined Collector

Museum hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Effective January 5, 2022, the Rose requires proof of vaccination for all visitors over the age of 12. Visitors over the age of 18 will be asked to provide photo identification, along with proof of vaccination.

Other exhibitions on campus

Tamar Nissim: Contagious Truths

Kniznick Gallery, Women's Studies Research Center, Epstein

March 10-July 8, 2022

Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, noon to 2 p.m. By appointment: hbi@brandeis.edu

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute presents a new exhibition by Tamar Nissim,  the 2022 HBI artist.

Tamar Nissim’s videos, photographs, and installations explore how Western hygiene methods were interwoven with nationalist ideology to control women in mid-20th-century Israel. Nissim’s videos draw from personal interviews, archival research, and testimonies to trace the effects of these policies on women’s bodies and lives: Mizrahi immigrants who complied to prove themselves civilized; nurses who enforced strict hygiene protocols; mothers whose babies were taken away in what has come to be known as the Yemenite, Mizrahi, and Balkan Children Affair.

Glass bottles, bars of olive oil soap and photographs of cleaning products extend the context of the videos, offering windows into these women’s environments. Pairing audio of herself and her mother with footage of her daughter, Nissim forms an intergenerational portrait. Unflinchingly, she confronts the legacy of trauma, how it remains in the body, and its possible ends.

Cosponsored by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

Visitors must take the brief Brandeis Daily Health Assessment before coming to campus. Upon completion, visitors will receive an email to display upon entry. All visitors must be masked.

Class of 2022 Senior Studio Exhibition

Dreitzer Gallery, Spingold Theater Center
May 4-22, 2022

Works of painting, sculpture, multimedia and more by senior studio art majors.

Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections, Goldfarb Library

This exhibit celebrates the career of world-renowned composer, conductor, musician, teacher and Brandeis alumnus Henri Lazarof (1932-2013) through manuscripts, photographs, posters, lectures, news clippings and awards from his archival collection, housed at Brandeis. A companion digital exhibit is also available online.

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Conflating desires, miracles, magic and impending catastrophes, The Orientalist is a multi-channel video installation of four short films with identical visual and editorial structure, presented online for the first time in a virtual exhibition organized by The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. The soundtrack for each video is a popular “Oriental” Israeli song from the 1980s and 1990s, providing the driving force for each plotline.

Beyond Trauma: Roots and Routes

Mandel Center for Humanities Atrium

Argentinean artist and educator Sandra Mayo’s multimedia art addresses migration and survival in the face of geopolitical events, including the current pandemic, using the pictographic language of genograms, which describe the nature of relationships between individuals. In the context of geopolitical situations (such as the Holocaust, dictatorships of the Southern Cone, and the coronavirus) that have affected Jewish and world history, the exhibit invites viewers to consider the interplay between trauma, individual experience, family trajectories, and global events, and the participant’s own role in witnessing, narrating, and contributing to history and its telling.

Sponsored by HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies and Brandeis Gender and Sexuality Center.