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. The Rose is free and open to the public.

Museum hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dora García: Love With Obstacles

For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Spanish artist Dora García (b. Valladolid, 1965) has transformed the Lois Foster Gallery into a living platform for investigating the relationship between audience, architecture and artistic work. “Love with Obstacles” features drawings, films, intervened documents and letters including the film “Love with Obstacles,” which focuses on the legacy of the exiled Russian author and diplomat Alexandra Kollontai, who advocated for the sexual emancipation of women and radical equality.

The exhibition also brings together rarely seen documents from Brandeis Special Collections that the artist has personally selected and classified, highlighting Brandeis’ commitment to social justice and the struggle for human rights. Organized by Ruth Estévez, senior curator-at-large, with research assistance from Rayelle Gardner and Emma Peters.

Yesterday's Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933–2018

Through May 17 in the Lois Foster Gallery, Rose Art Museum

This presentation from the museum's permanent collection brings together works by artists who wrestle with and create room for circuitous trajectories. Reckoning with complexities, atrocities and losses both recent and removed, these artists confront the challenges of giving shape to subjects that resist direct representation, and locating their own place within the imprint of broad and tangled influences. Artists on view include Ross Bleckner, Melvin Edwards, Nicole Eisenman, Philip Guston, Annette Lemieux, Mary Miss, Kiki Smith, Patti Smith, William Villalongo, Kara Walker and Jack Whitten. Organized by Caitlin Julia Rubin, assistant curator, with contributions from Ruth Estévez, senior curator-at-large.

Index: Host

Lee Gallery, Rose Art Museum

“Host” is a large-scale curtain installation by artist Celine Condorelli (b. 1974) hosting a film program about migration and climate change. It is the second iteration of INDEX, a series of site-responsive and participatory platforms and programs in the Lee Gallery.

Kniznick Gallery

The Kniznick Gallery is committed to feminist exhibitions of artistic excellence that reflect the activities of the Women's Studies Research Center Scholars and engage communities within and beyond Brandeis. The art on display is a vehicle through which the Center seeks to promote dialogue about important issues and address the ever-changing challenges related to women and gender.

Kniznick Gallery, Epstein
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shterna Goldbloom is the 2020 Hadassah-Brandeis Institute artist. Her wistful photographic self-portraits bridge memories and experiences of the artist’s own Hasidic upbringing with historical and invented personae. As the artist transforms herself in each composed image through dress, posture and setting, the photographs come together to present a singular but complicated expression of self as a queer Jewish woman. Sponsored by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.


Brandeis Library, Farber Level 3

Explore the creative work spaces of SIMS, the Sound and Image Studios, and see digital media work created by the talented student staff, who can tell you more about the training and support they give for project work in video production, audio production, digital photography, graphic design and animation. Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am-midnight, Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday noon-6 pm, Sunday noon-midnight.

Dreitzer Gallery

Dreitzer Gallery, Spingold Theater Center
April 29-May 17
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 29, 5 p.m.

This exhibition of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and digital media represents the culmination of intensive research, practice and critique for Brandeis’ senior studio art undergraduates, a close-knit community of emerging artists and scholars. Note: Patrons must enter Dreitzer Gallery by a short flight of stairs.


Brandeis Library, Goldfarb Level 2
Archives and Special Collections

Selected scores, musical sketches, unpublished works, correspondence, personal papers and audiovisual items from the recently acquired archives of Henri Lazarof MFA ’59. The Henri Lazarof Living Legacy at Brandeis celebrates the life and impact of the world-renowned composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. On view through July 1, 2021.