Monday, April 26

Photograph of desert landscape with stone ruins

Dana Arieli, Quneitra (2018)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm, online

The Israeli landscape is haunted by ghosts. Assembling what she refers to as “a worldview,” Dana Arieli shapes a panoramic view of a landscape defined by the uneasy presence of its missing limbs. The idea of the phantom reflects what should have been there. Going beyond a sense of longing, the phantom embodies a sensory experience: what the mind wants to see or hear, what it is convinced—even momentarily—is, in fact, there. And yet, we tend to discover, the sound or sight are a misunderstanding, an internal malfunction. More than conveying what was there, the phantom experience exhumes what will never return.

Join the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies for a candid discussion with the artist, Professor Dana Arieli (design faculty, Holon Institute of Technology and Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev), and curator, Dr. Rotem Rozental (chief curator and senior director of arts and culture at American Jewish University).

Cosponsored by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the Consulate General of Israel to New England. Please register in advance. 

For a related workshop, please visit the schedule for Tuesday, April 27.

6-7 pm, Fellows Garden and online (rain location: Great Lawn tent nearest the Loop Road)

SCRAM, the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum, invites all to a Covid-safe gathering to contribute to a collaborative 60th anniversary card for the Rose Art Museum or a collaborative virtual art project. The campus event is open to the Brandeis community only and you must have a green Covid passport to attend. At home? Visit to learn about the virtual projects.

People in Ghanaian dance costume performing
Fafali: Music and Dance from Ghana

6:45-7:30 pm, Fellows Garden (rain location: Great Lawn tent nearest the Loop Road)
(time changed from 6 pm)

Enjoy a performance by Fafali, the Ghanaian music and dance ensemble of the Brandeis Music Department.

Students, faculty and staff coming to campus should comply with all measures required within the Campus Passport, including testing and taking the Daily Health Assessment. For complete information, visit the COVID-19 Response website.

8 pm, online

The student-run Too Cheap For Instruments (TCFI) presents the 12th annual Brandeis Folk Fest featuring live online concerts by musicians from all over New England and a special set by TCFI’s own singer-songwriter members. Tune in on the Arts Brandeis YouTube channel. 

TONIGHT: Rosa Tu is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter devoted to calm, organic, and honest music. She sees simple, beautiful songs as revolutionary. Learn more at

There's a new artist appearing every night this week, so check the schedule at left for more Folk Fest.