Visiting Artists

  • Pete Seeger plays banjo on a stage surrounded by students sitting on the floor

    Pete Seeger (1955); Photo courtesy of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Scott Feinberg interviews Kate Beckinsale and Alan AldaScott Feinberg ’08 interviews Kate Beckinsale and Alan Alda, who starred in "Nothing But the Truth."

    Scott Feinberg ’08 interviews Kate Beckinsale and Alan Alda, who starred in "Nothing But the Truth."

  • "Light of Reason" Statue

    Chris Burden's "Light of Reason" at the Rose Art Museum.

  • Dor Guez

    Dor Guez (photo by Dvora Orbach)

  • Mark Bradford and Anita Hill

    Artist Mark Bradford and Brandeis Professor Anita Hill pose in front of Bradford's painting, "Sea Monster." (Photo courtesy of the Department of Fine Arts)

  • Paul Simon plays guitar

    Paul Simon performs at Brandeis' 2010 Commencement.

  • Jamele Adams, Gannit Ankori and Theaster Gates

    Theaster Gate (right) was recognized as the 2016 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life.

  • Yo-Yo Ma plays the cello

    Yo-Yo Ma performs at Brandeis' 2011 Commencement.

Many of the greatest artists of their time have visited Brandeis, including Aaron Copland, Marc Chagall, Langston Hughes, Pete Seeger, Martha Graham, Bob Dylan, Philip Glass, Marcel Duchamp, Barbara Streisand, and Steven Spielberg.

In recent years, the campus has hosted Tony Kushner, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Burden, Paul Simon, Moshe Safdie, Yo-Yo Ma, Ellsworth Kelly, Janine Antoni, Tony Goldwyn ’82, Dor Guez, Mika Rottenberg, James Turrell, Mark Bradford, Jack Whitten, Melvin Edwards, Theaster Gates, Rick Lowe, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Amy Sillman, Sarah Sze, Tuesday Smillie and many others.

Interested in what's happening now?

Check out these department and program webpages to see our current events.

You can also check out Brandeis' arts calendar to see what's happening on campus in the arts on a particular day.