Rose Art Museum fall season features Lisa Yuskavage, 60s pop art and more

The Rose opens for the fall Sept. 12

Lisa Yuskavage, Blonde, Brunette, Redhead, 1995. Collection of Yvonne & Leo Villareal. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London

The Rose Art Museum opens its galleries for the fall season Sept. 12, featuring "The Brood," the first solo exhibition by acclaimed painter Lisa Yuskavage in the United States in 15 years.

“While painting has historically been a platform for wild invention and misbehavior, what distinguishes Yuskavage is her willingness to merge the refinement and grand tradition of oil painting with the expansive vocabulary of transgression and empowerment,” said Christopher Bedford, the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum. “The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will reposition Yuskavage’s body of work and its relationship to feminism and the female body.”

"The Brood" surveys 25 years of painting by Yuskavage, chronicling her development from her emergence in the early 1990s to the present by focusing on major works in three related painting formats: diptychs, triptychs, and polyptychs. It is one of six exhibitions that will fill the galleries of the Rose this fall, including a new permanent exhibition and a mural in the Foster Stairwell that will remain installed through the spring.

"LA/MA: ‘60s pop from both coasts" is a survey of 1960s pop art masterpieces from the Rose's core collection. It features works by Marisol Escobar, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol.

"Felix at the Rose" is a site specific mural created by Brooklyn artist Joyce Pensato in the Foster Stairwell. The mural is her own expanded and exaggerated version of Felix the Cat.

A nod to the beginnings of the Rose Art Museum, "The Undisciplined Collector" by Mark Dion features the furnishings of a 1961 collector’s den, the year the museum opened. This permanent installation will serve as an introduction to the rich history of collecting at Brandeis.

"Jason Rhoades: Multiple Deviations" presents an account of Rhoades’ multiples, series of editions scaled for consumer and collecting culture. Before his death in 2006, Rhoades said of his work: "I don't understand my works as being separate from one another. There are a few breaks, but I basically understand them as one piece. In order to see one work you have to look back in reference to the others.”

A multichannel video installation from Nira Pereg will be presented in collaboration with the Israel Museum of Jerusalem. Pereg’s films and installations expose overlooked aspects of religious histories, sites and liturgies, recording invisible boundaries, real and ephemeral transformations, and mundane rituals that activate shared and contested spaces venerated by Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The exhibitions will be on display until Dec. 13, except for Pensato's mural, which will be on display through the spring, and Dion's installation, which is permanent. The Rose Art Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 12 to 7 p.m.  

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