Rose Art Museum set for spring season

The spring 2016 exhibitions feature works by Rosalyn Drexler, Sharon Lockhart, Ben Hagari and more

Ben Hagari, Potter's Will (still), 2015. Courtesy the Artist

The spring season at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis will feature an historic exhibition of works by Rosalyn Drexler, an exploration of Israeli dance composer Noa Eshkol’s extraordinary work, and a multimedia installation by Ben Hagari that melds pottery making with contemporary video art.

A reception to celebrate the spring exhibition opening will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, and the museum will be open for normal hours beginning Friday, Feb. 12.

The following exhibitions will be on display:

Rosalyn Drexler: "Who Does She Think She Is?," Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg Gallery and Lower Rose Gallery: Showcasing Drexler’s major paintings and collages as well as her captivating early sculptures, award-winning plays and novels, and photographic and video documentation of the artist’s wild and varied theatrical career, the exhibition is co-curated by Rose Curator-at-Large Katy Siegel and Curatorial Assistant Caitlin Julia Rubin. "Who Does She Think She Is?" serves as a retrospective of Drexler’s multidisciplinary practice.

"Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol," Lois Foster Gallery: In this multi-channel film installation, Los Angeles-based artist Sharon Lockhart explores the extraordinary work of Noa Eshkol, the Israeli dance composer, theorist and textile artist whose achievements include the development in the 1950s of a revolutionary dance notation system that categorized movements of the body through numbers and symbols. Although the two women never met—Lockhart only discovered Eshkol’s work during a 2008 trip to Israel—the project is conceived as a two-person exhibition, highlighting an artistic convergence between past and present. Collaborating with Eshkol’s students and a newer generation of dancers, Lockhart staged and filmed performances of Eshkol’s choreography in a minimal, gallery-like setting punctuated only by Eshkol’s remarkable wall carpets, rotated from dance to dance like elements in a stage set. The installation was organized by museum Curator Kim Conaty.

Ben Hagari: "Potter's Will," Rose Video Gallery:  In this multimedia installation, organized by Faculty Curator Gannit Ankori, a potter’s rotating studio is on display as both a physical site and a projected sight, inviting the audience to engage in an immersive experience. The installation melds the prehistoric art of pottery making with contemporary video art, reconfiguring primordial myths related to creation and destruction, life and death.

"#FordHall2015," Mildred S. Lee Gallery: Inspired by the demands of Brandeis University students for immediate actions that promote racial awareness and inclusion, the Rose Art Museum has committed the Mildred S. Lee Gallery to a series of teach-ins, workshops and close looking sessions related to injustice and inequality. Art from the museum's permanent collection will be displayed in this space to serve as a catalyst for partnerships and conversations regarding issues of cultural bias, race, and the intersection of art and activism.

More information on the exhibitions and upcoming events at the Rose is available on the museum's website.

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