The Rose Art Museum has been dedicated to the exhibition of modern and contemporary art since 1961. Its curatorial mission has included major thematic exhibitions, surveys of leading contemporary artists, and new commissions. In addition, the museum has served as a launchpad for emerging artists providing first-ever solo museum shows.
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Lois Foster Wing
February 10, 2022 - December 30, 2022
"Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum" presents an intimate display of three self-portraits by the iconic Mexican artist, along with photographs highlighting Kahlo's devotion to her native Mexico, unique sartorial flair, modes of hiding and exposing her disabled body, her queer, gender-fluid identity, and her bold and transgressive ways of being.
Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg, Lower Rose Galleries, and the Lois Foster Wing
Organized in celebration of the Rose’s 60th anniversary, "re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum" casts a critical eye in two directions: highlighting the radical roots from which the museum grew, while showcasing the potential for future transformations.
Wood paneled and furnished with the trappings of a 1961 collector's den, "The Undisciplined Collector" evokes the year of the Rose Art Museum's founding and serves as an introduction to the rich history of collecting at Brandeis University.
An integral part of the image of the Rose Art Museum, the antique Victorian lampposts and concrete benches of Chris Burden's sculpture "Light of Reason" serves as an inviting gateway to the museum and a dynamic outdoor space for the Brandeis community.