Current Exhibitions

Installation view, "re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum," Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, June 25, 2021–June 16, 2024. Photo by Mel Taing.

Installation view, re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, June 25, 2021–June 16, 2024. Photo by Mel Taing.

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.

 

Installation view of "Susan Lichtman: At Home At the Rose"

Susan Lichtman: At Home at the Rose

"Susan Lichtman: At Home at the Rose" displays paintings from the museum’s permanent collection in dialogue with Lichtman’s recent works. This focused exhibition sheds light on Lichtman’s process and highlights the influence of artists like Milton Avery, Alex Katz, Fairfield Porter, and others.

January 11, 2024 - March 10, 2024

Installation view, Susan Lichtman: At Home at the Rose, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, January 11–March 10, 2024. Julia Featheringill Photography.

Installation view of "re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum."

re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum

The permanent collection show, "re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum," casts a critical eye in two directions: highlighting the museum's radical roots, while showcasing its potential for future transformations.

Installation view, re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, June 25, 2021–June 16, 2024. Julia Featheringill Photography.

Installation view of "Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum"

Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum

This intimate display of a self-portrait by the iconic Mexican artist, along with photographs of the artist, highlights Kahlo's devotion to Mexico, her unique sartorial flair, and her bold and transgressive ways of being.

February 10, 2022 - June 16, 2024

Installation view, Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, February 10, 2022–June 16, 2024. Julia Featheringill Photography.

Mark Dion, The Undisciplined Collector, 2015

Mark Dion: The Undisciplined Collector

Permanent Installation

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.

Mark Dion, The Undisciplined Collector, 2015. Rose Art Museum Special Fund, 2015.6. Charles Mayer Photography.

A student sits on a concrete bench a part of the Chris Burden's sculpture Light of Reason, which consists of antique Victorian lampposts and three concrete benches.

Chris Burden: Light of Reason

Permanent installation

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.

Chris Burden, Light of Reason, 2014. 24 restored cast-iron street lamps. Rose Art Museum Acquisition Fund, Gift of Monroe and Edith Geller and Russian Sale Gift, 2014.3. © Chris Burden. Charles Mayer Photography.