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. For his permanent installation, Mark Dion has selected objects from Rose’s permanent collection and related collections across campus (Brandeis University Library’s Special Collections, the Classical Artifact Research Collection, and the Department of Anthropology’s Study Collection, as well as Brandeis Athletics’ collection of trophies), creating an immersive and interactive environment that adds both context and back story to the present-day Rose.


This permanent installation is funded in part by the Mass Cultural Council.

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