2017 Exhibitions

Joe Bradley, Mother and Child (detail)

Joe Bradley

October 15 - January 28, 2018

This exhibition is the first large-scale museum exhibition in North America devoted to the work of celebrated New York-based artist Joe Bradley (b. 1975, Kittery, Maine).

Joe Bradley, Mother and Child (detail), 2016. Collection of Larry Gagosian. Image courtesy of the artist.

Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis: Plunder

October 15 - June 10, 2018

As part of his Perlmutter residency, Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis (b. 1986) has created a site-specific project that grows out of his ongoing investigations of the relationships between drawing, abstraction, and language.

Tony Lewis, Talkative, 2014 (detail). Courtesy of Massimo De Carlo Milan-London-Hong Kong.

Carrie Moyer, Vieni Qui Bella, detail

Body Talk

September 8 - January 28, 2018

Tracing connections from early to recently acquired objects, this presentation is the first in a series to explore the origins and thematic through lines in the Rose Art Museum’s collection.

Carrie Moyer, Vieni Qui Bella, 2016 (detail).

Philip Guston, Untitled, 1969

Buckdancer's Choice: Joe Bradley Selects

September 8 - January 28, 2018

In conjunction with Joe Bradley’s solo exhibition in the Foster Wing (October 15, 2017–January 28, 2018), the artist will select a group of works from the Rose collection for an innovative display that draws upon masterworks and lesser-known gems of the museum’s holdings.

Philip Guston, Heir, 1964. Bequest of Musa Guston.

Kevork Mourad, Immortal City

Kevork Mourad: Immortal City

September 8 - January 21, 2018

An exhibition of new paintings by Kevork Mourad (b. Syria 1970), an artist known for his performative collaborations with composers, dancers, and musicians, will feature work created in response to the war in Syria and the destruction of the artist’s beloved city of Aleppo.

Kevork Mourad, Immortal City, 2016.

John Akomfrah, Auto Da Fé (still)

Rose Video 11: John Akomfrah

September 8 - January 21, 2018

The eleventh iteration of the museum’s Rose Video series will feature John Akomfrah’s "Auto Da Fé" (2016), a two-channel video that investigates historic migrations driven by religious persecution.

John Akomfrah, Auto Da Fé, 2016. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery.

Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1976

Fred Eversley: Black, White, Gray

February 17 - June 11, 2017

For more than four decades, Fred Eversley has produced a singular body of work that considers materials, light, and the optical qualities of shapes and colors as part of a broad investigation of individual perceptual experience. This exhibition, which opened at Art + Practice in Los Angeles, examines a series of black, white, and gray sculptures that Eversley began in the early 1970s.

Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1976. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Gift of Joyce and Paul Krasnow. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Charles Mayer.

Tommy Hartung, King Solomon's Mines still, detail

Tommy Hartung: King Solomon's Mines

February 17 - June 11, 2017

Through an installation of new sculptures, video, and photographs, Tommy Hartung extends his investigation of mythmaking and storytelling tied to powers of surveillance, wealth, and politics. Transposing the legend of King Solomon to create a fable that rings true for a modern era, Hartung's King Solomon’s Mines represents his most comprehensive solo museum exhibition to date.

Tommy Hartung, King Solomon's Mines (still, detail), 2017. Courtesy of the artist and On Stellar Rays, New York.

Rose Art Museum staff hang a painting on the wall

Collection at Work

February 17 - June 11, 2017

Granting visitors behind-the-scenes access, Collection at Work transforms the Lois Foster Gallery into a work space for collection stewardship activities. While the staff perform these critical daily activities, visitors are invited into the space to witness them first-hand, see a changing selection of artworks, and to learn about the museum's many roles in the lives of objects in its care.

Installing Judy Chicago, Desert Fan. Photo by Charles Mayer.

Louise Nevelson, 1967

Reflections: Louise Nevelson, 1967

February 17 - June 11, 2017

Louise Nevelson’s first retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, opened at the Rose Art Museum in 1967. In a display of previously un-exhibited archival materials, Reflections looks back at this important moment from the Rose’s early years. How can this singular experience be understood in our present moment?

Louise Nevelson (installation), 1967. Photo by Mike O'Neil.

Ana Mendieta, Sweating Blood (video still)

Rose Video 10 | Ana Mendieta

February 17 - June 11, 2017

Rose Video 10 presents Ana Mendieta's powerful short film Sweating Blood (1973), one of the artist’s early experiments with performance for the camera. For this special presentation, Mendieta’s film will be shown alongside Body Tracks (1982), the rare triptych of her body prints made as part of a performance at Franklin Furnace, New York, now part of the Rose Collection.

Ana Mendieta, Sweating Blood (video still), 1973. © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

Sarah Sze, Blue Wall Moulting, 2016

Sarah Sze: Blue Wall Moulting

September 11 - June 11, 2017

Blue Wall Moulting traces the structural elements behind the wall of the Foster Stairwell. Created with a basic chalk snap-line technique, which mimics the process used in building construction, the drawing follows the hidden architecture of the space, drawing attention both to the surface and to what lies behind.

Sarah Sze, Blue Wall Moulting, 2016. Photo by Charles Mayer.

Mark Dion, The Undisciplined Collector, 2015

Mark Dion: The Undisciplined Collector

September 12

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. Photo by Charles Mayer.