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.
Displaying Salman Toor's distinct hybrid compositions, "Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love" explores the artist's experiences as a Queer diasporic South Asian man, creating imaginative new worlds for the 21st century.
November 16, 2023 - February 11, 2024
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.
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
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.