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.
Lyle Ashton Harris: Our first and last love
Lois Foster Wing
February 9, 2023 - July 2, 2023
Drawing together photographs and installations from his celebrated and lesser-known series, "Lyle Ashton Harris: Our first and last love" charts new connections across the artistic practice of Lyle Ashton Harris.
re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum
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.
Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum
Lois Foster Wing
February 10, 2022 - July 2, 2023
"Frida Kahlo at the Rose Art Museum" presents an intimate display of two 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.
Mark Dion: The Undisciplined Collector
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.
Chris Burden: Light of Reason
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.