Frequently Asked Questions

Young person with yellow and greenish-blue hair looking at an abstract painting by Mark Bradford.

Installation view, Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Sept. 11–Dec. 21, 2014. Photo by Mike Lovett.

We want to help you make the most of your visit. Have a question that isn't answered here? We encourage you to contact Visitor Services at 781-736-2028 or email

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Aerial map of the Rose Art Museum and available parking

The Rose Art Museum offers free parking to all its visitors.

Visitors can find parking in the Rose circle at the front of the museum. If the Rose circle is full, visitors must obtain a parking pass from the museum's front desk. Visitors can then park in the theater parking lot behind the Spingold Theater Center.

Please visit Brandeis Public Safety for more parking information or consult the university's interactive map.

Yes, admission is always free!

Yes, you can visit the museum without a reservation, although reservations are highly encouraged. You can book your ticket online.

No, visitors are welcome to wear masks in the galleries and during in-person programs, but masks are not required.

No, you do not need a separate ticket for different exhibitions. Access to all the museum's exhibitions are included with admission.

Yes, a coat closet and free lockers are available to all visitors at the museum entrance. Visitors must store bulky items or bags larger than 11x14 inches (28x35.5 centimeters) in a locker.

Yes, visitors may take photographs for personal use. Flash photography, tripods and video cameras are not permitted. The Rose prohibits photo shoots such as headshots or wedding photography inside the building.

Yes, visitors are welcome to use strollers in the galleries.

Yes, changing tables are in the bathrooms located outside of the Lois Foster Wing.

Yes. The Rose welcomes and endeavors to provide an inclusive experience for all visitors. Visitors can learn more about services and offerings on our Accessibility Page.

Current exhibitions now on view include video works that have sound and can be heard throughout the galleries. Visitors can find quiet space in the hallway outside the Lower Rose Gallery in the Lois Foster Wing.

All other pets and support animals are prohibited. The Rose permits the use of service animals inside the museum.

Yes, visit our Visitor Page for more information on the various public transportation options.

Yes, the Rose provides virtual and in-person public programming. Visit our Programs Page for more information. All Rose programming and events are free.

People of all ages are welcome at the Rose. Some of the exhibitions engage with themes, ideas and content that may be complex for children, especially those 12 and younger. Contact our Visitor Services staff if you have questions about the content that we can answer ahead of your visit.

Gallery attendants are the museum's ambassadors and help provide an engaging cultural experience. They welcome visitors with warmth and professionalism, provide information as needed, and protect the safety of the artworks on view and everyone who comes to the building. If you have any questions or need assistance during your visit, feel free to approach the nearest gallery attendant.

Yes, visitors may use pencils without erasers in the galleries. Pens and permanent markers are prohibited.

No. The Rose prohibits food and beverages in the galleries.

You can schedule a school or group visit by filling out our Group Visit Request Form.

Visit our Jobs and Opportunities Page for current openings.

A committee reviews all offers of donated artwork. If you are interested in gifting a work of art to the Rose Art Museum, please contact

We appreciate your interest in the Rose but our resources do not allow for the curatorial review of unsolicited submissions or appraisal or authentication services. We are unfortunately unable to respond to correspondence of this kind. Thank you for your understanding.