INDEX reception with Caroline Woolard

February 7, 2020, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us for an informal gathering with Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Caroline Woolard, whose work is currently featured in INDEX: The Meeting. Responding to feedback and conversations about her featured project, The Meeting Game (2019–ongoing), as well as INDEX's invitation for new forms of engagement, Woolard has created new additions to her Rose presentation.

Plan for modular day bedPlaying off the formality of waiting room furniture, her new Modular Daybed for Touching Art (2020) invites visitors to handle and spend time with a range of sculptural facilitation tools. These objects, reassembled from a range of Woolard's previous projects and presented within the structure of a cushioned seat, may serve as prompts for internal dialogues as well as group conversations to be played out on The Meeting Game's surface. 

Free + open to the public




Caroline Woolard is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award which recognizes extraordinary young talent and is part of the Rose’s longstanding tradition of promoting the work of emerging artists. The year-long residency at the museum is also an opportunity to provide Brandeis University students and faculty with direct access to powerful contemporary art and ideas. In addition, Woolard is the Rose Art Museum’s inaugural INDEX artist. In her work at the Rose, Woolard takes the meeting as a site for artistic and social intervention by combining the formal language of her sculptural practice with tools and techniques used for group facilitation.

Inset Image: Caroline Woolard, Modular Daybed for Touching Art, 2020, 80 x 15 x 38 inches, dimensions variable with adjustable components, steel, aluminum, walnut, popular, acrylic, newspaper pulp, mycelium, organic cotton, kapock, hardware. Special thanks to the University Ombuds, Ecovative, DIY Natural Bedding, Juju and Jake, and Ian Whittemore for help creating this project. Images: Courtesy of the artist.