2020 Programs

Installation view of Yesterday's Tomorrow: Selections from the Collection, 1933-2018

Yesterday's Tomorrow: Activating History Today

November 18, 2020, 5 p.m.

Join us for a special program with artist lauren woods and Robbins House Founder Maria Madison, who will share research projects focused on Massachusetts' overlooked and untold narratives and propose new means of contemporary memorial-making.

Image from the proposal for "Crispus in July," courtesy of lauren woods.

Detail from the book "Theorem"

"Theorem" with Elizabeth Bradfield and Antonia Contro

November 17, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with poet and Brandeis faculty member Elizabeth Bradfield and artist Antonia Contro, who will discuss "Theorem," their collaborative visual and literary book.

Cover of the book Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life

"Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life" – Book Launch + Conversation with Roxana Robinson and Nancy Scott

November 13, 2020, 5 p.m.

Please join us for a book launch of the new and expanded edition of Roxana Robinson’s critically-acclaimed book "Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life."

Adam Pendleton, Larry Hinton (white), 2012

Close Looking: Adam Pendleton, “Larry Hinton (white),” 2012

November 12, 2020, 12 p.m.

In this Close Looking session, Isaiah Wooden (Theater Arts) and Elizabeth Bradfield (Creative Writing) will discuss Adam Pendleton’s "Larry Hinton (white)" (2012).

Adam Pendleton, Larry Hinton (white), 2012. Mortimer and Sara Hays Acquisition Fund, 2018.10. © Adam Pendleton, courtesy Pace Gallery. Photograph by Chris Burke, courtesy the artist.

Ellen Lesperance in her studio

Artist Talk: Ellen Lesperance

October 29, 2020, 1 p.m.

Join artist Ellen Lesperance for a talk about her practice, the use of knitwear as a radical form of “creative direct action,” and her work currently on view in the exhibition "Yesterday’s Tomorrow."

Ellen Lesperance in her studio, 2019. Photo by Rose Dickson.

Brandeis students in a Rose gallery filling out forms

Art Trivia with SCRAM!

October 25, 2020, 4 p.m.

Come hang out with SCRAM (the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum) for a fun virtual night of trivia and test your knowledge of art, the Rose, and Brandeis.

Photo by Carlie Febo.

Annette Lemieux, Left Right Left Right, 1995

Close Looking: Annette Lemieux, "Left Right Left Right," 1995

October 22, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

In this session, Muna Guvenc (Fine Arts) and Sheida Soleimani (Fine Arts) will discuss "Left Right Left Right" by Annette Lemieux on view at the Rose. 

Annette Lemieux, Left Right Left Right, 1995. 30 photolithographs on museum board, wood poles, screws. Mortimer and Sara Hays Acquisition Fund, 1996.33. Courtesy of Annette Lemieux and Kent Fine Art. Charles Mayer Photography.

A picture of the book Love with Obstacles edited by Dora García

"Love with Obstacles (Amor Rojo)": Book Launch + Conversation

October 14, 2020, 1 p.m.

We invite you to join us for a virtual book launch of Dora García's "Love with Obstacles" and a conversation exploring the rich legacy of Alexandra Kollantai.

Dora García, Love with Obstacles (Amor Rojo), 2020. Published by K. Verlag. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Film still from Love with Obstacles featuring Film title and a sculpture

Film Screening: "Love with Obstacles"

September 30, 2020, 11:30 p.m.

Join us for the virtual premiere of Dora García’s newly commissioned film, "Love with Obstacles," which weaves together García’s ongoing research on the life of Alexandra Kollantai with her long-held interests in the history of ideas and political potential of marginal positions.

Dora García, Love with Obstacles, 2020. Digital film, 57 min, film still (detail). With thanks to The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia.

Brandeis students in a Rose gallery filling out forms

Art-making with SCRAM

August 20, 2020, 9 p.m.

Come hang out with SCRAM (the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum) for a fun, drop-in art making session. Drawing inspiration from some of the works on view at the Rose Art Museum, members of SCRAM invite you to make a mood board collage that captures this moment in time as a new and very different semester begins at Brandeis.

Photo by Carlie Febo.

Head shot of Howardana Pindell in front of one of her paintings, a bright yellow abstraction

In Conversation with Howardena Pindell

June 5, 2020, 12 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the achievements of Howardena Pindell. This spring, Pindell is one of four individuals to be recognized by Brandeis University, who will award her with a Doctor of Fine Arts honorary degree. To mark this occasion, we invite you to a conversation between Pindell and students from our graduating class of curatorial interns.

A stack of letters, packages, and postcards both opened and unopened alongside books and pamphlets.

In Conversation with Dora García

April 22, 2020, 12 p.m.

Join artist Dora García and Senior Curator-at-Large Ruth Estévez for a conversation about "EXILE," an ongoing, participatory project.

Dora García, EXILE, 2012. Photo by Charles Mayer.

Composter Eric Chaslow in a suit jacket holding an instrument.

CANCELED -- Lydian String Quartet

March 19, 2020, 1 p.m.

Drawing on a history of experimentation at the Rose Art Museum and the pioneering precedent of 1960s performances by John Cage and Alvin Lucier, the premiere of "Second Quartet" explores this question in a piece composed by Eric Chasalow, Irving G. Fine Professor of Music.

© Susan Wilson, 2016.

William Villalongo, Vanitas, 2017

CANCELED -- Close Looking: William Villalongo, "Vanitas," 2017

March 18, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

In this session, James Mandrell (Romance Studies) and María Durán (Romance Studies) will discuss "Vanitas" by William Villalongo on view at the Rose. 

William Villalongo, Vanitas, 2017. William Villalongo, Vanitas, 2017. Acrylic, paper collage and velvet flocking on wood panel, 60 x 46 x 1 1/2 in. (WV0169). Photo by Argenis Apolinario, NYC. Courtesy of © Villalongo Studio LLC and Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.

Composter Eric Chaslow in a suit jacket and holding an instrument while looking down

CANCELED -- Lydian String Quartet

March 14, 2020, 2 p.m.

Drawing on a history of experimentation at the Rose Art Museum and the pioneering precedent of 1960s performances by John Cage and Alvin Lucier, the premiere of "Second Quartet" explores this question in a piece composed by Eric Chasalow, Irving G. Fine Professor of Music.

Photo by Mike Lovett.

Two visitors sitting on a modular day bed.

CANCELED -- Conversations in the Meeting Game: First Generation Students

March 13, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

Join jamele adams, Brandeis University's Dean of Students, for an open dialogue about some of the issues first generation students may encounter as they enter college life.

Photo by Carlie Febo.

Peaceful image of the Rose with trees visible through the windows

CANCELED -- Zen Zone at the Rose

March 13, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

Take a moment out of your day to slow down, and clear your mind with a half hour mindfulness session in the peaceful setting of the Rose Art Museum.

Photo by Carlie Febo.

People sitting at a table in yellow chairs reading to engage with The Meeting Game

Artist Talk: Caroline Woolard

February 29, 2020, 2 p.m.

Caroline Woolard, the 2019-20 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence, presents a talk in the space of her Rose project "INDEX: The Meeting."

Photo by Carlie Febo.

People played instruments bathed in purple light.

SCRAM & BAMCO Winter Coffeehouse

February 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Love live music? Love live music surrounded by stunning artwork? Join the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum and the Brandeis Association of Music and Concert Organizers for an after hours concert at the Rose.

Dora García, "Mad Marginal Chart (Floor 1),” 2017. Drawing and performance.

Artist Talk: Dora García, from "Love with Obstacles" to "Amor Rojo"

February 15, 2020, 11:30 p.m.

Join Dora García for a talk on her artistic practice and how the history of ideas, representation of legacy, and the effect of mistranslations and misunderstandings influenced the work included in the exhibition "Love with Obstacles."

Dora García, Mad Marginal Chart (Floor 1), 2017. Drawing and performance. Photo by Florian Kleinefenn.

Facsimiles, books, reading

On Reconciliation: A reading of letters between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger

February 14, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Please join us for a performance of Dora García’s "On Reconciliation," a public reading of letters exchanged by German philosophers Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger.

Dora García, On Reconciliation, 2016. Facsimiles, books, reading, debate.

Dora García, "Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years," La Verrière, Brussels, 2017. Photo by Clemence Bellisson

Opening Celebration for the Rose's Spring Exhibitions

February 13, 2020, 6 p.m.

Join us to celebrate two brand new exhibitions before they open to the public. Get a first look at "Dora García: Love with Obstacles" and a new selections from the Rose collection.

Dora García, Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years, 2017. La Verrière, Brussels. Photo by Clemence Bellisson.

Artist Caroline Woolard

INDEX reception with Caroline Woolard

February 7, 2020, 3 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."

Photo by Carlie Febo.