Off The Wall: Session One

February 18, 2021, 12 p.m.
Virtual Program

Join special guests and members of the Rose curatorial team for lively conversations about the art, concepts, and visual dialogues highlighted in the museum's upcoming exhibition, re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum.

In this first session, Gannit Ankori (Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator), Elyan Hill (Guest Curator of African and African Diaspora Art), Caitlin Julia Rubin (Associate Curator and Director of Programs), and Chad Williams (Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Professor of History and African and African American Studies Chair, Department of African and African American Studies) will facilitate an open discussion on the following works from the Rose Art Museum's collection:

Renee Cox, Yo Mama, 1993
Danny Lyon, Shakedown, Ramsey Unit, Texas, 1967 - 1969
Danny Lyon, The line, Ferguson Unit, Texas, 1967-1969
Danny Lyon, Entrance to the City Café, Selma, 1967-1969
Danny Lyon, Atlanta, police car window, 1963
Danny Lyon, The morning after the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, heavily armed members of the Alabama Highway Patrol make a show of force near the [bombed Sixteenth Street Baptist] church. The bomb exploded next to the wall and up through the…, 1963
Danny Lyon, John Lewis in Nashville, 1963
Danny Lyon, James Baldwin addresses a packed mass meeting on Freedom Day, Selma, 1963
James (Ari) Montford, Black Indian in Space, selected works, 2015-2016
Betye Saar, Standing in the Shadow of Love, 2000
Andy Warhol, Birmingham Race Riot, 1964

re: collections aims to push back against Art History’s rehearsed narratives and traditional categorizations, exploring alternative ways of seeing and thinking about modern and contemporary art. We want you to be part of these conversations, as we shake things up and experience art “off the wall” together.


Artworks focused on in this session will be on view in the Rose's Mildred S. Lee Gallery from February 10–19, and can be seen in-person by members of the Brandeis Campus Community. Advance reservations are required.

Learn more about Off the Wall.