2022 Programs

Photographs and paintings on a blue wall.

Member-Guest Hour: Mother's Day Tour

May 8, 2022, 1 p.m.

Rose Art Museum members and guests are invited to join a special Mother’s Day tour of "My Mechanical Sketchbook'—Barkley L. Hendricks & Photography" led by Dr. Gannit Ankori, Rose Director and Chief Curator.

Installation view, "My Mechanical Sketchbook"—Barkley L. Hendricks & Photography, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, February 10–July 24, 2022. Photo by Julia Featheringall.

A group of students posing in front of the lamp posts.

SCRAM Jam: Floating Through Time

April 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Brandeis students are invited to celebrate the end of the semester with SCRAM Jam, a festive evening of art, music, food, and dancing at the Rose Art Museum.

Photo by Natasha Moustache.

Four circus performers throw rings into the air in front of a crowd of spectators.

Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

April 26, 2022, 12 a.m.

Join us for a week-long celebration with concerts, plays, and art exhibitions on campus and online at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.

Photo by Natasha Moustache.

A woman in a blue dress holding a suitcase standing next to a railroad track.

Me and My Soul: a live performance by Raida Adon

April 13, 2022, 7 p.m.

Raida Adon's live performance, "Me and My Soul," offers a poetic response to experiences of war, trauma, human fragility, and resilience and hope.

Raida Adon, Strangeness, 2018. Digital video, 33:30 min., video still [detail]. Courtesy of the artist.

Installation view of "re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum."

Brandeis Book Club: Yaa Gyasi, "Homegoing" (2016)

April 8, 2022, 12 p.m.

Co-hosted with the Brandeis Book Club, the Rose Art Museum invites Brandeis faculty and staff to join in a discussion of Ghanaian-American author Yaa Gyasi's debut novel "Homegoing."

Installation view, re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, June 25, 2021–June 16, 2024. Photo by Mel Taing.

A man and woman looking at a photograph in the museum's gallery.

State of Blackness Gala

April 1, 2022, 7 p.m.

Open to Brandeis students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the State of Blackness Gala celebrates and commemorates contributions made by our BIPOC community through personal reflection, performance, music, and art.

Installation view, re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, June 25, 2021–June 16, 2024. Photo by Mel Taing.

Circular self-portrait of Barkley L. Hendricks wearing sunglasses, a black hat, and a chain with a palette around his neck, with a blue background

Virtual Tour: "My Mechanical Sketchbook" — Barkley L. Hendricks and Photography

March 2, 2022, 7 p.m.

Join co-curators Dr. Gannit Ankori, Rose Director and Chief Curator, and Dr. Elyan J. Hill, Guest Curator of African and African Diaspora Art, for a virtual tour of '"My Mechanical Sketchbook' — Barkley L. Hendricks and Photography."

Barkley L. Hendricks, Self Portrait, 1979. Oil and acrylic on linen canvas. Courtesy Rennie Collection, Vancouver. Photo by Blaine Campbell.

Self portrait of Barkley L. Hendricks in his underwear with a camera covering his face.

Virtual Opening Celebration: "My Mechanical Sketchbook" — Barkley L. Hendricks & Photography

February 16, 2022, 7 p.m.

Join us for a special conversation celebrating the opening of "My Mechanical Sketchbook" — Barkley L. Hendricks & Photography, on view at the Rose Art Museum February 10–July 24, 2022.

Barkley L. Hendricks, Self-portrait, 1981–2013. Digital c-print. © Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of the Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Portrait of non-binary activist and writer ALOK with flowers in their hair.

ALOK + Frida Kahlo: Unruly Beauty (Encore Presentation)

February 3, 2022, 12 a.m.

In this encore presentation of ALOK + Frida Kahlo: Unruly Beauty, writer, activist, and performer ALOK links their multi-dimensional practice with Frida Kahlo's boundary-breaking legacy and transgressive ways shaped by fashion, photography, and art.

Photo courtesy of ALOK.

Dismantled piano keys cascade across the gallery floor an African sculpture at one end with a model tall ship at the other end.

In Conversation with Radcliffe Bailey

January 26, 2022, 7 p.m.

Join us for a conversation between artist Radcliffe Bailey and Dr. Elyan J. Hill, the Rose's Guest Curator of African and African Diaspora Art, on Bailey's artistic practice and his monumental installation "Storm at Sea" (2007), now on view in "re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum."

Radcliffe Bailey, Storm at Sea, 2007. Piano keys, African sculpture, model boat, paper, acrylic, glitter, gold leaf. Edward and Bertha Rose Acquisition Fund, 2021.2. Photo by Mel Taing, 2021.

A woman looking artwork by Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaney, and Paul Gaugin.

Virtual Tour: re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum

January 20, 2022, 7 p.m.

Join our curatorial team for a virtual tour of the museum's Fineberg and Lower Rose galleries, looking closely at distinct curatorial groupings within re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum. The curators will discuss the show's genesis and how a multi-vocal approach provides fresh perspectives and invites new interpretations.

Installation view, re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, June 25, 2021–June 2, 2024. Photo by Isometric Studio, Brooklyn, New York.