2023 Spring Opening Celebration

March 15, 2023, 6 p.m.

Gather with friends, artists, and colleagues, enjoy light refreshments, and welcome artist Lyle Ashton Harris as we celebrate the Rose's latest special exhibition, Lyle Ashton Harris: Our first and last love. The show, co-organized with the Queens Museum, debuts Harris’s recently completed Shadow Works series and provides an opportunity to follow the artist’s creative journey and unpack his works’ formal and thematic development over four decades.

This event is free and open to all.


Lyle Ashton Harris: Our first and last love is co-organized by the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University and Queens Museum, and is co-curated by Caitlin Julia Rubin, Associate Curator, Rose Art Museum, and Lauren Haynes, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs, Queens Museum.

This exhibition and accompanying catalogue are made possible through major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art and Agnes Gund, with additional support from Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip Aarons, David Castillo Gallery, LGDR New York, The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family, The Marieluise Hessel Foundation, and Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis.