2023 Programs and Events

A drawing by Salman Toor

Shadow Park: Queer Counterpublics in the Art of Salman Toor

December 14, 2023, 7 p.m.

Inspired by the art of Salman Toor, scholars Jackson Davidow and Brian A. Horton discuss private and public spaces and intimacy in queer culture in this virtual conversation moderated by Portland Museum of Art curator Sayantan Mukhopadhyay.

Salman Toor, The Park, 2022. Charcoal and ink on paper. © Salman Toor. The artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Young adults dancing.

Rose After Hours with Boudoir

December 7, 2023, 7 p.m.

Express yourself on the dance floor to DJ sets by Boudoir, Boston's underground queer dance party, and explore LGBTQ+ stories and inspiration in the queer imaginative worlds of artist Salman Toor during Rose After Hours.

Photo by Madeline Schroeder.

Detail from Salman Toor's notebook of a sketch of two boys on a bed with a dog.

Making Time: Figure Drawing

December 3, 2023, 12 p.m.

Led by Brandeis professor Alfredo Gisholt, engage in an afternoon of close-looking and figurative drawing inspired by the work of Salman Toor, now on view in the exhibition "No Ordinary Love."

Salman Toor, Artist Sketchbook, 2022 [detail]. Book. © Salman Toor. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Artist Zoë Buckman stands near her sculptures.

Artist Talk: Zoë Buckman

November 28, 2023, 7 p.m.

Artist Zoë Buckman discusses her multidisciplinary artistic practice and her 2019 work, "According to Grandma," in this artist talk co-presented by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Rose Art Museum.

Zoë Buckman, 2022. Photo by Abbey Drucker.

The Latecomer

Opening Reception — Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love

November 16, 2023, 6 p.m.

Gather with friends, artists, and colleagues, and enjoy light refreshments as the Rose Art Museum marks the opening of "Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love" with a celebratory reception.

Salman Toor, The Latecomer, 2021 [detail]. Oil on panel. Collection of John Auerbach and Ed Tang. © Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

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

re: collections/Deeply Rooted: Cross-Campus Tour

November 8, 2023, 2 p.m.

Spend the afternoon learning about art on view at Brandeis with a cross-campus tour of the Rose Art Museum and the Kniznick Gallery.

Installation view, re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, June 25, 2021–June 16, 2024. Julia Featheringill Photography.

Eileen Myers

Creative Writing Presents: Eileen Myles

October 17, 2023, 5:30 p.m.

Award-winning writer, poet, novelist, performance artist, and art journalist Eileen Myles reads from their recently published works, "a 'Working Life" (2023) and "Pathetic Literature" (2023), in this program, presented in partnership with the Brandeis University English Department.

Eileen Myers, 2017. Photo by Roberto Ricciuti.

Artist Arghavan Khosravi

Artist Talk: Arghavan Khosravi

October 14, 2023, 4 p.m.

Join Arghavan Khosravi for a conversation with Dr. Gannit Ankori, Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator of the Rose Art Museum and Professor of Fine Arts and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, discussing her artistic practice and work.

Arghavan Khosravi, 2022. Photo by Beverly Fishman. Courtesy the artist.

Detail from "The Void" of a woman holding a book and looking out the window

Making Time: Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

October 1, 2023, 12 p.m.

Led by award-winning author Marjan Kamali, this creative writing workshop provides prompts to craft your own narrative inspired by the art of Arghavan Khosravi.

Arghavan Khosravi, The Void, 2022 [detail]. Acrylic on canvas over shaped wood panel, on wood panel and on wood cutout, elastic cord, aluminum rod. © Arghavan Khosravi. Courtesy of the artist and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York.

Artwork by Lisi Raskin

Artist Talk: Lisi Raskin

September 29, 2023, 2:30 p.m.

In this artist talk, multimedia artist Lisi Raskin discusses their practice and endeavors, including art making, that are responsive and accountable to the needs of their body and community.

Lisi Raskin, Apart Together, 2019 [detail]. Acrylic, oil, and nerve pain on wood with hand-carved basswood frame. Courtesy of the artist.

Detail of Parallel Lives (1) by Arghavan Khosravi

Parallel Lives: Women of the Iranian Diaspora

September 27, 2023, 7 p.m.

Artist Arghavan Khosravi and acclaimed author Marjan Kamali discuss their use of visual and narrative storytelling to explore identity and Iranian diaspora in this virtual conversation, moderated by Boston University professor Shahla Haeri.

Arghavan Khosravi, Parallel Lives (I), 2017 [detail]. Acrylic on paper wrapped around books made out of wood. © Arghavan Khosravi. Courtesy of the artist.

Installation view of "Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain."

Virtual Tour of Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain

September 21, 2023, 7 p.m.

Dr. Gannit Ankori, Director and Chief Curator of the Rose Art Museum, discusses the themes found within the work of Arghavan Khosravi and traces Khosravi's artistic development in this virtual tour of the exhibition, "Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain."

Installation view, Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, August 3–October 22, 2023. Julia Featheringill Photography.

Medieval Persian soldiers lasso a woman's hands with Black rope

Iran’s Women, Life, Freedom Movement: One Year Later

September 14, 2023, 5:30 p.m.

Join the Crown Center for Middle East Studies for a panel conversation exploring Iran's "Women, Life, Freedom" Movement one year later and its short-and long-term political, cultural, and economic impact.

Arghavan Khosravi, The Battleground, 2022 [detail]. Acrylic on canvas over shaped wood panel, on wood panel and wood cutout, elastic cord, metal and glass beads, feather, brass. © Arghavan Khosravi. Courtesy of the artist and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York.

Detail of Cosmology

2023 Fall Celebration

September 13, 2023, 6 p.m.

Gather with friends, artists, and colleagues for a reception in honor of the Museum's latest special exhibition, "Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain."

Arghavan Khosravi, Cosmology, 2016 [detail]. Acrylic on silk screen print on paper. © Arghavan Khosravi. Courtesy of the artist.

Two students look at work by Howardena Pindell

Student Open House

September 7, 2023, 2 p.m.

Join your fellow Brandeisians as the Rose Art Museum welcomes new and returning students to the museum for a special student reception.

Installation view, Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, February 1—May 19, 2019. Photo by Natasha Moustache.

A father and two children look at a painting.

Create Date: Heroines and Heroes in Art

August 20, 2023, 11 a.m.

Join us for a day of family-friendly fun at the Rose Art Museum with drop-in artmaking activities, lawn games, a close-looking tour, free ice cream, and a pop-up Family Storytime with our friends from the Waltham Library.

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.

Detail of  Project for a New American Century

The Critical Patriot: Reexamining American Mythology through Art

July 20, 2023, 12 p.m.

Madeleine Day Delpha, Assistant Director of Programs and Community Engagement, and Brandeis Professor Dr. Rajesh Sampath highlight provocative artworks that call attention to the nation’s historical injustices, examine America’s national identity, and advocate for a "more perfect union" by reconciling myth with reality in this lunchtime virtual talk.

Dominic McGill, Project for a New American Century, 2004 [detail]. Graphite on paper. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. Gift of Michael Black and Melody Douros, 2007.11.38. Photo by Carlie Febo.

Two Black women and one Black man lounge on the grass in a black and white photograph by Barkley L. Hendricks.

Exploring Barkley L. Hendricks’s “Mechanical Sketchbook”

July 19, 2023, 6 p.m.

Dr. Gannit Ankori, Rose Director and Chief Curator, and Dr. Tanya Pohrt, Curator at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, discuss Barkley L. Hendricks’s use of his camera as a “mechanical sketchbook" to document everyday encounters and his wider travels in this virtual program.

Barkley L. Hendricks, Untitled (Harkness Park, Waterford), c. 1975 [detail], Gelatin silver print. © Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of the Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Jack Whitten

Encore Presentations: Jack Whitten

July 12, 2023, 7 p.m.

This Encore Presentation features a 2016 conversation between artist Jack Whitten and art historian and curator Katy Siegel.

Jack Whitten, 2013. Photo by Mike Lovett.

Polaroid taken by Andy Warhol of a person wearing make-up

Queer Bodies, Queer Souls: Virtual Pride Tour

June 22, 2023, 12 p.m.

Celebrate Pride Month and hear diverse perspectives on gender, sexuality, and identity in this virtual tour highlighting the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the permanent collection of the Rose Art Museum.

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen (Lurdes), 1972. Polacolor Type 108. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 2008.11.97.

Jaypix Belmer, Jess T. Dugan, and C. Rose Smith

The Queer Lens: Photographers in Conversation

June 15, 2023, 7 p.m.

In this virtual program, moderated by WBUR's Cristela Guerra, artists Jaypix Belmer, Jess T. Dugan, and C. Rose Smith discuss how they use the photographic image to construct queer visual histories through intimate representations of individuals with nonbinary, transgender, and gender-expansive identities.

Lyle Ashton Harris

In Conversation with Lyle Ashton Harris

June 8, 2023, 7 p.m.

In conversation with Harvard's Dr. Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Lyle Ashton Harris will discuss his artistic development and trace the thematic throughlines found in his earliest series to his most recently completed Shadow Works series.

Lyle Ashton Harris, 2021. © Lloyd Foster. Image courtesy of the artist.

Book cover

AAAS Authors Reception

May 10, 2023, 5:30 p.m.

Join the Department of African and African American Studies and Alumni Network of Color for a special reception honoring the publication of several new books by Brandeis faculty.

Strolling in the Ruins, 2023. Duke University Press.

Artist Renee Cox dressed in armor

Artist on Artist: Lyle Ashton Harris and Renee Cox

May 9, 2023, 7 p.m.

Artists Lyle Ashton Harris and Renee Cox discuss their 1994 collaboration “Venus Hottentot 2000” and their distinct artistic practice and use of performative self-portraits to explore Black identity, sexuality, and gender in this virtual conversation moderated by Dr. Gannit Ankori, Rose Director and Chief Curator.

Lyle Ashton Harris, Venus Hottentot 2000 [in collaboration with Renee Cox], 1994. Polaroid. © Lyle Ashton Harris. Courtesy of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn.

detail of the Shadow Work "Oracle" by Lyle Ashton Harris

Desire at the Margins: Queer Black Representation, Intimacy and Violence

April 27, 2023, 7 p.m.

In this virtual program, Brandon Callender, Brandeis University Assistant Professor of English, is joined by Fenway Health's Adrianna Boulin and Dr. Calvin Fitch in conversation to highlight the complex reality of the queer Black community and how identity places them at the crossbars of hyper-sexualization, police brutality, and societal and medical negligence.

Lyle Ashton Harris, Oracle, 2020 [detail]. Ghanaian cloth, dye sublimation prints, and artist’s ephemera. Private Collection. © Lyle Ashton Harris. Image courtesy of the artist and David Castillo, Miami.

A woman stands in front of a painting

Studio Israel with Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi

March 30, 2023, 12 p.m.

Dr. Gannit Ankori, Henry and Lois Director and Chief Curator, talks with Ukrainian-Israeli artist Zoya Cherkassy-Nnadi, about Cherkassy-Nnadi's work and artistic practice in this virtual program for Studio Israel.

Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi, 2018. Photo by Eli Pozner. Courtesy of the artist.

A collage of photographs, Polaroids, newspaper clippings, and Ephemera

2023 Spring Opening Celebration

March 15, 2023, 6 p.m.

Gather with friends, artists, and colleagues at the Rose Art Museum for a celebratory evening in honor of the new exhibition "Lyle Ashton Harris: Our first and last love."

Lyle Ashton Harris, Obsessão II, 2017 [detail]. Mixed media collage on panel. Private Collection. © Lyle Ashton Harris. Courtesy of the artist and LGDR Gallery, New York.

Frida Kahlo holding a cigarette.

Phantom Limbs: Frida Kahlo, disability and art

March 8, 2023, 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Gannit Ankori, Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator, details how the life and work of Frida Kahlo is a potent rejection of ableist discourse and affirms an alternative way of being in this virtual program.

Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo Doubled, 1941 [detail]. Private collection. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. Photo by Mel Taing, 2021.

Black man with glasses.

Encore Presentations: Rick Lowe

January 25, 2023, 7 p.m.

This Encore Presentation features a 2016 conversation between artist and activist Rick Lowe and former Rose Director Christopher Bedford.

Rick Lowe, 2014. Photo by Dave Rossman.