2024 Programs and Events

Noé Martínez

[CANCELED] In Conversation: Noé Martínez

June 5, 2024, 7 p.m.

2024 Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Noé Martínez discusses his multi-modal artistic practice, incorporating ethnography, performance, poetry, drawing, ceramic sculpture, and installation, in this talk with guest curator Circe Henestrosa.

Noé Martínez, 2021. Photo by Alberto Rubi. Courtesy of the artist.

Circe Henestrosa

Indigeneity and Fashion, from Frida Kahlo to Dior

April 7, 2024, 12 p.m.

Fashion scholar and curator Circe Henestrosa highlights the global impact of Indigenous Mexican culture on contemporary art and design from Frida Kahlo to Dior.

Circe Henestrosa, 2020. Photo by Natsuko Teruya.

Pictures of two men

kiss & release: A Reading with Anthony DiPietro and Chen Chen

April 6, 2024, 3:30 p.m.

To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Rose presents a reading with poets Anthony DiPietro and Chen Chen. DiPietro will read selections from his newly published debut collection "kiss & release," and Chen Chen will read work from his 2022 collection "Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency."

Photos courtesy of the Anthony DiPietro and Chen Chen.

A woman circus performer performs with a hula hoop at Light of Reason..

Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

April 6, 2024, 9 a.m.

The 2024 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts honors Brandeis University’s 75th anniversary with art, exhibitions, performances, and special events exploring Jewish values, education, social responsibility, and unity.

Photo by Natasha Moustache.

Artist Anida Ali in a red dress laying on stairs.

Palimpsest for Generation 1.5: A performance by Anida Yoeu Ali

April 2, 2024, 7 p.m.

Andia Yoeu Ali's performance piece "Palimpsest for Generation 1.5" examines the cultural and emotional resonance of place and memory in relationship to personal histories of violence and diaspora.

Courtesy of the artist.

A ceramic vessel

Create Date: Memory Vessels

March 25, 2024, 4 p.m.

Join the Rose Art Museum for a drop-in artmaking activity at Waltham Library. Inspired by the exhibition "Noé Martínez: The Body Remembers," participants will make clay vessels to hold a special memory about their family or community.

Noé Martínez, Mi cuerpo es el cementerio y mi camino un memorial 7, 2022 [detail]. Sgraffito high-temperature ceramic. Courtesy of the artist and PATRON.

Two men and a woman sit on the beach together.

Film Screening: I Dream in Another Language

March 23, 2024, 3 p.m.

Join the Rose Art Museum for a film screening of the 2017 film "I Dream in Another Language." From director Ernesto Contrera, this poetic drama raises philosophical questions about what is lost when a language—and, by extension, our elders’ memory—is allowed to fade unpreserved.

I Dream in Another Language, 2017 [film still]. Dir. Ernesto Contreras. Courtesy of Gussi Cinema.

People talking in the Lee Gallery of the Rose Art Museum.

Opening Reception — Noé Martínez: The Body Remembers

March 13, 2024, 6 p.m.

Gather with friends, artists, and colleagues, and enjoy light refreshments as the Rose Art Museum marks the opening of "Noé Martínez: The Body Remembers" with a celebratory reception.

Photo by Madeline Schroeder.

An older white woman with short blonde hair

[POSTPONED] Art, Architecture and the Jews: A Story of Modernism and the Diaspora

March 7, 2024, 6 p.m.

Art and architecture conservator and author Rosa Lowinger, in conversation with architect and scholar David Fixler, will explore their responsibilities to the material world as they intersect with the dynamic forces of time and memory.

Photo courtesy of the author.

Detail of Jamal Cyrus tunic

Reverberations: Music in re: collections

February 28, 2024, 12 p.m.

Rose Art Museum staff Yasmine Vera and Madeleine Delpha discuss works from "re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum" that incorporate jazz, R&B, soul, and other Black musical traditions in this virtual talk.

Jamal Cyrus, Djeli Brown, 2019 [detail]. Found garment with leather pouches, marker. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. Mortimer and Sara Hays Acquisition Fund, In memory of Jack Oliver Aronzon, 2020.6. © Jamal Cyrus; Courtesy of the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston, TX.

A student docent discusses a painting with a group of visitors.

re: collections Tour

February 25, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Co-led by two Brandeis students, this 45-minute tour will highlight the artists on view whose practices challenge and dismantle long-held conventions of art and its histories to boldly reconstruct their own narratives, visual vocabularies, and artmaking practices.

Photo by Dan Holmes.

A Brandeis student discusses a painting with a group of visitors.

re: collections Tour

February 24, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Co-led by two Brandeis students, this 45-minute tour will highlight the artists on view whose practices challenge and dismantle long-held conventions of art and its histories to boldly reconstruct their own narratives, visual vocabularies, and artmaking practices.

Photo by Dan Holmes.

A Brandeis student docent discussing a work of art with a group of visitors.

re: collections Tour

February 17, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Co-led by two Brandeis students, this 45-minute tour will highlight the artists on view whose practices challenge and dismantle long-held conventions of art and its histories to boldly reconstruct their own narratives, visual vocabularies, and artmaking practices.

Photo by Dan Holmes.

A student docent discusses a painting with a group of visitors.

re: collections Tour

February 11, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Co-led by two Brandeis students, this 45-minute tour will highlight the artists on view whose practices challenge and dismantle long-held conventions of art and its histories to boldly reconstruct their own narratives, visual vocabularies, and artmaking practices.

Photo by Dan Holmes.

A Brandeis student discusses a painting with a group of visitors.

re: collections Tour

February 10, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Co-led by two Brandeis students, this 45-minute tour will highlight the artists on view whose practices challenge and dismantle long-held conventions of art and its histories to boldly reconstruct their own narratives, visual vocabularies, and artmaking practices.

Photo by Dan Holmes.

A Brandeis student discusses a painting with a group of visitors.

re: collections Tours

February 10, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Co-led by two Brandeis students, these 45-minute participatory tours will highlight the artists on view in "re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum," weaving together visitor observations, inquiries, and interpretations with student docents' research and perspectives.

Photo by Dan Holmes.

Susan Lichtman  Large Table with Corn, 2023 Oil on hemp  47 x 67 in.

Gallery Talk: Susan Lichtman

February 8, 2024, 5 p.m.

Susan Lichtman discusses the exhibition "Susan Lichtman: At Home at the Rose" and her practice over her forty-year career as an artist and educator with Dr. Gannit Ankori, Director and Chief Curator of the Rose.

Susan Lichtman, Large Table with Corn, 2023 [detail]. Oil on hemp. Courtesy of the artist.

Photo of Salman Toor

In Conversation: Salman Toor

February 1, 2024, 7 p.m.

Artist Salman Toor discusses his work, influences, and artistic practice in a virtual conversation with Dr. Gannit Ankori, Director and Chief Curator of the Rose.

Salman Toor, 2022. Photo by Bryan Derballa.

Painting of two young boys in school uniforms

Asma Naeem: Salman Toor’s Brown Boys

January 24, 2024, 7 p.m.

Join curator and Baltimore Museum of Art director Asma Naeem for a virtual conversation exploring the exhibition "Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love" and Toor’s “brown boys that mine the complexities of being an immigrant, queer and human.”

Salman Toor, School Boys, 2021 [detail]. Oil on canvas.. © Salman Toor. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Film still from JOYLAND

Film Screening: JOYLAND

January 18, 2024, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Rose Art Museum and the Wicked Queer Film Festival for a screening of the 2022 film JOYLAND, the groundbreaking debut feature film from writer-director Saim Sadiq. The movie explores the many sides of love and desire in a patriarchal society.

JOYLAND, Oscilloscope Laboratories. 2022. 127 minutes.