Rapper and singer Cliff Notez performing outside of the Rose

Musican Cliff Notez performing at the Rose Art Museum Spring Celebration, 2019. Photo by Natasha Moustache.

We are thrilled to share an exciting roster of virtual programs happening this fall at the Rose! 

While the museum is temporarily closed to the general public, all public programs will be held virtually, and as always, they are free, open to the public. Closed captions are available for all virtual programming.

Ellen Lesperance in her studio

Artist Talk: Ellen Lesperance

October 29, 2020, 1 p.m.

Join artist Ellen Lesperance for a talk about her practice, the use of knitwear as a radical form of “creative direct action,” and her work currently on view in the exhibition "Yesterday’s Tomorrow."

Ellen Lesperance in her studio, 2019. Photo by Rose Dickson.

Adam Pendleton, Larry Hinton (white), 2012

Close Looking: Adam Pendleton, “Larry Hinton (white),” 2012

November 12, 2020, 12 p.m.

In this Close Looking session, Isaiah Wooden (Theater Arts) and Elizabeth Bradfield (Creative Writing) will discuss Adam Pendleton’s "Larry Hinton (white)" (2012).

Adam Pendleton, Larry Hinton (white), 2012. Mortimer and Sara Hays Acquisition Fund, 2018.10. © Adam Pendleton, courtesy Pace Gallery. Photograph by Chris Burke, courtesy the artist.

Cover of the book Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life

"Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life" – Book Launch + Conversation with Roxana Robinson and Nancy Scott

November 13, 2020, 3 p.m.

Please join us for a book launch of the new and expanded edition of Roxanne Robinson’s critically-acclaimed book "Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life."

Installation view of Yesterday's Tomorrow: Selections from the Collection, 1933-2018

Yesterday's Tomorrow: Activating History Today

November 18, 2020, 5 p.m.

Join us for a special program with artist lauren woods and Robbins House Founder Maria Madison, who will share research projects focused on Massachusetts' overlooked and untold narratives and propose new means of contemporary memorial-making.

Installation view of "Yesterday's Tomorrow: Selections from the Collection, 1933-2018," at the Rose Art Museum, 2020. Charles Mayer Photography.

Academic and Public Programs at the Rose Art Museum are supported in part by a generous gift from Ann Tanenbaum and in part by the Foundation for MetroWest.