Programs and Events

Cliff Notez performing outside of the Rose

Cliff Notez, 2019. Photo by Natasha Moustache.

The Rose Art Museum is committed to maintaining a respectful, safe, and inclusive museum experience for all our visitors. All programs are free to attend. 

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Lyle Ashton Harris

In Conversation with Lyle Ashton Harris

Virtual Program

June 8, 2023

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.

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

The Queer Lens: Photographers in Conversation

Virtual Program

June 15, 2023

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.

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

Queer Bodies, Queer Souls: Virtual Pride Tour

Virtual Program

June 22, 2023

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.

Jack Whitten

Encore Presentations: Jack Whitten

Virtual Program

July 12, 2023

This Encore Presentation features a 2016 conversation between artist Jack Whitten and former Rose Director Christopher Bedford.

Jack Whitten, 2013. Photo by Mike Lovett.

Detail of  Project for a New American Century

The Critical Patriot: Reexamining American Mythology through Art

Virtual Program

July 20, 2023

Madeleine Day Delpha, Assistant Director of Programs and Community Engagement, highlights 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.