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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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.

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.

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.

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.