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All public programs are free, open to the public, and take place at the Rose unless otherwise noted.

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.

Visitor looking at two photographs by artists Gordon Matta-Clark

Director’s Tour of Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect

October 19, 2019, 2 p.m.

Join Luis Croquer, Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator, for a tour of current Rose exhibitions: "Into Form; Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect;" and "INDEX: The Meeting."

Photo by Carlie Febo.

Installation view of Into Form

Roses and thorns: Finding the words for visual art

October 23, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Want to talk about art, but feel like you don’t know where to start? Join Sherman H. Starr Family Curatorial Interns Emma Peters ’20 and Hannah Kressel ’20 for a conversation about the joys and challenges of contemporary art.

View of Gordon Matta-Clark exhibition from above

Through Lines: With Associate Professor of Sculpture Tory Fair

October 31, 2019, 12 p.m.

Experience the exhibition "Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect" through the lens of artist Tory Fair, Associate Professor of Sculpture at Brandeis University.

Photo by Carlie Febo.

Zilia Sánchez's sculpture L

Close Looking: Zilia Sánchez, "Las troyanas," 1987-1997

November 20, 2019, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Brandeis faculty Faith Smith (English) and Raysa Mederos (Hispanic Studies) will discuss "Las troyanas [The Trojans]" by Zilia Sánchez on view at the Rose in Into Form. 

Zilia Sánchez, Las troyanas [The Trojans], 1987-1997. Acrylic on canvas. Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Mortimer and Sara Hayes Acquisition Fund, Rose Purchase Fund, and Rose Special Fund, 2018.12. Zilia Sánchez. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., New York..

Two visitors at the Rose looking towards something intensely

Close Looking: William Villalongo, "Vanitas," 2017

March 18, 2020, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

In this session, James Mandrell (Romance Studies) and María Durán (Romance Studies) will discuss "Vanitas" by William Villalongo on view at the Rose. 

Photo by Carlie Febo.

Person in galleries looking closely at an unseen work of art

Close Looking: Annette Lemieux, "Left Right Left Right," 1995

April 1, 2020, 12 a.m.

In this session, Muna Guvenc (Fine Arts) and Sheida Soleimani (Fine Arts) will discuss "Left Right Left Right" by Annette Lemieux on view at the Rose. 

Photo by Carlie Febo.