Accessibility

Gallery view of the exhibition "Praying for Time: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1980-2000."

Installation view, Praying for Time: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1980–2000, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, March 2, 2018–July 8, 2018. Charles Mayer Photography.

The Rose Art Museum welcomes and endeavors to provide a positive, engaging, and inclusive experience for all visitors. These efforts are ongoing, and we welcome questions and feedback. If you have any needs not addressed below, we encourage you to call Visitor Services at 781-736-2028 or email us at roseartmuseum@brandeis.edu.

 

Visiting the Museum

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  • The Rose Art Museum offers free parking to all its visitors.
  • Visitors can find parking in the Rose circle at the front of the museum. If the Rose circle is full, visitors must obtain a parking pass from the museum’s front desk. Visitors can then park in the Theater Parking Lot behind the Spingold Theater Center.
  • Visitors with disability plates or placards may park in the designated accessible parking spaces along the Rose circle. If there are no spaces available, visitors may be dropped off at the designated handicap ramp located to the left of the front entrance and park in the Theater Parking Lot after receiving a pass at the museum’s front desk.

  • A barrier-free path to the museum starts at the left of the front entrance at the designated handicap ramp. It proceeds past the front steps to the right side of the building, where the accessible entrance and elevator are located. This door does not feature power assistance. Please call the front desk for assistance.

  • We recommend visiting on a weekday morning or late afternoon for visitors interested in exploring the Rose during quiet hours. Please note that some exhibitions feature works with sound, which visitors can hear throughout the galleries.

 

 

Getting Around the Museum

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  • All public areas of the museum are accessible to visitors using mobility devices and strollers.
  • The Rose offers a limited number of manual wheelchairs to visitors free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The museum’s elevator provides access to all public areas of the museum.
  • Elevator capacity is limited to one to two people to aid physical distancing. 
  • Please note that the main entrance and interior doors are not equipped with power assistance. Please ask a gallery attendant for assistance.

  • Backless seating is available in the Fineberg and Lower Rose galleries, and the Lois Foster Wing, and the Foster Wing stairwell.
  • Folding gallery stools are also available upon request from our gallery attendants and may be carried throughout the museum and used as needed.

  • Accessible restrooms are located on the museum’s second floor in the Lois Foster Wing. 
  • Baby-changing stations are located in bathrooms in the Lois Foster Wing.
  • All restrooms are gender-neutral. Please note: current building codes require that one restroom is labeled “women” and one “men.” We acknowledge that these two categories do not reflect all visitors’ and staff’s gender identity or expression. Please use the restroom that feels most comfortable for you.

  • Closed captions are available for all virtual programming.
  • Is there anything that would make your participation easier? We are committed to making our programs accessible to all; please email inquiries and requests to roseartmuseum@brandeis.edu.

 

 

Media and Print Materials

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  • Binders are available with large text format labels in each gallery, at the reception desk in the Fineberg gallery, on the table in the Lower Rose gallery, and in the vestibule before the Foster Wing.

  • Transcripts for audio or video artworks featuring sound are available at the welcome desk on the entrance level; please ask a gallery staff member for assistance.
  • Apple Store LogoEnhance your museum experience with the new Rose Art Museum App. The app features self-guided tours of the exhibitions, a museum map, and more. Download the app for free in the Apple App Store or use the web version on your device's internet browser.