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Congratulations to artist Fred Wilson, the recipient of the 2020 Brandeis Creative Arts Award! Fred creates new understa...
02/11/2020

Congratulations to artist Fred Wilson, the recipient of the 2020 Brandeis Creative Arts Award! Fred creates new understandings of art and culture, in particular, blackness and African history. Trained at SUNY Purchase as a sculptor, he also studied dance, theatrical lighting, stage makeup, archaeology and urban design. "Fortunately, I was in a school that allowed me to experiment," Fred says. How very Brandeisian! These broad interests naturally led him to question traditional ideas about history and race, even the notion that the color black can accurately reflect identity.

Fred will receive the Creative Arts medal from President Liebowitz and Dean Hodgson on March 3, 6:30 pm, in the Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center. You don't want to miss the artist talk that follows! It's free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Division of Creative Arts, the Rose Art Museum and the Office of the President.
Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts

02/06/2020
Apply to Perform at the Festival of the Arts

Perform in the Festival of the Arts lineup on Super Sunday, April 26! Apply by February 14 at the link below.

We welcome music, spoken word, theater, dance, juggling, etc. We give special consideration to performances that are family-friendly.

02/06/2020
Lydian String Quartet

Clarinet superstar David Krakauer + the Lydian Quartet = wow!

A little preview of what we’ll be up to in 2021! Excited for our collaboration with David Krakauer, and the new clarinet quintet that Vijay Iyer is writing for us!

https://youtu.be/zB5DjAJgBSI

Are you a Brandeis creative who likes planning events? Join one of these Festival of the Arts planning teams: Inclusion ...
02/03/2020

Are you a Brandeis creative who likes planning events? Join one of these Festival of the Arts planning teams: Inclusion and access, campus outreach, Waltham connectors. To learn more, contact Ingrid Pabon at [email protected] or 781-736-5002.

Great to hear from Marissa Lazar ’14, who graduated with a double major in fine arts and anthropology (and traveled exte...
01/29/2020
Alumni Spotlight: Marissa Lazar '14, women's tennis

Great to hear from Marissa Lazar ’14, who graduated with a double major in fine arts and anthropology (and traveled extensively for the women's tennis team), then did graduate studies at NYU in visual arts administration. She now manages art installations throughout New York City's five boroughs for the Department of Transportation.

This former women's tennis captain has turned her fine arts degree into a career working in public art in New York City.

Slosberg Music Center / Brandeis University
01/22/2020
Slosberg Music Center / Brandeis University

Slosberg Music Center / Brandeis University

We are thrilled to share an exciting new project that will create opportunities for musicians and composers at Brandeis and beyond: The Henri Lazarof Living Legacy at Brandeis University! New Music Brandeis Arts at Brandeis

The "Messiah" sing is a holiday tradition, a rejuvenating study break, and a glorious performance of selections from Han...
12/11/2019

The "Messiah" sing is a holiday tradition, a rejuvenating study break, and a glorious performance of selections from Handel's oratorio. All rise for the Hallelujah chorus! Today at 4 pm in the Shapiro Campus Center. Brandeis University Department of Student Activities

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12/07/2019

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Ford Hall Takeover Footage Discovered
12/04/2019
Ford Hall Takeover Footage Discovered

Ford Hall Takeover Footage Discovered

Nineteen minutes of rarely-seen 1969 television film footage on the Ford Hall Takeover was recently discovered at the Rhode Island Historical Society, and Archives and Special Collections funded digitization of the film.

Call to artists! Brandeis students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to apply for a grant from the Festival of the ...
11/26/2019

Call to artists! Brandeis students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to apply for a grant from the Festival of the Arts to create new work for the festival, which takes place April 25-May, 2010. Applications are due January 20. Dream big!

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11/26/2019

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11/26/2019
Giving Tuesday 2019 #BrandeisForCreativity

At Brandeis, we like to go big at the end of the year, and it's certainly true for the arts. Between December 6 and December 14 you can attend nine concerts, an artist-led tour of the Rose, an opening reception of new student artwork, and a student-produced performance of The Nutcracker -- all for free, thanks to our generous alumni, parents and friends.

In 1948, Brandeis was founded on the values of academic inquiry, inclusion and the betterment of the world. In short, Brandeis was founded for good.

On Giving Tuesday, the international day of philanthropy, a $100,000 gift to Brandeis will be unlocked if we reach our historic goal of 1,948 donors. Will you help us get there?

If you want to give early--before December 3, 2019--your gift can still count toward our Giving Tuesday goal!

Make a gift of any size to help make this goal a reality. You can give back to the arts or to any program, club, team or department that is most meaningful to you.

Thank you for supporting #BrandeisForGood... early! And now, please enjoy this video featuring Ollie and The Judge.

This is "Giving Tuesday 2019 #BrandeisForCreativity" by Institutional Advancement on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts
11/20/2019

Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts

Just approved to fulfill the DEIS-US requirement - register today! Check out this new course - AAAS/FA75b: History of African American Art taught by Ellen Tani. The course meets Mon/Wed from 5-6:20pm. The course examines how black artists in the U.S. explore beauty, individuality, justice and other themes through personal, racial, and societal lenses.
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Image Description: Kerry James Marshall, Still Life with Wedding Portrait, 2015. Acrylic on PVC panel, 59 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches

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11/14/2019

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11/13/2019

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Congratulations to Professor Susan Dibble, who's been named interim director of the Center for Actor Training at Shakesp...
11/04/2019
Shakespeare & Company

Congratulations to Professor Susan Dibble, who's been named interim director of the Center for Actor Training at Shakespeare & Company, where she has for four decades kept "a keen eye on all that is exciting about the training program and the company's work: a vigilance toward the specificity of language and honesty in acting, a generosity of spirit, and a clarity of purpose on stage," says artistic director Allyn Burroughs. Susan will continue to teach and inspire at Brandeis, of course!

Performing Shakespeare and new plays in the Berkshires - Founded by Tina Packer, professional theater company in Lenox, MA

Big changes happening right now at Slosberg!
10/29/2019

Big changes happening right now at Slosberg!

10/10/2019

It’s a doubleheader of creative expression pop-ups today! From 11:30 am - 1 pm in the Shapiro Campus Center atrium, join us for fun hands-on creative activities and learn more about the arts at Brandeis.

From 2-4 pm it’s [email protected]: science edition! Join us in the Shapiro Science Center atrium to create a simple piece of art that communicates your research. Special guest from 3 to 4 pm: Vivekanand Pandey Vimal, a post-doctoral research fellow in space health. Supplies are provided and all are welcome!

Congratulations to playwright and producer Iyvon Edebiri '13, winner of the 2019 Mark O’Donnell Prize. Founded in honor ...
09/24/2019
Playwright and Producer Iyvon Edebiri Wins 2019 Mark O’Donnell Prize | Playbill

Congratulations to playwright and producer Iyvon Edebiri '13, winner of the 2019 Mark O’Donnell Prize.
Founded in honor of the late Tony-winning book writer of Hairspray, the award recognizes emerging theatre artists or entrepreneurs who show promise in a range of talents throughout the industry.

Founded in honor of the late Tony-winning book writer of Hairspray, the award recognizes emerging theatre artists or entrepreneurs who show promise in a range of talents throughout the industry.

We have comp tickets to KING LEAR (featuring Brandeis' Bob Walsh and Marya Lowry) and to opening night of ROSENCRANTZ & ...
09/23/2019

We have comp tickets to KING LEAR (featuring Brandeis' Bob Walsh and Marya Lowry) and to opening night of ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. Sign up for the Arts at Brandeis e-list to get your tix! https://www.brandeis.edu/arts/office/

Brandeis welcomes Assistant Professor of Theater Arts Isaiah M. Wooden, a scholar, director and critic of modern and con...
09/20/2019
Isaiah M. Wooden Joins the Theater Arts Faculty

Brandeis welcomes Assistant Professor of Theater Arts Isaiah M. Wooden, a scholar, director and critic of modern and contemporary African American art, drama and performance. Wooden’s astute and informed understanding of critical cultural issues such as race, sexuality and protest through the lens of performance has earned him a stellar reputation in theaters and universities around the world.

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09/19/2019

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Congratulations to  Joseph Wardwell!  We are so proud of this dynamic artist and dedicated teacher (and good friend).
09/17/2019
2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards | College of Fine Arts

Congratulations to Joseph Wardwell! We are so proud of this dynamic artist and dedicated teacher (and good friend).

2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards Brooke Karzen, Morris Robinson, and Joe Wardwell are the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees. The entire CFA and BU community is invited to celebrate remarkable alumni Brooke Karzen (CFA’84), Morris Robinson (CFA’01), and Joe Wardwell (CFA’99) at the 2019 ...

Art-ivist with C.A.S.T.: An evening of art making and conversation in preparation for the Boston Climate Strike.Tuesday ...
09/11/2019

Art-ivist with C.A.S.T.: An evening of art making and conversation in preparation for the Boston Climate Strike.
Tuesday 17 September
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, in Usdan
Pizza!

Join CAST UDRs Hawa Ibrahim and Zoë Rose in making posters and banners to bring to the Climate Strike on Friday 20 September. Learn more about CAST. Enjoy pizza and conversation.

Professor Judith Eissenberg writes about Korean gugak and the upcoming concert at Jordan Hall on Sunday, September 29. J...
09/10/2019
A Wild Goose Flying in the Sky – Gugak from Korea - The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Professor Judith Eissenberg writes about Korean gugak and the upcoming concert at Jordan Hall on Sunday, September 29. Judy promises it will be "one of the most enthralling, exuberant and flat-out gorgeous concert experiences of 2019. Can't make it to Jordan Hall? In November, Brandeis' MusicUnitesUS presents From East Asia - Unforgotten Song with Korean master musician gamin and others. November 16 at Slosberg Music Center / Brandeis University

A principal dancer in the Boston Ballet, an honored Candidate for Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 23, a boundary-crossing cellist, and a singer whose repertoire draws from ancient shaman ritual — all walk up to the barre…. No, this is not a spin-off of that classic joke, but an invita...

Happy birthday to Leonard Bernstein, Brandeis professor, benefactor, and inspiration!
08/25/2019

Happy birthday to Leonard Bernstein, Brandeis professor, benefactor, and inspiration!

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08/09/2019

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Congratulations to Bonita Hamilton, MFA'04, who makes her Broadway debut as Shenzi in The Lion King!
08/06/2019
Meet The Current Cast of Creatures In THE LION KING On Broadway

Congratulations to Bonita Hamilton, MFA'04, who makes her Broadway debut as Shenzi in The Lion King!

Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life on stage each night in The Lion King. The Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world of glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the s...

Are you a Brandeis undergrad looking for an on-campus job? The Office of the Arts is hiring a student program assistant ...
07/24/2019

Are you a Brandeis undergrad looking for an on-campus job? The Office of the Arts is hiring a student program assistant for the coming year. It's job number R0000895 on Workday.

Brandeis professor Tory Fair rediscovers the abundant aesthetic riches of minimalism.
07/18/2019
Rose Art Museum

Brandeis professor Tory Fair rediscovers the abundant aesthetic riches of minimalism.

“More than Minimal” proposed that women artists infused minimalism’s austerity with rich emotional content, making art that feels personal. Fair seizes on that. Her show is more than a tribute to conceptual forebears. It’s a love letter to her grandmothers.

New course: HISP 196A Latinx Theatre: Politics, Performance, and Social ChangeMaría Durán 2:00-3:20 T, ThThis course exa...
07/16/2019

New course: HISP 196A Latinx Theatre: Politics, Performance, and Social Change
María Durán 2:00-3:20 T, Th

This course examines Latinx theatre as a creative and political force for social change in the United States from the 1960s to the present. We will examine Latinx theatre’s politics, cultural practices, and artistic expressions. We will read representative works by Latinx playwrights while integrating supplementary texts including performance reviews, critical analyses, and theoretical studies. Plays will be studied using various modes of inquiry including linguistic, performance studies, gender studies, and borderlands theory.

Cross-listed in Comparative Literature and Culture, Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation, English, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Theater Arts.

From #Brandeis to Basel to Cuernevaca to Gloucester, our creative arts faculty are presenting their brilliant new work a...
07/12/2019
Where you can find Brandeis creative arts faculty this summer | BrandeisNOW

From #Brandeis to Basel to Cuernevaca to Gloucester, our creative arts faculty are presenting their brilliant new work all over the world. Catch up with them at the link below.

When Brandeis University creative arts faculty aren't working with students on campus, they can often be found in art galleries, museums, theaters and performance halls.This summer, Brandeis arts faculty have a full slate of exhibitions, performances and more. Here’s a look at what some of the fac...

Are you an artist or fine craftsperson? All Brandeis faculty and staff are invited to exhibit their artwork in JustArts,...
07/08/2019

Are you an artist or fine craftsperson? All Brandeis faculty and staff are invited to exhibit their artwork in JustArts, the biannual faculty/staff show. All kinds of artwork are welcome: photographs, paintings, jewelry, video, sculpture, and so on.

The next JustArts exhibition will be held October 24 - November 17, 2019. Register at the link below by October 19, or contact [email protected]. https://www.brandeis.edu/arts/office/JustArts/

For all students who move, consider this new course: Body Mapping: Freedom from Pain, Movement with Ease!NWL 55 counts a...
07/01/2019

For all students who move, consider this new course: Body Mapping: Freedom from Pain, Movement with Ease!

NWL 55 counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.

We move the way we think we are constructed. Learn how bodies are designed. Through training Senses, Attention and Movement, you will find freedom of expression and relief from stress. Through an accurate and adequate understanding of how the body is actually designed, students will learn to allow movement to happen in the most efficient way. By training the senses, students will experience increased awareness and attention. This way of learning will help reduce stress in all aspects of daily life. Usually offered every semester.

Instructor: Jill Dreeben, [email protected]

The Brandeis department of theater arts is hiring someone to teach THA 177b Stage Technology in spring 2020. Details at ...
06/25/2019
Lecturer in Theater Arts

The Brandeis department of theater arts is hiring someone to teach THA 177b Stage Technology in spring 2020. Details at the link!

Department: Theater Arts - PM (Dmitry Troyanovsky) Brandeis University invites applications for a Lecturer in the Department of Theater Arts to teach the following course during the spring semester of the 2019/2020 academic year. THA 177b Stage Technology Explores the theater structure as a machine....

You might know her as a dancer and choreographer, but Professor Susan Dibble is also a phenomenal painter! She is showin...
06/25/2019

You might know her as a dancer and choreographer, but Professor Susan Dibble is also a phenomenal painter! She is showing work in the exhibition Let’s Face the Music, organized by the Clark Center NYC, at El Barrio’s Artspace, PS 109, 215 East 99th Street, New York. Through June 30!

President Ron Liebowitz presented filmmaker Debra Granik '85 with the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award. Perhaps best known ...
06/07/2019
Brandeis Alumni Weekend 2019 celebrates 50 years of activism, 70 years of news | Alumni News | News & Publications | Brandeis Alumni & Friends | Brandeis University

President Ron Liebowitz presented filmmaker Debra Granik '85 with the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award. Perhaps best known for her Academy Award-nominated film Winter’s Bone, which starred then-newcomer Jennifer Lawrence, Granik spoke with President Liebowitz about her practice of visual anthropology and how she uses her films to bring often overlooked issues, people and places to the forefront.

https://alumni.brandeis.edu/news-publications/news-archive/alumni-weekend-recap-2019.html

Meet Ariel Freiberg, coordinator of the Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts post-baccalaureate program in studio...
06/04/2019
Behind the Scenes of a Studio Visit

Meet Ariel Freiberg, coordinator of the Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts post-baccalaureate program in studio art, and a very fine artist herself. This is a wonderful snapshot of one artist's studio practice, from the music that she plays (Kate Bush) to the number of tools she's got loaded up ("ten to thirty brushes, palette knives, scrapers, rags, and sometime brayers/rollers on the canvas and panels").

As a gallery, we are constantly inspired by getting out of the gallery and seeing art. Every couple of months we have studio visits with our represented artists to see what projects they are working on. Many gallery visitors do not get the chance to visit an artist’s studio (although we always enc...

Brandeis University professor Tory Fair has hit the ground running this summer with a solo exhibition at Drive-By Projec...
06/03/2019
Tory Fair: Portable Archive | Drive-by Projects

Brandeis University professor Tory Fair has hit the ground running this summer with a solo exhibition at Drive-By Projects in Watertown. Tory Fair: Portable Archive is an exhibition of drawings and sculpture that document the artist's ongoing research into More than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the 70's, the 1996 landmark exhibition at the Rose Art Museum. Funded by a Provost Research Grant from Brandeis and inspired by her close association with exhibition curator Susan Stoops, Fair began a quest to connect with these pioneering artists. She eventually established a relationship with Mary Miss and came to focus on Miss's early works as her guide to understanding the relationship between minimalism, abstraction, humanity and feminism.

Drive-By is a small, innovative space committed to exhibiting provocative work in its storefront windows and small gallery. If you do not have time to stop in you can always drive by our windows to view the current exhibition.

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Did you know that on Wednesday, October 25th from 4pm-9pm Margaritas Waltham will be hosting Mexican artists Manuel Abeiro and Modesto Horta from Tócuaro, Michoacán? The brothers will set up a workshop and demonstrate how they create their own artwork, that we use as decor in our restaurants! Come in for dinner and stay for a cultural experience like no other.