Rose Art Museum

Rose Art Museum Dedicated to collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art at Brandeis University since 1961. Free and open to the public.

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University is among the nation’s premier university museums dedicated to 20th and 21st century art. A center of cultural and intellectual life on campus, the museum serves as a living textbook for object-based learning, a home and resource for artists, and a catalyst for artistic expression, scholarly innovation, and the production of new knowledge through art. With its international collections, changing exhibitions, and diverse public programs, the Rose affirms and advances the values of freedom of expression, academic excellence, global diversity, and social justice that are the hallmarks of Brandeis University. An active participant in the academic, cultural and social life of Brandeis, the Rose seeks to stimulate public awareness and disseminate knowledge of modern and contemporary art to enrich educational, cultural and artistic communities regionally, nationally and internationally. The Rose affirms the principle that knowledge of the past informs an understanding of the present and provides the critical foundation for shaping the future. It promotes learning and understanding of the evolving meanings, ideas and forms of visual art relevant to contemporary society.

Today Brandeis University Precollege students visited our new exhibitions and had some perceptive conversations about th...
06/27/2019

Today Brandeis University Precollege students visited our new exhibitions and had some perceptive conversations about the work on view!

The Rose Art Museum has announced that it will now be open year-round! The announcement coincides with the museum’s su...
06/27/2019
Maya Watanabe: Liminal / Into Form: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1957-2018 - Announcements - e-flux

The Rose Art Museum has announced that it will now be open year-round! The announcement coincides with the museum’s summer season, headlined by the first U.S. solo museum presentation of emerging Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe and Into Form, an exhibition featuring rarely seen works and recent additions to the Rose’s exceptional post-war and contemporary holdings.

Maya Watanabe: Liminal, June 20–August 25, 2019 // Into Form: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1957-2018, June 20, 2019–January 5, 2020

While of the body, Maya Watanabe portrays elements in transition, a reflection of their liminal status. Awaiting forensi...
06/26/2019

While of the body, Maya Watanabe portrays elements in transition, a reflection of their liminal status. Awaiting forensic identification, they are remains, earth, roots, and rocks, becoming discernable as shards of bone, teeth, and the frayed edges of clothing, on the threshold of subjecthood.

On view now at the Rose.

06/26/2019
'Less Is A Bore' At The ICA Offers Maximal Relief In A World Of Tasteful Art

"We see a few of the usual icons of modern art — like minimalist Sol LeWitt and abstract expressionist Jasper Johns — but considered in a new context, alongside artists such as Miriam Schapiro, a leader of the pattern and decoration movement of the ‘70s, and iconoclast Howardena Pindell, known for her paintings loaded with color and texture as well as social commentary." The ARTery

We were thrilled to see Howardena Pindell on view in the The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston's fantastic new exhibtion “Less is a Bore!"

With color and pattern, effulgent and radiantly explosive, the exhibit offers a sumptuous display of excess in disciplines spanning not only sculpture and painting, but interior design, fashion and applied art, writes Pamela Reynolds.

Trained as an architect, Gordon Matta-Clark knew a thing or two about building — and even knew how to keep a house sta...
06/26/2019
Things to do in Greater Boston this summer - The Boston Globe

Trained as an architect, Gordon Matta-Clark knew a thing or two about building — and even knew how to keep a house standing after he divided it in two, a trick captured on film (Splitting, 1974). He was also known for his commentary on socioeconomic divides, which he incorporated into his art.

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"We want to make sure our surrounding community knows we are here for them as a major artistic and cultural resource.”...
06/25/2019
Rose Art Museum announces new schedule, exhibitions

"We want to make sure our surrounding community knows we are here for them as a major artistic and cultural resource.” - Director and Chief Curator Luis A. Croquer

The Rose Art Museum has announced that it will now be open year-round. The announcement coincides with the museum’s first summer season, headlined

“A smile is like a blush,” Jeeves writes—“it is a response, not an expression per se, and so it can neither be e...
06/25/2019
Why Are Smiles so Rare in Art History?

“A smile is like a blush,” Jeeves writes—“it is a response, not an expression per se, and so it can neither be easily maintained nor easily recorded.”

Today, a smile is a must for photographs, But for most of human history, the expression has been deeply unfashionable.

‪On view now at the Rose (and all summer long). Anni Albers, Richard Anuskiewicz, Chris Burden, Ralph Coburn, Mark Dio...
06/24/2019

‪On view now at the Rose (and all summer long).

Anni Albers, Richard Anuskiewicz, Chris Burden, Ralph Coburn, Mark Dion, Haris Epaminonda, Sam Francis, Jenny Holzer, Tishan Hsu, Alex Hubbard, Jasper Johns, Julio Le Parc, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Dianna Molzan, Kenneth Noland, Joe Overstreet, Daniel Pflumm, Leon Polk Smith, Zilia Sanchez, Jesus Rafael Soto, Cy Twombly, Pieter Vermeersch, and Maya Watanabe. ‬

Rose Art Museum will be open year-round, starting this summer | BrandeisNOW
06/24/2019
Rose Art Museum will be open year-round, starting this summer | BrandeisNOW

Rose Art Museum will be open year-round, starting this summer | BrandeisNOW

The Rose Art Museum will be open year-round, starting this summer with a season headlined by the first U.S. solo museum presentation of emerging Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe and “Into Form,” an exhibition featuring rarely seen works and recent additions to the Rose’s post-war and contemporary...

The Rose Art Museum will now be open year-round! Today we ushered in a new era with the museum’s summer season, headli...
06/20/2019

The Rose Art Museum will now be open year-round! Today we ushered in a new era with the museum’s summer season, headlined by the first U.S. solo museum presentation of emerging Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe and Into Form, an exhibition featuring rarely seen works and recent additions to the Rose’s exceptional post-war and contemporary holdings.

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These exhibitions mark the first time in recent history the Rose will have work on view during the summer months. Additi...
06/20/2019
Rose Art Museum will be open year-round, starting this summer | BrandeisNOW

These exhibitions mark the first time in recent history the Rose will have work on view during the summer months. Additionally, the Rose will now be open for major holidays!

The Rose Art Museum will be open year-round, starting this summer with a season headlined by the first U.S. solo museum presentation of emerging Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe and “Into Form,” an exhibition featuring rarely seen works and recent additions to the Rose’s post-war and contemporary...

In her first solo museum exhibition in the United States, Watanabe presents the North American premiere of her most rece...
06/19/2019

In her first solo museum exhibition in the United States, Watanabe presents the North American premiere of her most recent work, Liminal (2019), which she filmed at the excavations of mass graves for victims of Peru’s two-decade-long internal armed conflict.

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Opening on June 20, these exhibitions mark the first time in recent history the Rose will have work on view during the s...
06/19/2019
The Rose Art Museum Announces It Will Now Be Open Year Round

Opening on June 20, these exhibitions mark the first time in recent history the Rose will have work on view during the summer months!

The Rose Art Museum announced today that it will now be open year-round. The announcement coincides with the museum's inaugural summer season, headlined by the first U.S. solo museum presentation of emerging Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe and Into Form, an exhibition featuring rarely seen works and r...

"Since its founding in 1961, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has always been close...
06/19/2019
ARTnews in Brief: News from Around the Art World—Week of June 17, 2019 -

"Since its founding in 1961, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has always been closed in the summer. No longer. Today the Rose said it will remain open this summer, so that it is now has a year-round program."

A continually updated post of goings-on around the world. Read More

Our amazing crew installating Pieter Vermeersch’s “Untitled.” Painted on marble this beautiful (and very heavy) wo...
06/17/2019

Our amazing crew installating Pieter Vermeersch’s “Untitled.”

Painted on marble this beautiful (and very heavy) work recently entered the Rose’s collection and will be on view starting this summer! This is the first of Vermeersch's works to enter a U.S. Museum’s collection.

06/15/2019

Installing Jenny Holzer’s “STAVE” at the Rose! See it for yourself starting next weekend 🌹 #roseartmuseum

We at the Rose are deeply saddened by the loss of artist Joyce Pensato. Here she is, in full force, mid-installation at ...
06/15/2019

We at the Rose are deeply saddened by the loss of artist Joyce Pensato. Here she is, in full force, mid-installation at the Rose in 2015. She will be missed. 🌹 #joycepensato

In response, artist and data journalist Mona Chalabi offered her version of what the composition of a museum collection ...
06/13/2019
Artists in 18 Major US Museums Are 85% White and 87% Male, Study Says

In response, artist and data journalist Mona Chalabi offered her version of what the composition of a museum collection should look like if it were to represent the entire population.

In response, artist and data journalist Mona Chalabi offered her version of what the composition of a museum collection should look like if it were to represent the entire population.

“I’m happiest when I can’t really define the work. To the Moon is an experiment in hybrids, seeing how these vario...
06/13/2019
Laurie Anderson: 'It's a great time to be creating new realities'

“I’m happiest when I can’t really define the work. To the Moon is an experiment in hybrids, seeing how these various media can come together and share images, stories and music.”

The avant-garde pioneer’s virtual-reality installation To the Moon is coming to Manchester international festival

"Talking about my art was never an easy thing to do. It still isn’t. The very point of creating art was to go to place...
06/12/2019
What Artists Talk About When They Talk About Their Art

"Talking about my art was never an easy thing to do. It still isn’t. The very point of creating art was to go to places where words couldn’t venture."

And why it’s hard to say anything truly meaningful

The Rose is currently hiring for FOUR open positions! Think you'd be a good fit? Apply today (or send to a friend)! >> h...
06/11/2019

The Rose is currently hiring for FOUR open positions! Think you'd be a good fit?

Apply today (or send to a friend)! >> http://bit.ly/2wQykUY

It may be a grey day - but we are installing some serious color in the galleries right now. Join us on June 20 to see In...
06/11/2019

It may be a grey day - but we are installing some serious color in the galleries right now. Join us on June 20 to see Into Form, rarely seen works and recent additions to the museum's permanent collection.

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“Tory Fair: Portable Archive,” an exhibition of drawings and sculpture at Drive By Projects, documents the artist's ...
06/10/2019

“Tory Fair: Portable Archive,” an exhibition of drawings and sculpture at Drive By Projects, documents the artist's (and Brandeis professor!) ongoing research into More than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the 70's, the 1996 landmark Rose Art Museum exhibition.

On view through August 8.

We are deeply saddened by the news of artist Joe Overstreet’s passing. A major figure and innovative painter, he has b...
06/07/2019

We are deeply saddened by the news of artist Joe Overstreet’s passing. A major figure and innovative painter, he has been on our minds for months and we are honored his work will be on view at the Rose this summer.

Visual artist and designer Jesse Draxler on developing a cohesive visual aesthetic, how creating strict creative paramet...
06/06/2019
On the liberation of working with strict limitations

Visual artist and designer Jesse Draxler on developing a cohesive visual aesthetic, how creating strict creative parameters can be freeing, and the ways personal and professional work can feed and inform each other.

Visual artist and designer Jesse Draxler on uncovering your aesthetic, the ways limitations can be liberating, and balancing personal and professional work.

The Rose Art Museum in the early 1960s! 🌹 #tbt
06/06/2019

The Rose Art Museum in the early 1960s! 🌹 #tbt

Opening June 20 at the Rose. Into Form: The Rose Collection, 1957-2018. Featuring rarely seen works and recent additions...
06/05/2019

Opening June 20 at the Rose. Into Form: The Rose Collection, 1957-2018. Featuring rarely seen works and recent additions to the museum's permanent collection.

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Visual artist Jess Scott on what can be learned from playing in punk bands, forging your own path as an artist, represen...
06/05/2019
On making work to feel seen

Visual artist Jess Scott on what can be learned from playing in punk bands, forging your own path as an artist, representing queer histories, and creating the kind of work you want to see in the world.

Visual artist Jess Scott on learning from punk rock, the beauty of imperfect images, and why it’s up to you to create the art you want to see in the world.

As pride month kicks off, we at the Rose are thinking about Zoe Leonard’s potent and defiant work “I want a presiden...
06/04/2019

As pride month kicks off, we at the Rose are thinking about Zoe Leonard’s potent and defiant work “I want a president,” that entered the museum’s collection this year. “On the one hand I’m thrilled and gratified that something I made more than twenty years ago might still be considered relevant. At the same time, I am utterly horrified and saddened that these words still have such relevance,” Leonard has said.

This special print edition of "I want a president" was created by Leonard to benefit Treatment Action Group: an independent, activist and community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and a cure for HIV, tuberculosis, and the hepatitis C virus.

When Howardena Pindell has her first solo show in the UK, British art-lovers will discover a powerful voice, a woman who...
06/03/2019
At 98 Years Old, Painter Luchita Hurtado Is Just Hitting Her Stride

When Howardena Pindell has her first solo show in the UK, British art-lovers will discover a powerful voice, a woman who has distinguished herself in America as an artist, a curator and critic. Since moving to New York in 1967, the Philadelphian, now 76, has produced a varied body of work, from beautiful abstracts to furiously political pieces, dwelling on her experiences as a black female artist.

As her critically-acclaimed exhibition I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn opens at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Vogue meets the Venezuelan-born artist

Installing this Sol Lewitt from the Rose’s collection in the galleries for our upcoming exhibition “Into Form,” op...
06/03/2019

Installing this Sol Lewitt from the Rose’s collection in the galleries for our upcoming exhibition “Into Form,” opening June 20 at the Rose.

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Visual artist Mariana Castillo Deball on how deep research can feel like detective work, the benefits of being both an a...
06/02/2019
On thinking about your creative process like detective work

Visual artist Mariana Castillo Deball on how deep research can feel like detective work, the benefits of being both an artist and a teacher, and why making a living solely from your artwork shouldn’t always be the goal.

Visual artist Mariana Castillo Deball on the research involved in her creative practice, the benefits of teaching other artists, and not thinking too much about the market.

Happy Friday! Here’s the Rose Art Museum’s founding director Sam Hunter at a Larry Rivers opening at the museum in 1...
05/31/2019

Happy Friday! Here’s the Rose Art Museum’s founding director Sam Hunter at a Larry Rivers opening at the museum in 1967. #fbf

Musician Mirah discusses how her recording process has changed over time, how technology informs the life of a working m...
05/31/2019
On growing along with your creative practice

Musician Mirah discusses how her recording process has changed over time, how technology informs the life of a working musician, and what it means to hold yourself accountable, both creatively and professionally.

Musician Mirah on allowing your creative process to evolve along with you, and holding yourself accountable.

“I realized the romance of a new medium, and that can be any medium—whether it’s working with clay or wool, whatev...
05/30/2019
Helen Frankenthaler on How to Be an Artist

“I realized the romance of a new medium, and that can be any medium—whether it’s working with clay or wool, whatever,” she said. “I feel, essentially, that I am a painter and involved in paint, per se, and the beauty of paint, but there is something equally exquisite about seeing the acid bath make something bleed on copper or using a sanding wheel on a piece of mahogany.”

Helen Frankenthaler has long been recognized as a leader of Abstract Expressionism. And her unique, dauntless approach continues to inspire artists.

Coming soon to the Rose. The U.S. premiere of Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe's video installation “Liminal" opens on Ju...
05/29/2019

Coming soon to the Rose. The U.S. premiere of Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe's video installation “Liminal" opens on June 20.

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While paint by numbers was an influential cultural touchstone of the mid–20th century—and survives as a popular past...
05/29/2019
How the Paint-By-Numbers Inventor Inspired Americans to Paint

While paint by numbers was an influential cultural touchstone of the mid–20th century—and survives as a popular pastime today—its late creator remains largely unrecognized.

When artist Dan Robbins invented paint-by-number kits in the 1950s, he reached millions of Americans who might never have otherwise picked up a paintbrush.

Writer Leila Taylor on exploring the cultural ties between goth culture and Black culture, what it means to write about ...
05/29/2019
On subculture as a creative force

Writer Leila Taylor on exploring the cultural ties between goth culture and Black culture, what it means to write about largely unexplored histories, and finding your own unique way for getting work done.

Writer Leila Taylor on the subject of Afrogoth, writing your first book, and finding your own unique way for getting work done.

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Brandeis University, 415 South St
Waltham, MA
02453

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The Rose Art Museum is located on the campus of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Admission is free, always. The galleries are closed to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, and holidays.

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Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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(781) 736-3434

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