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.
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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.

Researchers in Britain found that people who go to museums, the theater and the opera were less likely to die in the stu...
01/06/2020
Another Benefit to Going to Museums? You May Live Longer

Researchers in Britain found that people who go to museums, the theater and the opera were less likely to die in the study period than those who didn’t.

Researchers in Britain found that people who go to museums, the theater and the opera were less likely to die in the study period than those who didn’t.

It is the last week to experience Gordon Matta-Clark’s anarchic, groundbreaking, and socially conscious work at the Rose...
01/02/2020

It is the last week to experience Gordon Matta-Clark’s anarchic, groundbreaking, and socially conscious work at the Rose.

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The nature of each turn is dictated by the type of ball rolled. Different balls correspond to certain modes of engagemen...
01/02/2020

The nature of each turn is dictated by the type of ball rolled. Different balls correspond to certain modes of engagement-introducing a new topic or big question, responding to or clarifying an existing thread of conversation, or noting connections between comments.

Play The Meeting Game this week at the Rose.
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“Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen” at the Rose Art Museum has been named one of the 10 best museum exhibitions...
12/23/2019

“Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen” at the Rose Art Museum has been named one of the 10 best museum exhibitions of the year in New England by The Boston Globe!!

See the full list here—> http://bit.ly/2ZipPj2

Check out the Rose in the The Boston Globe's Ticket!
12/23/2019

Check out the Rose in the The Boston Globe's Ticket!

Here's the Ticket. In galleries, "Laura McPhee: Desert Chronicle" at Carroll and Sons (pictured: "Cottonwood Under Chalk Bluff by the Truckee River, Washoe County, Nevada"), "Amirali Ghasemi: Tehran Remixed: Party Series" at Ars Libri Ltd., and "Laconia Lofts: Art, Architecture + The South End" at Laconia Gallery. In museums, "Gordon Matta Clark: Anarchitect" at Rose Art Museum, "Yayoi Kusama: Love is Calling + Beyond Infinity" at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and "Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Family and Friends" at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Happy holidays!
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2019/12/20/arts/whats-happening-local-arts-world/

"Gordon Matta Clark sliced houses in two and bored bus-size holes in derelict apartment buildings several stories up, hi...
12/23/2019

"Gordon Matta Clark sliced houses in two and bored bus-size holes in derelict apartment buildings several stories up, highlighting late-20th-century society’s wasteful ways regarding, well, everything, from gas guzzlers all the way up to building stock. Are we ready to listen yet?” The Boston Globe

On view at the Rose through Jan 5--> http://bit.ly/2TeKZtH

The Rose will be open through the holiday season this year! Enjoy the museum Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm...
12/23/2019
Rose Art Museum | Brandeis University

The Rose will be open through the holiday season this year!

Enjoy the museum Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.
We are closed only on December 25 and January 1.

The Rose will be open through the holiday season this year! Enjoy the museum Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....
12/23/2019

The Rose will be open through the holiday season this year!

Enjoy the museum Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on December 25 and January 1.

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The keywords of the 2010s offer insights about what mattered to artists, critics, curators, and scholars.
12/23/2019
An Art World Glossary for a Turbulent Decade

The keywords of the 2010s offer insights about what mattered to artists, critics, curators, and scholars.

We were beset by influencers, grifters, and triggers. We worried about the Anthropocene, gentrification, the blockchain, and free speech. We occupied and decolonized. We canceled. There are many wa…

Wishing you a warm and joyous holiday season, from all of us at the Rose Art Museum.We hope to see you soon!
12/22/2019

Wishing you a warm and joyous holiday season, from all of us at the Rose Art Museum.

We hope to see you soon!

Did you know the Rose will be open throughout the holiday season this year? Come visit us over your break. We are only c...
12/20/2019

Did you know the Rose will be open throughout the holiday season this year? Come visit us over your break. We are only closing for Christmas Day and New Year’s day (and admission is free)!

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Don't miss Gordon Matta-Clark’s monumental cuts into derelict buildings and potent critique of capitalism, alongside bou...
12/19/2019

Don't miss Gordon Matta-Clark’s monumental cuts into derelict buildings and potent critique of capitalism, alongside boundary breaking works from the museum's permanent collection, from Anni Albers to Sol LeWitt, Rafael Soto to Zilia Sanchez.

On view through January 5--> http://bit.ly/2TeKZtH

"Into Form" brings together thirty-four works, created by a multi-generational group of artists, which investigate and c...
12/18/2019

"Into Form" brings together thirty-four works, created by a multi-generational group of artists, which investigate and challenge rigid notions of representation. A tension between organic and geometric abstraction runs throughout the exhibition, on view through January 5.

Plan your trip today. Admission is free, always.
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Don't miss your chance to experience Gordon Matta-Clark’s radical interventions and monumental architectural cuts, calle...
12/12/2019

Don't miss your chance to experience Gordon Matta-Clark’s radical interventions and monumental architectural cuts, called "the stuff of which legends are made" by the The Boston Globe

On view through January 5 at the Rose.

"While it has all the elements of a painting — it uses a canvas and is very colorful — this piece certainly broke away f...
12/11/2019
Spotlight on the Rose 12/10/2019

"While it has all the elements of a painting — it uses a canvas and is very colorful — this piece certainly broke away from traditional mounted paintings." The Justice

See Joe Overstreet's work on view through January 5 at the Rose.

 The way this piece was presented looked like a tent. It brought back fond summer memories like hanging out with my friends on a warm and clear evening or sitting around a campfire singing, laughing and making s’mores.  

Tomorrow night, dodge the crowded library and cramped classrooms by studying at the Rose this finals season! You bring t...
12/10/2019

Tomorrow night, dodge the crowded library and cramped classrooms by studying at the Rose this finals season! You bring the books, laptops, pencils, and we'll supply the free coffee and donuts as you power through to the end of the semester. And when you're ready for a study break? Stretch your legs and talk a stroll around the galleries.

Free + open to all Brandeis University community members.
RSVP now! --> http://bit.ly/2O7NDT0

Photographs of the collection are accessible to the public for the first time.
12/06/2019
A Visit to the CIA's "Secret" Abstract Art Collection

Photographs of the collection are accessible to the public for the first time.

The CIA’s abstract art collection isn’t as “secret” as a series of articles made it seem––but it’s more politically significant than it appears, and there are still unanswered questions. Here, exclusive photographs of the collection are published for the first time.

Tomorrow at the Rose, experience Gordon Matta-Clark with artist and Brandeis professor Tory Fair. Fair will frame Matta-...
12/06/2019

Tomorrow at the Rose, experience Gordon Matta-Clark with artist and Brandeis professor Tory Fair. Fair will frame Matta-Clark’s practice, and his engagement with the urban environment, within her own work and research.

Free + open to the public --> http://bit.ly/35sBQ7C

There is one month left to see Gordon Matta-Clark’s trailblazing and irreverent work at the Rose. Plan your trip today 🌹...
12/04/2019

There is one month left to see Gordon Matta-Clark’s trailblazing and irreverent work at the Rose.

Plan your trip today 🌹 http://bit.ly/2TeKZtH

“I had met David, but I didn’t really know him,” Weinberg told me recently. “He was looking at the river, so I went over...
12/04/2019
David Hammons Follows His Own Rules

“I had met David, but I didn’t really know him,” Weinberg told me recently. “He was looking at the river, so I went over and said, ‘You know, Gordon Matta-Clark did his famous pier cut right down there.’ ” The New Yorker

See the work that inspired Hammons’s new project at the Rose--> http://bit.ly/2TeKZtH

By eluding the art world, Hammons has conquered it.

This video art renaissance derives from an ever-growing range of exhibition methods, improvements in technology, wider i...
12/02/2019
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment

This video art renaissance derives from an ever-growing range of exhibition methods, improvements in technology, wider institutional acceptance, and artists’ growing ambitions.

Video art represents some of today’s most exciting contemporary work thanks to artists’ ambitions, support from galleries and museums, and a growing market.

The few abstract artists who have achieved superstardom tend to have simple, one-word trademarks—something for the publi...
12/02/2019
Why John Chamberlain’s Crushed Car Sculptures Are Timeless

The few abstract artists who have achieved superstardom tend to have simple, one-word trademarks—something for the public to sink its teeth into when faced with the question of what the artworks are “of” or “about.”

John Chamberlain, for better or worse, will always be remembered as the artist who made bright, sprawling sculptures out of cars.

"Few contemporary artists or architects have ascended to these sublime heights." The Arts FuseOn view now at the Rose Ar...
12/02/2019

"Few contemporary artists or architects have ascended to these sublime heights." The Arts Fuse

On view now at the Rose Art Museum.

Already antsy with holiday cabin fever? Add a dose of modern and contemporary art to your weekend. The Rose is open to p...
11/27/2019

Already antsy with holiday cabin fever? Add a dose of modern and contemporary art to your weekend. The Rose is open to public all weekend, including Friday, November 29 (and admission is always free)!

Curious about Thanksgiving hours at the Rose Art Museum? We’re open for regular hours every day this week except for Thu...
11/25/2019

Curious about Thanksgiving hours at the Rose Art Museum? We’re open for regular hours every day this week except for Thursday!

See you Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We have three exhibitions on view and so much for you to explore. #roseartmuseum

Anni Albers, Haris Epaminonda, Fred Eversley, Helen Frankenthaler, Jenny Holzer, Julio Le Parc, Leon Polk Smith, Zilia S...
11/22/2019

Anni Albers, Haris Epaminonda, Fred Eversley, Helen Frankenthaler, Jenny Holzer, Julio Le Parc, Leon Polk Smith, Zilia Sanchez, Jesus Rafael Soto, and many more are on view now at the Rose.

Plan your trip today to see "Into Form: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1957-2018." --> http://bit.ly/3130Rox

Tomorrow at the Rose. Join Mark Brimhall-Vargas, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and I...
11/21/2019

Tomorrow at the Rose. Join Mark Brimhall-Vargas, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Brandeis University, for an open dialogue on the difficulties of approaching conversations across political divides. Whether preparing for holiday conversations with family or navigating discussions with colleagues or classmates, we welcome your voice and experience at the table.

The program is free and open to all.
RSVP here --> http://bit.ly/37kOqYl

Antique Victorian lampposts and concrete benches form three branches that fan out from the Rose Art Museum's entrance. C...
11/21/2019

Antique Victorian lampposts and concrete benches form three branches that fan out from the Rose Art Museum's entrance. Chris Burden’s "Light of Reason" is a permanent sculpture and site-specific commission.

Take a moment to enjoy it on your next trip to the Rose.
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Wood paneled and furnished with the trappings of a 1961 collector's den, Mark Dion’s "The Undisciplined Collector" evoke...
11/20/2019

Wood paneled and furnished with the trappings of a 1961 collector's den, Mark Dion’s "The Undisciplined Collector" evokes the year of the Rose Art Museum's founding and serves as an introduction to the rich history of collecting at Brandeis University.

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Today at 3:30 PM at the Rose! Brandeis University professors Faith Smith (English) and Raysa Mederos (Hispanic Studies) ...
11/20/2019

Today at 3:30 PM at the Rose! Brandeis University professors Faith Smith (English) and Raysa Mederos (Hispanic Studies) will discuss "Las troyanas [The Trojans]" by Zilia Sánchez on view in “Into Form.”

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Have you been to the Rose yet this season? Stop by to see Gordon Matta-Clark’s iconic interventions, Caroline Woolard’s ...
11/19/2019

Have you been to the Rose yet this season? Stop by to see Gordon Matta-Clark’s iconic interventions, Caroline Woolard’s rethinking of the traditional meeting, Mark Dion’s collector’s den, and thirty-four works from the Rose’s permanent collection.

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“What I do to buildings is what some do with languages and others with groups of people. I organize them in order to exp...
11/16/2019

“What I do to buildings is what some do with languages and others with groups of people. I organize them in order to explain and defend the need for change.” - Gordon Matta-Clark

See his pioneering and radical legacy on view now at the Rose Art Museum --> http://bit.ly/2TeKZtH

At the Rose, Caroline Woolard takes the meeting as a site for artistic and social intervention. Woolard’s "The Meeting G...
11/15/2019

At the Rose, Caroline Woolard takes the meeting as a site for artistic and social intervention. Woolard’s "The Meeting Game" rewrites the conventional meeting format to investigate new systems for collaboration and cooperation, using the space for generative dialogue and invites participants to explore more open, aware, and intentional exchanges.

Try it for yourself this weekend at the Rose (or book it for your next meeting!) --> http://bit.ly/2klYVqH

On Wednesday, Nov 20, in an interdisciplinary tour, Brandeis professors Faith Smith (English Department) and Raysa Meder...
11/14/2019

On Wednesday, Nov 20, in an interdisciplinary tour, Brandeis professors Faith Smith (English Department) and Raysa Mederos (Hispanic Studies Department) will discuss "Las troyanas [The Trojans]" by Zilia Sánchez on view at the Rose.

Find out more--> http://bit.ly/2m5CxlG

"From discussions of Christo and Jeanne-Claude‘s “Running Fence” land art project to Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates m...
11/14/2019
The Relationship Between Art and Law Since the 1960s

"From discussions of Christo and Jeanne-Claude‘s “Running Fence” land art project to Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates micro-real estate project, Kee’s research demonstrates that the history of art has increasingly been intertwined with its legal realities."

Joan Kee is the rare combination of art historian and lawyer, and she's shared her special skills in her new book, Models of Integrity: Art and Law in Post-Sixties America.

In addition to Matta-Clark’s photographs, prints, drawings, and sculptures, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect includes rar...
11/14/2019

In addition to Matta-Clark’s photographs, prints, drawings, and sculptures, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect includes rarely seen materials from the artist’s archive, as well as immersive film projections of his urban architectural interventions.

Dive in now at the Rose--> http://bit.ly/2TeKZtH

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Brandeis University, 415 South St
Waltham, MA
02453

General information

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.

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(781) 736-3434

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