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.

Today at the Rose! Artist Caroline Woolard is giving a talk within her Rose project "INDEX: The Meeting” on installation...
02/29/2020

Today at the Rose! Artist Caroline Woolard is giving a talk within her Rose project "INDEX: The Meeting” on installations, collaborations, speculative sculpture, systems, conflict mediation, touching art, and more.

2 p.m., free + open to the public! bit.ly/2O4Rvnx

For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Spanish artist Dora García focuses on the concept of love as a polit...
02/28/2020

For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Spanish artist Dora García focuses on the concept of love as a political tool, and the protocols of personal, collective, and community relationships from a politically aware, female point of view.

On view now at the Rose --> http://bit.ly/2XdZTEt

Dora Garcia: Love with Obstacles. Chuck Mayer Photography.
02/28/2020

Dora Garcia: Love with Obstacles. Chuck Mayer Photography.

Artist talk with Caroline Woolard, tomorrow at the Rose in the space of her Rose project "INDEX: The Meeting"! Woolard e...
02/28/2020

Artist talk with Caroline Woolard, tomorrow at the Rose in the space of her Rose project "INDEX: The Meeting"!

Woolard employs speculative objects, immersive installation, and online networks, exploring what she terms “the pleasures and pains of interdependence.”

Free + open to the public.
RSVP today! --> http://bit.ly/2O4Rvnx

Tonight at the Rose! Join us for an after hours concert featuring performances by Oomph!, OLGA and Brandeis student grou...
02/28/2020

Tonight at the Rose! Join us for an after hours concert featuring performances by Oomph!, OLGA and Brandeis student group Sproutfit will take place in the Lee Gallery. Refreshments will be served!

Find out more—> http://bit.ly/381xSn3

Artist and designer Sonya Sombreuil on knowing when it’s right to mix politics with your creative and professional life,...
02/28/2020
On evolving a D.I.Y. art project into a sustainable business

Artist and designer Sonya Sombreuil on knowing when it’s right to mix politics with your creative and professional life, and the slow process of learning to value your own time, energy, and ideas.

Artist and designer Sonya Sombreuil on reconciling your personal and political ethics with running a business, making Bernie Sanders tshirts, and learning on the fly

Love live music surrounded by contemporary art? Join us for an after hours concert at the Rose, featuring performances b...
02/27/2020

Love live music surrounded by contemporary art?

Join us for an after hours concert at the Rose, featuring performances by Oomph!, OLGA, and student group Sproutfit will take place in the Lee Gallery. Refreshments will be served!

Friday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 PM --> http://bit.ly/381xSn3

Painter Georges Rouault said yes to Marie Cuttoli’s strange request, but he had conditions and he put them in writing. T...
02/27/2020
The Visionary Collector Who Transformed Works by Picasso and Matisse into Tapestries

Painter Georges Rouault said yes to Marie Cuttoli’s strange request, but he had conditions and he put them in writing. The Parisian entrepreneur had asked the artist for a modernist design to transform into a tapestry, a historic art form that was dying in France.

A new exhibition at the Barnes Foundation shines a light on Marie Cuttoli, a pathbreaking collector-turned-dealer.

#tbt to a 1968 Leon Polk Smith exhibition at the Rose Art Museum, the galleries full of his geometric abstractions.
02/27/2020

#tbt to a 1968 Leon Polk Smith exhibition at the Rose Art Museum, the galleries full of his geometric abstractions.

Please join us in honoring Fred Wilson, renowned visual artist and recipient of the Brandeis University 2019-2020 Creati...
02/27/2020

Please join us in honoring Fred Wilson, renowned visual artist and recipient of the Brandeis University 2019-2020 Creative Arts award on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. Join Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz and Dean of Arts and Sciences Dorothy Hodgson for the awards ceremony at the Wasserman Cinematheque, Brandeis University.

An artist talk and Q&A will follow. Free + open to the public!

Admission to the Rose Art Museum is free, for everyone, always (and so is parking)! Join us this weekend to experience o...
02/21/2020

Admission to the Rose Art Museum is free, for everyone, always (and so is parking)!

Join us this weekend to experience our new exhibitions from 11 am to 5 pm through Sunday.🌹 #roseartmuseum

Writer and director Doron Max Hagay discusses what led him to making films, why therapy and healthy self-acceptance can ...
02/21/2020
Writer and director Doron Max Hagay on creative compromise and figuring yourself out

Writer and director Doron Max Hagay discusses what led him to making films, why therapy and healthy self-acceptance can be a boon to your creative process, and what he's learned from working on SNL.

Writer and director Doron Max Hagay on making films, the quick thinking and collaboration involved in working at SNL, and the value of getting some therapy.

In honor of Black History Month, four curators share the artists of Africa and the African diaspora who they’re most exc...
02/21/2020
4 Curators on the Artists They’re Celebrating This Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, four curators share the artists of Africa and the African diaspora who they’re most excited about now.

Curators Legacy Russell, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Zoé Whitley, and Ashley James share insights on 12 artists of the African diaspora who deserve the spotlight.

Opening Celebration for the Rose’s Spring ExhibitionsFebruary 13, 2020 | 6 - 9 p.m. Photo by Carlie Febo
02/20/2020

Opening Celebration for the Rose’s Spring Exhibitions
February 13, 2020 | 6 - 9 p.m.

Photo by Carlie Febo

February 13 | 6 - 9 p.m.
at the Rose Art Museum

See two artist’s from this list on view at the Rose now!Philip Guston and Lorraine O’Grady are included in "Yesterday's ...
02/20/2020
20 Trailblazing Artists with Major Museum Shows in 2020

See two artist’s from this list on view at the Rose now!

Philip Guston and Lorraine O’Grady are included in "Yesterday's Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933–2018." --> http://bit.ly/2uQRo89

We take a look at ambitious 2020 solo exhibitions at museums around the world, from Donald Judd at MoMA, to Zanele Muholi at the Tate, to Gego at Museo Jumex.

On Saturday, February 29 at the Rose, artist Caroline Woolard will give an artist talk on her project at the Rose, immer...
02/20/2020
Artist Talk: Caroline Woolard | 2019 | Rose Art Museum | Brandeis University

On Saturday, February 29 at the Rose, artist Caroline Woolard will give an artist talk on her project at the Rose, immersive installation, online networks, collaboration, and what she terms “the pleasures and pains of interdependence.”

Free + open to the public --> http://bit.ly/2O4Rvnx
Mark your calendar!

Caroline Woolard, the 2019-20 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence, presents a talk in the space of her Rose project INDEX: The Meeting.

"Although Black History Month is quickly coming to a close, you still have plenty of time to see some of these exhibits ...
02/20/2020
12 Exhibits You Should See This Black History Month

"Although Black History Month is quickly coming to a close, you still have plenty of time to see some of these exhibits before they make their exit from Boston and Massachusetts." Arielle Gray for WBUR 90.9 FM

"No matter your identity, these exhibits will make you question what you know while providing (some) tools for you to excavate meaning out of your visit," writes Arielle Gray.

In new performance—The Labyrinth of Female Freedom—a performer recites a book of poetry written by a woman. It is up to ...
02/18/2020

In new performance—The Labyrinth of Female Freedom—a performer recites a book of poetry written by a woman. It is up to the performer to determine the level of the voice in the recitation, and thus whether to share the poetry with the audience, or to keep it private.

A few meters away from this center of the poetry-reading performer, a text is handwritten on the floor: “Position, Voice, Mundo,” a text coming from a drawing by Gloria Anzaldúa, a Chicana feminist writer and activist that evokes for Dora García all the complexities, the obstacles, and the glory of female freedom.

On view now at the Rose--> http://bit.ly/2XdZTEt

“Yesterday’s Tomorrow” features artists who make room for history’s multiplicities and give space to the subjective and ...
02/16/2020

“Yesterday’s Tomorrow” features artists who make room for history’s multiplicities and give space to the subjective and intimate sway of memory. On view now at the Rose 🌹We are open till 5 p.m today + admission is free! #roseartmuseum

Tomorrow at the Rose! Hear from artist Dora García on her artistic practice, the history of ideas, and the effect of mis...
02/14/2020

Tomorrow at the Rose! Hear from artist Dora García on her artistic practice, the history of ideas, and the effect of mistranslations and misunderstandings on the work included in the exhibition "Love with Obstacles," on view now at the Rose.

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Now on view! Dora García: Love with Obstacles. For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Spanish artist García...
02/14/2020

Now on view! Dora García: Love with Obstacles.

For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Spanish artist García includes newly commissioned works, drawings, films, letters, performances, and readings to articulate a space where dialogue is central.

Learn more--> http://bit.ly/2XdZTEt

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Rose Art Museum! Spend the weekend at the Rose with two fantastic new exhibitions, an art...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Rose Art Museum!

Spend the weekend at the Rose with two fantastic new exhibitions, an artist talk with Dora García (Feb 15 at 11:30 am), and some “Amor Rojo.”

Did we mention admission (and parking) is free, always! Bring your babe, bff, galentine, or take yourself on a date!

Ruth Estévez, the Rose’s Senior Curator-at-Large, is also one of the curators of the Bienal de São Paulo! The biennial i...
02/14/2020
The 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo explores ‘calls to resilience’

Ruth Estévez, the Rose’s Senior Curator-at-Large, is also one of the curators of the Bienal de São Paulo!

The biennial is now on view at the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo and explores ‘calls to resilience.’

The biennial launches this month with “kunsthalle-sized” exhibitions ahead of the main show in September

Today at 2:30 PM!Please join us for a performance of Dora García’s "On Reconciliation," a public reading of letters exch...
02/14/2020
On Reconciliation: A Reading of Letters Between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger

Today at 2:30 PM!

Please join us for a performance of Dora García’s "On Reconciliation," a public reading of letters exchanged by German philosophers Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger.

Featuring Dora García, Ruth Estévez, Samantha Hill, and Rajesh Sampath On the opening day of her Rose exhibition, please join us for a performance of Dora García’s On Reconciliation, a public reading of letters exchanged by German philosophers Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger. Arendt and Heid...

See you tonight from 6-9 PM for the Rose’s spring opening celebration! We can’t wait for you to toast with us AND experi...
02/13/2020

See you tonight from 6-9 PM for the Rose’s spring opening celebration!

We can’t wait for you to toast with us AND experience "Dora Garcia: Love with Obstacles” and “Yesterday’s Tomorrow.”

( Picture is a #TBT to a 1963 event at the Rose! ) '

Directions + parking here--> http://bit.ly/2RcAfvt

“...my childhood was filled with stories that marked the civil rights movement in this country. There was a collapse of ...
02/11/2020

“...my childhood was filled with stories that marked the civil rights movement in this country. There was a collapse of time that felt palpable. Roof shows us how far we have come since 1964 and we can talk about progress in policy, but justice, in theory and practice, is an incomplete justice.” - William Villalongo

On view now at the Rose Art Museum in collection exhibition “Yesterday’s Tomorrow.” bit.ly/2uQRo89

"Having this gem of a collection right on campus is really special. If you mention the museum to people in the art world...
02/10/2020
Working at a world class art museum, right on campus | BrandeisNOW

"Having this gem of a collection right on campus is really special. If you mention the museum to people in the art world, they know it. It's a unique place and I’ve learned so much here."
- Rose Art Museum curatorial intern Hannah Kressel '20

As museum curatorial interns, Emma Peters '20 and Hannah Kressel '20 have developed tours, tracked down information in the museum's archives and had front-row seats to see how exhibitions come together.

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02/10/2020
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The opportunity to get "real world" experience is right here on campus. Just ask Emma Peters '20 and Hannah Kressel '20 who are interns at Rose Art Museum.

"Dora García: Love with Obstacles" opens this week at the Rose! Join us for the opening celebration on Feb 13. RSVP now ...
02/10/2020

"Dora García: Love with Obstacles" opens this week at the Rose!

Join us for the opening celebration on Feb 13.
RSVP now --> http://bit.ly/2NwzON3

Now on view! "Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933–2018,” featuring Lorraine O’Grady, Adam Pe...
02/07/2020

Now on view! "Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933–2018,” featuring Lorraine O’Grady, Adam Pendleton, Kara Walker, Jack Whitten, Ellen Lesperance, Kiki Smith, Patti Smith, William Villalongo, Kara Walker, Mary Miss + many more.

Plan your trip today--> http://bit.ly/2uQRo89

Opening this Friday at the Rose Art Museum, "Yesterday's Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933–2018." In t...
02/05/2020

Opening this Friday at the Rose Art Museum, "Yesterday's Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933–2018." In this collection exhibition the past resurfaces and evolves in the expanding now.

Mark your calendar--> http://bit.ly/2uQRo89

Get a first look at "Dora García: Love with Obstacles" and experience the museum's exceptional holdings through "Yesterd...
02/05/2020

Get a first look at "Dora García: Love with Obstacles" and experience the museum's exceptional holdings through "Yesterday's Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933–2018" at our upcoming opening celebration on February 13 from 6-9 pm.

Find out more--> http://bit.ly/2NwzON3

This Friday! Meet artist Caroline Woolard at the Rose. Join us for an informal gathering with Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmu...
02/04/2020

This Friday! Meet artist Caroline Woolard at the Rose.

Join us for an informal gathering with Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Caroline Woolard, whose work is currently featured in "INDEX: The Meeting."

Free + open to the public! RSVP here --> http://bit.ly/36XWDAj

Happy 150th anniversary to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston!We are thrilled to have this work from our permanent collecti...
02/04/2020

Happy 150th anniversary to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston!

We are thrilled to have this work from our permanent collection on view in their fantastic exhibition "Hyman Bloom: Matters of Life and Death.” See it before it closes on Feb 23. #mfa150

We were thrilled to see artist and performer Christine Sun Kim performing “America the Beautiful” and the national anthe...
02/03/2020

We were thrilled to see artist and performer Christine Sun Kim performing “America the Beautiful” and the national anthem in American Sign Language alongside Demi Lovato at yesterday’s Super Bowl. Kim went on to say, "It was an act of both patriotism and protest. And it brought both joy and frustration.” We are delighted to have added these works by Christine Sum Kim to the Rose’s permanent collection this year. #christinesumkim

P.S. See Kim's work on view at MIT List Visual Arts Center in "Christine Sun Kim: Off the Charts" starting Feb 7!

Despite the diversity of these artists’ practices, a near-mystical devotion to the act of making and a desire to communi...
02/03/2020
11 Emerging Artists Redefining Abstract Painting

Despite the diversity of these artists’ practices, a near-mystical devotion to the act of making and a desire to communicate via symbols and hues unites them all.

A new generation of painters, all 40 years old or younger, are rethinking what we might call, for lack of a better term, abstraction.

Whatever the reasons—and they were complicated—the craft world’s hope for a broader embrace went unrequited.
02/03/2020
Why the Art World Is Embracing Craft

Whatever the reasons—and they were complicated—the craft world’s hope for a broader embrace went unrequited.

After decades of rejection, craft has been embraced by the contemporary art establishment—as two major museum presentations confirm.

Meet this year's incredible curatorial interns Emma Peters ‘20 and Hannah Kressel ’20. Supervised by the museum’s curato...
02/03/2020
Working at a world class art museum, right on campus | BrandeisNOW

Meet this year's incredible curatorial interns Emma Peters ‘20 and Hannah Kressel ’20. Supervised by the museum’s curatorial team, the interns are introduced to curatorial work, collection management, programs, archival projects, and other administrative museum operations.

Thank you Emma and Hannah for all of your hard work this year!

As museum curatorial interns, Emma Peters '20 and Hannah Kressel '20 have developed tours, tracked down information in the museum's archives and had front-row seats to see how exhibitions come together.

Precision illumination can draw out a work’s fine details without physical intervention, but some doubt it will ever rep...
01/31/2020
Light relief: could new lighting technology avert the need for restoration?

Precision illumination can draw out a work’s fine details without physical intervention, but some doubt it will ever replace traditional conservation.

Precision illumination can draw out a work’s fine details without physical intervention, but some doubt it will ever replace traditional conservation

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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

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(781) 736-3434

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The Rose Art Museum has been dedicated to collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art at Brandeis University since 1961. We are free, open to the public, and 20 minutes from downtown Boston. With its highly respected international collection, scholarly exhibitions, and multidisciplinary academic and public programs, the Rose affirms and advances the values of freedom of expression, global diversity, and social justice that are the hallmarks of Brandeis University.

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