Photos: A sample of what’s on display at the Rose Art Museum this fall

Photos: A sample of what’s on display at the Rose Art Museum this fall

Annette Lemieux, “Left Right Left Right,” 1995. 108 x 192 x 24 in. (274.32 x 487.68 x 60.96 cm), 30 photolithographs on museum board, wood poles, screws. Installation view from “Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933–2018,” at the Rose Art Museum, 2020. Charles Mayer Photography.

By Jarret BencksOct. 2, 2020

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis is now open to the university community, featuring an exhibition of works from artist Dora García and some of the most recent acquisitions from the museum’s collection.

The museum re-opened on Sept. 30, but only to Brandeis students, faculty and staff in entry time slots that require pre-registration. At this time, the Rose – and the Brandeis campus – is not open to outside visitors.

Along with limiting access to the university community, the museum has implemented a robust cleaning schedule and established designated pathways in the galleries as health safety measures. As with other indoor spaces on campus, museum patrons must wear masks and practice social distancing.

The museum features two exhibitions:

“Love with Obstacles” is Spanish artist Dora García’s first solo exhibition in the United States. It focuses on her work of recent years to open new platforms of analysis, reflection, and visibility. Through a practice that prioritizes the use of performance in a participative manner, García transforms the Lois Foster Gallery into a living platform to investigate the relationship between audience, architecture, and artistic work.

“Yesterday’s Tomorrow” features works from the Rose’s collection from 1933 to 2018. More than half of the works on view are new gifts and recent acquisitions that have never before been exhibited within a Rose exhibition, including artworks by Nicole Eisenman, Joy Episalla, Ulrich Horndash, Ellen Lesperance, Patti Smith, William Villalongo, and Jack Whitten.

The museum is also hosting a series of virtual programs this fall, including:

“Love with Obstacles (Amor Rojo)”: Book Launch + Conversation
October 14, 1 p.m.
A virtual book launch of Dora García’s “Love with Obstacles” and a conversation exploring the rich legacy of Alexandra Kollantai.

Close Looking: Annette Lemieux, “Left Right Left Right,” 1995
October 22, 3:30 p.m.
In this session, Muna Guvenc (Fine Arts) and Sheida Soleimani (Fine Arts) will discuss “Left Right Left Right” by Annette Lemieux on view at the Rose.

Artist Talk: Ellen Lesperance
October 29, 1 p.m.
Join artist Ellen Lesperance for a talk about her practice, the use of knitwear as a radical form of “creative direct action,” and her work currently on view in the exhibition “Yesterday’s Tomorrow.”

Close Looking: Adam Pendleton, “Larry Hinton (white),” 2012
November 12, 12 p.m.
In this Close Looking session, professors Isaiah Wooden and Elizabeth Bradfield  will discuss Adam Pendleton’s “Larry Hinton (white)” (2012).

More information about the events can be found on the Rose’s website.