The Rose Art Museum blossoms in 2020
Have you ever noticed the concrete building with a full glass front on the west side of the campus? Yes, that is our very own Rose Art Museum. It might look small from the outside, but the collection it presents is not shabby at all. It’s also within five to 10 minutes of walking distance from most of the residence halls, so you can always check out their exhibits, even in the middle of the winter.
Dora Garcia: Love with Obstacles
Feb 14 - May 17
Having her first solo exhibition in the United States, Spanish artist Dora Garcia prepared a variety of presentations that will be featured in “Love with Obstacles.” Famous for designing interactive projects based on the exhibition space, Garcia’s new show is nonetheless unique in that regard. The audience gets to enjoy the show not by simply walking around the museum, but experiencing it through a performance created by the artist and performed by individuals from the Brandeis community.
The show features some of her previous works and two new projects. “The Labyrinth of Female Freedom” discusses the methods practiced by feminist movements. “Amor Rojo” focuses on a Russian feminist author and activist whose work called for the rediscovery of the relationship between different genders. Garcia will also go through the extensive collections of the Rose Art Museum and select a series of works to be presented with her exhibitions.
March 21 - September 13
The INDEX series is an binary initiative housed in the Lee Gallery. It is intended to host a series of site-response exhibitions that stand both as individual projects and as a collection of experiments that can be cross-referenced by the audiences and artists.
As a continuation of “INDEX: Meeting,” which is currently installed at the museum, “INDEX: Host” will be screening films about immigration and climate change. Some may remember the earlier film exhibition “Liminal” by Maya Watanabe during the summer. Seeing a movie presented on the large-scale curtain is a great opportunity and a unique experience.
The opening celebration for the Rose’s Spring Exhibitions is on February 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by to check out their new exhibitions.
— Editor’s Note: Editor Hannah Kressel works at the Rose Art Museum and did not edit this article.