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Artist-in-residence holds "BARTER_STATION" on campus

“We are going to see the universe,” artist JJ PEET explained to the Justice on Friday night after he had successfully found a team of students with whom to complete his newest project “FIELD_WORK.” Standing under the bright lights of Chris Burden’s “Light of Reason” just before sunset, PEET (as he prefers to stylize his name) had just completed one of his “BARTER_STATIONS” on the Brandeis campus.

Q&A with producers of student-written “Quickies”

This week, justArts spoke with Emily Galloway ’18 and Halley Saul ’17, the producers of Brandeis Theater Ensemble’s annual show, “Quickies.” This year, the ten-minute play festival consists of nine mini-productions, all written and directed by undergraduate students.

Spring Exhibits in Greater Boston Area

Boston is home to an incredibly vast collection of museums. The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are among some of the most well-known, but dozens of smaller galleries and museum spaces also fill the greater Boston area — from our own Rose Art Museum to the Fuller Craft Museum to the Addison Gallery of American Art. As a student, it can be hard to justify the price of general admission for a museum visit but, luckily, museums realize this and cater to students. Many have student discounts — the MFA, for example, is completely free for Brandeis students — and many offer free college nights. So take advantage of your time in Boston and explore its fantastic, immense and eclectic arts scene. Here are a few exhibits opening this spring that are worth a visit.

Brief: Rose’s Lee Gallery dedicated to reflection on #Fordhall2015

The Rose Art Museum recently announced that it is dedicating its Mildrid S. Lee Gallery as a place to foster conversation about social issues.  The initiative was inspired by #FordHall2015, a twelve-day occupation of the Bernstein-Marcus Administration Building by students who were calling for expansion of racial diversity and inclusion on campus.  “The space was conceived as a place of reflection and dialogue, in which works ... might serve as catalysts for conversation about issues relating to cultural bias, race, and the intersection of art and activism,” said Chris Bedford, Henry and Lois Foster director and Assistant Curator Caitlin Rubin in an email to the Justice.  “The museum seeks to create a sustainable space and program that our community can rely on, in times of both peace and conflict.” The space will display pieces from the museum’s permanent collection, in keeping with the tradition of the Lee Gallery.  The museum’s newsletter states that the space will also be used for “teach-ins, workshops, and close looking sessions related to racial injustice and inequality.”  Currently on view are works by Al Loving, Melvin Edwards and Ellen Gallagher.  Bedford and Rubin say,  “We hope that this selection elicits some important questions, such as: what is the relationship between abstraction and the body?

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