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Updates on the Rose Art Museum for the coming semester

The Rose Art Museum, which sits “among the nation’s premier university museums,” plans to host several events in the coming weeks.


On Sept. 13, the museum will host its 2023 Fall Celebration in recognition of its most recent special exhibition, “Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain.”


According to the museum’s website, “The show, the artist’s first comprehensive museum survey, traces the Brandeis alumna’s artistic trajectory—from small-scale drawings produced upon her arrival in the United States in 2015 to recent monumental sculptures.” This exhibition is “curated by Dr. Gannit Ankori, Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator and Professor of Fine Arts and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University.”


Khosravi was born in Shahr-e Kord, Iran and currently works out of Stamford, Connecticut. Her work “mobilizes visual art as a vehicle for cultural transformation. She investigated the aesthetics of ancient Persian miniature paintings, which were originally used to illustrate folkloric texts.” She has “earned an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design after completing the studio art program at Brandeis University. Khosravi previously earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Tehran Azad University and an MFA in Illustration from the University of Tehran. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in solo exhibitions at Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH; Koenig Gallery, Berlin, DE; Stems Gallery, Brussels, BE; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; Carl Kostyal, London, UK; M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY; among others.”


In addition to “Black Rain,” the Rose is currently exhibiting “re: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum,” “Mark Dion: The Undisciplined Collector” and “Chris Burden: Light of Reason”


On Sept. 14, the museum will host a program called “Iran’s Women, Life, Freedom Movement: One Year Later.” This program, in collaboration with the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, will “ explore where the [Iranian Women, Life, Freedom] movement is today and its short-and long-term political, cultural, and economic impact.”

The museum has several other events planned throughout the semester, including “Making Time: Creative Writing Workshop for Adults” and “Parallel Lives: Women of the Iranian Diaspora.” Several of these events require registration, but all are free to attend.

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