Brandeis in Siena fuses studio art and art history into an unforgettable summer

Most students’ idea of a fun way to spend their summers is not going to summer school. The students in the Fine Arts Department’s Brandeis in Siena summer program, held at the Siena Art Institute, agree their experience was thoroughly enjoyable. It was the highlight of their summer. Curiously enough, though, attempting to describe the […]

Rose’s fall exhibitions promise powerful messages across many media

At the start of a new semester at Brandeis, you can expect to see a flush of fresh faces on campus, returning students catching up with one another and, at the Rose Art Museum, an exciting new display of visual arts to explore. The Rose’s Fall 2017 exhibitions are part of the most anticipated changes […]

Bay Faction and LuxDeluxe set groovy vibe in Stein concert

Even before the modest sports-bar-turned-concert-venue of the Stein was filled with the robust sounds of musical guests Bay Faction and LuxDeluxe, there were clusters of students smattered across the venue engaged in vibrant, excited chatter. While the first band, Bay Faction, set up its instruments and finalized its soundcheck, students welcomed both bands into a […]

‘Rise Up’ displays studio art majors’ variety of talents

Junior studio art majors’ wide range of media, content and talent is now on display in Spingold’s Dreitzer Gallery. The “Rise Up Exhibition” opened Wednesday, May 29 and is on view until April 27. Whether large or small, smooth or textured, acrylic or oil, the number of paintings prevail over all other media represented in […]

WSRC features art of Helène Aylon, contemporary Jewish feminist artist

The Women’s Studies Research Center Kniznick Gallery is now displaying the final installment of Helène Aylon’s 20-year series. Commissioned by Shula Reinharz Ph.D.’77 founder of the center, Aylon’s “Afterword: For the Children” is comprised of several wall installations and four separate digital videos projected onto a wall accompanied by sounds of rainfall emanating from an […]

‘We the Art. We the Vibez.’ unites talented artists

Students braved the frigid weather Friday night, March 10, to come together for art, music and community at Chum’s for “We the Art. We the Vibez.” The event highlighted musicians and visual artists from the Brandeis community and beyond—inviting two rappers from the greater Boston area to perform alongside Brandeis students. The doors opened at […]

Luxury Death’s ‘Glue’ a lo-fi genre gem worth a listen

From the start of the first track of Luxury Death’s newest EP, “Glue,” a sense of two beings is immediately recognized. An electric guitar begins the opening track, “Radiator Face,” in your right ear, and is then rounded off by the streamlined electric piano in the other: two distinct melodies on each side of the […]

Pottery Club carries on despite relocation

At the crux of the on-campus fine arts scene lies a club that seeks to combine community, creativity and, most importantly, clay. About three decades ago, the Pottery Club sprang up at Brandeis and is now led by president Marisa Rubel ’17. Although the club has technically existed since the early ’90s, Rubel explains that […]

Mid-Year Exhibition showcases senior artwork

Droves of art patrons filed into the Dreitzer Gallery of the Spingold Theater Center to admire the works of Brandeis students displayed at the Senior Mid-Year Exhibition on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Attendees were offered hors d’oeuvres, wine and the good company of students, faculty and other community members as they browsed the art. Just upon […]

MELA 2016 electrifies Levin Ballroom with beautiful decorations, performances, messages

Music, dancing and culture were on energetic display in Levin Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 19 as part of the Brandeis South Asian Students Association’s (SASA) annual charity show, MELA. The theme of this year’s show, which marked the 15th anniversary of the event, focused on Raahi, the Hindi word for “traveler.” This was further reinforced […]

‘12 Angry Jurors’ pays attention to the fine details

Twelve chairs, a table and a cracked window. That’s all there is to the set of this weekend’s performance to watch: “12 Angry Jurors,” directed by Rafi Diamond ’18 and presented by the Hillel Theater Group. This calculated, fast-paced drama questions the value we assign to justice if we truly wish to see it prevail, […]

‘She Kills Monsters’ tackles life and death in a profound storyline

Monsters lurked behind the curtains of the SCC Theater last weekend during Brandeis Ensemble Theater’s production of Qui Nguyen’s play, “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Rachel Josselsohn ’17. But although we meet monsters aplenty, and indeed they are often killed by a “she,” to characterize Nguyen’s reality-meets-fantasy play as simply a tale of violence and […]

‘Big Love’ cements itself as a lasting memory at Brandeis Theater

Despite the deluge of afternoon rain that kept most Brandeis students and others inside on Saturday, Oct. 22, a crowd of about 100 braved the weather to see the Brandeis Department of Theater Arts’ thoroughly entertaining production of Charles L. Mee’s play “Big Love,” directed by Rebecca Bradshaw. The production was held in the Laurie […]

Various Brandeis staff and faculty display hidden talent in JustArts exhibit

Many gathered by the doors of the Dreitzer Gallery in the Spingold Theater Center and anxiously awaited the JustArts Faculty/Staff Exhibition that opened at noon on Thursday, Oct. 13. Sponsored by the Office of the Arts, the Office of Human Resources and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the exhibition features a […]