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WALTHAM, Mass. – This winter, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis will present more than 50 artists representing the extraordinary diversity of the Rose collection and emerging talents – several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in a U.S. museum. In the Lois Foster Wing, critic/curator Dominique Nahas and artist Margaret Evangeline will curate "Empires and Environments," an exhibition featuring several works from the Rose collection exhibited with new work from emerging artists. This exhibition continues the Rose's recent emphasis on exploring its collection of more than 6,000 pieces. The aim of the exhibition is to create and unveil surprising correspondences between images and forms from the old and the new. "Empires and Environments" proposes to address the interface of environments, (psychological, natural, and cultural) with drives that entail the structuring of "empires" in symbolic, imaginary, and real terms. Artists from the Rose collection include Andy Warhol, Max Beckman, Bryan Hunt, Elizabeth Murray, Florine Stettheimer, Eduoard Boubat, R.B. Kitaj, Ross Bleckner, and Jackson Pollock. Joing them will be Rudd Van Empel, John Powers, Nathalie Frank, Kate Gilmore, Kris Lukomski, Wayne Gonzales, Nicole Cherubini, Michael Combs, F:T Architecture, Joan Mitchell, Karl Klingbiel, Tonya Ingersoll, among others.