Women's Studies Research Center

Kniznick Gallery

Colorful screens on the Epstein building

Leeza Meksin, Big Bounce, 2014. Installation view

A woman in a red dress holding flowers sitting under a tree.Lives Eliminated, Dreams Illuminated, September 7 to October 25, 2023 

Now viewing at the Kniznick Gallery, Lives Eliminated, Dreams Illuminated, an immersive exhibition of painting and music. Painter Lauren Bergman and composer Ella Milch-Sheriff honor young women and girls murdered in the Holocaust by using art to imagine the lives they might have led. Presented by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) in partnership with the Dr. David M. Milch Foundation.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 10 am-4 pm, Thursday: 10 am-8 pm, Friday-Sunday: 11 am-3 pm. 

Photo credit: Lauren Bergman, "She Dreams of Flowers", 2018, Oil on cradled panel, 18 by 14 in.

More information about Lives Eliminated, Dreams Illuminated and related HBI programming 


The Arts Program at the Women's Studies Research Center is home to the Kniznick Gallery (Est. 2001).

The Kniznick Gallery is committed to feminist exhibitions of artistic excellence that reflect the activities of the Women's Studies Research Center Scholars and engage communities within and beyond Brandeis University. The art on display is a vehicle through which the Center seeks to promote dialogue about important issues and address the ever-changing challenges related to women and gender.

The gallery is a partner of The Feminist Art Project — a national initiative, housed at Rutgers University, in conjunction with A.I.R. Gallery, ArtTable, CAA, Sackler Center for Feminist Art–Brooklyn Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Through the Flower and Women's Caucus for Art.