Fire Sale at the Rose Art Museum

February 1, 2009 at 3:54 am Leave a comment

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University will be closing its doors. According to the Boston Globe:

Rocked by a budget crisis, Brandeis University will close its Rose Art Museum and sell off a 6,000-object collection that includes work by such contemporary masters as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Nam June Paik.

The phrase “cutting the arts” isn’t nearly descriptive enough. I think “erasing” is a better word.
Here’s the Globe to the January 26, 2009 article by Jacob Berkman

The director, Michael Rush has curated some amazing new media and multidisciplinary exhibits as writing books on New Media In Art. He has written a response letter to the closing of the museum, and here is a quote:

“Art cannot be treated as a liquid asset. Seeking a solution to dire financial difficulties by selling precious art that was given (or bought) in the deepest trust between donors and the university (via the museum) is an aberration. History will record this as a desperate action that flies in the face of all intellectual and ethical standards. ”

You can sign a petition sponsored by “Concerned Alumni of Brandeis” at

Also of note: the museum is open until April 4, 2009. For more info, here are visiting hours and information:

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Noon to 5pm
Thursday Noon to 8pm
Friday Noon to 5pm
Saturday Noon to 5pm
Sunday Noon to 5pm


Entry to the museum is free for members, senior citizens, children under 12, present and former students of Brandeis, and all other students with a valid I.D. For all other guests there is $3 fee.

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