For those of you who haven't been following this story in the news, last week Brandeis University announced its decision to close its beloved Rose Art Museum and sell off all of the pieces in the collection to make up their financial loss of about 25% of their endowment.
While we have been doing all we can to make our voices heard, it looks like this decision really might not change, and the University will loose a major asset, not just one that benefits the Fine Arts Department, but all students and the Boston community at large. For 48 years the Rose represented a true commitment to liberal arts education at Brandeis, one that "affirms the principle that knowledge of the past informs an understanding of the present and provides the critical foundation for shaping the future." - Mission Statement of The Rose Art Museum, 1961
Here are links to some recent coverage in the NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, etc.
(special thanks to Roberta Smith for an excellent article!)
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