Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Rose is NOT Going to Close

Here is an update about The Rose Art Museum, at Brandeis University, as posted on on Friday, February 27, 2009:

Reinharz: Brandeis may face five years of shortfalls. Brandeis FAQ: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions".

Quoting from the most important question:

"Q. What is the situation involving the Rose Art Museum?

A. Unfortunately, there has been a great deal of misinformation circulating in the media regarding the Rose. The facts are: 

1. The Rose is NOT going to close. The Board of Trustees voted to keep the Rose open as a teaching and exhibition gallery that is even more fully integrated into University life and the academic enterprise. A faculty-student-trustee committee is looking into ways to accomplish this goal. We envision a day when the Rose will host additional events, welcome more visitors from both on and off campus, and exhibit student and faculty art alongside some of the collection's notable works. We are pleased to share the news that a donor recently stepped forward to help fund the continued operations of the museum." Read more.

Read what is being said elsewhere:

More damage control from Brandeis: Now it's the media's fault on February 27, 2009.

"Status of the Rose," on February 27, 2009.