Saturday, March 21, 2009

More about the Rose Art Museum, and More

New updates about the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Read "Rose family denounces plan to close Brandeis museum," by Geoff Edgers on March 16, 2008, in the Boston Globe.

Quoting from the beginning of the article "In a public protest meant to put pressure on Brandeis University officials, fifty members of the Rose family today demanded the continued operation of the museum that bears their name and denounced plans to sell the art to pay its bills."

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"'Re–purposing' the museum is closing by another name,” read a statement signed by the family, which was scheduled to be read at a symposium at the museum tonight. “It would not be the Rose. Any other understanding of the university’s current plan is misinformation.  The administration wants to control money given to the Rose for museum purposes, to sell precious works of art, and to close the museum. We Object.”" Read more, and also the "Statement of Rose family members" (PDF).

Articles and Reviews

Read "Can Brandeis leaders be trusted?," "What is the Rose family saying?," and "Rose family objects to closing Rose museum," posted on March 16, 2009 on The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research.

Boston Art Dealers Association letter about the Rose, posted on March 19, 2009, also on The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research.

This is in New York, not Massachusetts where the Rose Art Museum is, but check out the article "Bill Seeks to Regulate Museums' Art Sales"by Robin Pogrebin on March 17, 2009 in The New York Times.

Then read "Overall, we would much prefer the New York legislature keeping its nose out of private sector business" on The Art Law Blog, on March 18th.