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Breaking! Brandeis University Reaches a Settlement With The Rose Museum

by Paddy Johnson on June 30, 2011
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After threatening to close The Rose Museum in 2009 and sell its collection, Brandeis University will settle a lawsuit brought against them by Rose supporters Meryl Rose, Jonathan Lee, Lois Foster and Gerald Fineberg. The suit sought to protect the collection, which Brandeis announced they intended to sell as a means of offsetting severe financial straights. Brandeis announcement prompted a great outcry from the public and student population a like.

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The New Museum: Goodbye Rose, Hello Ghost Ship

by Clara Olshansky on August 1, 2013
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The New Museum’s façade is due for a makeover. On August 31st, the museum will take down Isa Genzken’s “Rose II”; that sculpture will be replaced, come October 2nd, with two large-scale works by Chris Burden, “Ghost Ship,” a remotely controlled ship, and “Two Small Skyscrapers,” which call to mind the twin towers. The sculptures will be unveiled in conjunction with “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures”, the museum’s major fall exhibition, and, as part of the museum’s Façade Sculpture Program, they will remain up for one year. These “two iconic works on the exterior of the Museum, […] will alter the visual landscape of Lower Manhattan.” While calling the works “iconic” before the public has even seen them is a little premature, they at least sound haunting.

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Brandeis to hire new Rose Museum director – The Boston Globe

by Art Fag City on September 21, 2010

Brandeis to hire new Rose Museum director – The Boston Globe – “If their intent is to have a real museum as opposed to a college art center, why did they get rid of all the people who worked there in the first place, and why did they let this museum run into the ground […]

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Rose Museum Suit Updates

by Art Fag City on September 18, 2009

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON Student protests over Brandeis University’s January email stating they would close The Rose Museum and sell its collection to bridge their budget shortfall. Remember way back in July when Culturegrrl told us the Rose Museum’s suit intended to prevent Brandeis University from selling its art, and keep the Rose a fully […]

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Rose Art Museum Board Sues Brandeis University

by Art Fag City on July 28, 2009

The interior of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in January. Photograph: NYTimes. The wait is over. Yesterday, the Rose Art Museum trustees filed a suit in Massachusetts State Court to halt closure of Brandeis University’s museum and the sale of masterpieces by Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg. The move had been […]

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The Rose Art Museum To Close Exhibitions May 17

by Art Fag City on May 15, 2009

The Rose Museum. Image via: The Boston Globe. In two days The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis will close their main exhibits, possibly for the last time.  Due to financial troubles, the University announced last January it would begin selling art from the museum’s prized collection, irrevocably tranforming the institution.  I’ve written a total of […]

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Paddy Johnson at The Guardian: What Next for the Beleaguered Rose Art Museum

by Art Fag City on May 5, 2009

Funding crisis … Visitors tour the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, January 2009. Photograph: Essdras M Suarez/AP I wrote a piece for The Guardian on The Rose Museum. The teaser below. Facing what has been described as a potential $79m (£52.5m) deficit over the next six years, a dwindling endowment and a near-exhausted […]

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Art Fag City at Art In America: Rose Art Museum’s Meryl Rose Speaks Out Against Brandeis Claims

by Art Fag City on April 24, 2009

The Rose Art Museum entrance I spoke to Meryl Rose, a member of the Rose Art Museum’s Board of Overseers and a relative of the original museum founders for Art in America yesterday. I’ve provided a clip from the interview below, but I recommend reading the whole piece. Rose closes with a fairly significant statement […]

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Systematic Dismantling of the Rose Art Museum Well Underway Even as Brandeis Claims Otherwise

by Art Fag City on April 23, 2009

The following headline quotes verbatim the title of an email I received from Schwartz Communications, Inc., the PR team now representing the Rose Family. I’ve pasted the press release highlighting the most relevant information after the jump, but to sum up the basic points: The Rose family was very clear about the integral role the […]

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UPDATED: Breaking! Rose Art Museum to Remain Open

by Art Fag City on April 17, 2009

Documentation of Brandeis Student's Rose Museum Intervention, February 10, Photograph Thomas Ahn This just in from Brandeis University: following intense public scrutiny, The Rose Art Museum will not close its doors and sell their collection, as it had announced late January. Like many institutions, the university was hit hard by the economic downturn, and severe […]

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