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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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Today in Rose Art Museum News

by Art Fag City on February 11, 2009

Documentation of Brandeis Student’s Rose Museum Intervention, Photograph Thomas Ahn Two weeks after Brandeis University announces it will sell the Rose Art Museum collection due to a budget short fall, news continues to pour in.  Two highlights amongst many: The Boston Globe has a good summary of The Town Hall meeting held by The Rose […]

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COMESEEART: A Student Protest Against Shuttering The Rose Art Museum

by Art Fag City on January 30, 2009

Brandeis Students aren’t buying Jehuda Reinharz’ assertion that the University “is not lessening its commitment to the creative and visual arts.”  even if they receive a fine arts teaching center with studio space and an exhibition space out of the sale.  I can’t say I blame them.   Cheap studios will be easy to locate in […]

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More on The Rose Art Museum

by Art Fag City on January 29, 2009

Matthew Barney, Cremaster 3, production still Two quotes from the day on the subject of shuttering The Rose Art Museum: John Lisman, a biology professor working at Brandeis for over 30 years told the globe this morning, “To give away a family heirloom is a really painful thing,” he said yesterday. “But the overall question […]

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Brandeis University to Close Rose Art Museum

by Art Fag City on January 27, 2009

Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds. Image via: The Rose Museum In the name of economic hardship Brandeis University announced Monday it will close its Rose Art Museum and sell off its collection. An internationally renown museum, the 8,000 object collection includes work by such contemporary stars as Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney, and Nan Goldin, […]

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