Monday, May 11, 2009

Tribute to Rose team tomorrow

Concerned faculty and students in collaboration with the Rose Art Museum Board of Overseers are gathering at the Brandeis museum from 2 to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 12, "to celebrate and reflect upon the extraordinary accomplishments of the Rose Art Museum team under the leadership of Michael Rush."

Where Brandeis is going with the Rose is unclear since school leaders announced in January that they would close the museum this summer and sell the collection. Current exhibits are scheduled to close on May 17. Rush, who is being forced out of his job as Rose director, and others are expected to leave the Rose at the end of June. But Brandeis administrators now say that exhibits from the Rose collection are scheduled for June and (tentatively) the fall.

Organizers of the public tribute say, "We also gather to discuss the future of the Museum; how can we work together to honor and carry on the remarkable legacies associated with this remarkable, precious institution?" Speakers are to include MIT List Visual Arts Center director Jane Farver, artists, and Brandeis students and faculty.

Previously: Brandeis to close Rose, sell art.


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