Monday, January 26, 2009

WOW: Rose Art Museum Shutting Down

The Boston Globe's Geoff Edgers and Peter Schworm are reporting tonight that "Brandeis University will close its Rose Art Museum and sell off a 6,000-object collection that includes work by such contemporary masters as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Nam June Paik." The doors will shut this summer.

More later on what will undoubtedly be a huge story, but for now I'll just quote Libby Ellis, from the email reproduced here last month: "My sense is that most people have no idea how bad things are out there today. The idea of ‘perpetuity’ itself may be under threat at this point."