Friday, February 27, 2009

Status of the Rose

Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz sent around a list of "Frequently Asked Questions'' yesterday, and it included the following:

  • "The Rose is NOT going to close. The Board of Trustees voted to keep the Rose open as a teaching and exhibition gallery that is even more fully integrated into University life and the academic enterprise. A faculty-student-trustee committee is looking into ways to accomplish this goal. We envision a day when the Rose will host additional events, welcome more visitors from both on and off campus, and exhibit student and faculty art alongside some of the collection's notable works." (Just what Holland Cotter ordered up!)
  • "The Board of Trustees voted to authorize Brandeis to sell a limited number of pieces in the collection -- if the need arises in the future. Nothing will be sold into the currently depressed art market."