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(November 8-9, 2010)
(Oct 19, 2010)
Graduate Student Conference March 2010
Battle Road Trail
Experimental Rose Museum Cell Phone Tour
Foreign Language Tour Event at the Rose
Learning through the Rose Art Museum
Anthropology Must Reads?
Guggenheim project trip to NYC
GBAC: Anthropology & Social Media
Photographs of the Disappeared
"I Sent my Message" exhibition
Should robots wear clothes?
(Slave Trade Memorial)
Classes during "Quarantine"
Rose Art Museum Collections
Nantucket African-American History Project
Chinese Cultural Studies
Obbini Tumbao Residency
Red Thread: Kumi Korf
William Gibson & Cultural Critique
Estate Sales as Cultural Practice
Art Law Forum
Waterfall Projection: My Hands Were Busy
Exhibition: History of the Rose Art Museum
Slavery and Universities
Practicing Place at Brandeis
Arresting Moments: Wonder and the Pedagogy of the Imagination
Saturn Dreaming of Mercury
Wearing our Culture project
(Waltham Family School)
Rose Museum Symposium
Rose Art Museum Crisis
Clothing and Children's Literature
New Media Space
Rose Museum Sit-in, 1/29/09
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Art and Human Rights
(Conversations on YouTube!!)
Art, Representation and Evolution
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Rose Museum Town Meeting
Graduate Student Conference March 2009
Sudanese Refugee Art Exhibition
Webisodes: Unpacking Ads
Jonglei State Cultural Production Center
Virtual Tel Aviv
South Sudan Women Project
Campaign 2008 Ads
"Making Culture" eSpaces
What is culture?
Japan: Gender Images
Prospect Hill Terrace
Rory Stewart's "The Places in Between"
Shubha Mudgal Residency
(Oct. 15-18, 2008)
"Beyond Witnessing" Series
Malek Village Reconstruction Project
Manitonquat visit (
April 9, 2008)
Mariyo Yagi Lecture
(March 26, 2008)
(Feb 14. 2008)
Pedagogy of the Imagination
Transitional Phenomena Working Group
Global Theory Group
Trauma: Theory and Experience course
Brandeis Website Discussion
Visualizing Science symposium
Mirrors of Science
Sexualities in Asia
Gender, Justice and Storytelling Workshop
Waltham Community Archives
Japan Studies Group
Japan Studies colloquium series
Intercultural Residency Series
MusicUnitesUs Lesson Plan Forum
African-American Bike Network
Community History Projects
Readings of Interest
Museums and Exhibitions
Surveillance and Privacy
Architecture and Memorial comments
HIV/AIDS and Cultural Form
Music and Concert Comments
Theater and Drama Comments
Culture, Digital Technology and the Internet
Cultural Production courses
Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies
Education and Cultural Production
Official Cultural Production website
Crisis at the Rose Art Museum
Documenting a Moment in History
This archival space is devoted to the cultural documentation of responses by students, artists, scholars and others to the announced closing of the Rose Art Museum and the anticipated sale of some or all of its works. The Rose closing is a significant event in the history of art and museums, and we seek to develop a historical record of campus, regional and international responses to this developing story. Please feel free to post your own commentaries by clicking the "discussion" tab above.
Letters and Documents
See President Reinharz's letter: Feb 5, 2009
Open Letter by President Reinharz by Brandeis Faculty
, 2/4/09, requesting a moratorium on closing the Rose (PDF format, updated periodically)
Open letter to President Reinharz by Brandeis faculty
requesting a one year minimum moratorium on closing the Rose Art Museum. 4/10/09, updated periodically
Upcoming Live Events
Town Meeting at the Rose Art Museum, on the proposed closing of the Museum. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The proceedings are up on YouTube at:
Darwin Day at the Rose.
Thursday, Feb. 12. 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Artist Steve Miller will present on "Art: An Endangered Species" showing his actual recent work, and discus the issue of the Rose. (The proceedings will go up on YouTube)
Past Live Events (most recent first)
Funerary walk for the Rose.
Thursday, February 5. Art Attack march from Rabb steps to the Rose from 7-10pm. Described on facebook at:
the Waltham Daily News Tribune>
ComeSeeArt.Student Art Action.
Friday, Jan. 30. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Shapiro campus center. A salon of solidarity, with low rez jpgs displayed of Rose collection works, to emphasize what is being lost.
Cultural Production "Teach-in" on The Rose situatio
n. Thursday, Jan. 29 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Shiffman 122.
Student "sit in" at the Rose.
Thursday, January 29. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Students and others made art in support of the Rose.
Broadcast on YouTube
Bryce Peake's slide show of this event
On Line Creative Works/Activist Sites
Save the Rose site.
Mark Auslander. Video commentary on the "ATM:Art Trumps Money" project. 2/17/09.
Speak Clearly: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose
On line petition against the closing of the Rose
YouTube: Brian Friedberg on the first Rose sit-in/student art action
Will Burnet. YouTube video on the Rose Closing.
Claire Mauro/Brian Friedberg
YouTube response to the Rose closing
(Claire's posting, in the discussion area above, with a sampled Reifenstahl-esque scene from The Lion King)
video commentary on student responses
blog posting on student responses
challenge for a YouTube memorial campaign
Endri Tolka '03, Taher Baderkhan '03, Vidian Tolka BA'01 MA '02)
Artistic Responses to the Crisis:
Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) auction "in support of Brandeis" PDF
The Rose as a Teaching and Learning Resource
Emily Mello report on the
Rose's educational programs
Mark Auslander, letter on
Cultural Production and the Rose Art Museum
Mark Auslander. V
isual essay on Kiki Smith's Lucy's Daughters
Press/Media coverage of interest
(starting with most recent)
Op-ed: Brandeis Officials need a lesson in art appreciation.
The Salem News. 2/22/09/
Hundreds seeks way to keep museum open
. Boston Globe, 2/11/09
PR Firm is a Waste of Resources
Jehuda Reinharz Spins the Rose
. Berkshire Fine Arts. 02/08/09
Uprooting the Rose
. Editorial. The Jewish Daily Forward. 2/4/09
Letters to the Editor.
New York Times. 2/7/09
Brandeis 'screwed up' in handling art museum fate
(update 2) Bloomberg, 2/6/09
Editorial: Backpedaling doesn't get you anywhere
. The Hoot. 2/6/09
Brandeis University's Art Museum May Survive as Teaching Center
. Chronicle of Higher Education.2/6/09
This week in fallacies: a new more transparent Brandeis?
Art Fag Journal.
Brandeis President: I acted too hastily.
WBUR interview. 2/6/09. (Boston.com version)
Brandeis President: I acted too hastily.
WBUR interview. 2/6/09 (WBUR site--real audio)
Brandeis' attempt to turn art into assets
. Time. 2/5/09
Funeral March Protests Closing of Rose Museum
. Daily News Tribune (Waltham) Feb. 5, 2009.
Good news; brandeis backpedals
. portfolio.com. 2/5/09
Why we should care about the arts
. Boston Globe. 2/5/2009
How Brandeis has changed the museum world forever.
portfolio.com. Feb 5, 2009
Susan Frudenheim. Brandeis: Selling Off or Selling Out?
The Jewish Journal. Feb. 4, 2009.
Brandeis' Wretched Museum Closure
. Forbes. Feb. 4, 2009
Long Road for the Rose
. ArtInfo. Feb. 3, 2009
The Next Casualty of America's Financial Crisis: Art
. Huffington Post. Feb. 3, 2009.
University may not sell full Rose art collection
. Justice (Brandeis) Feb. 3, 2009
Is the University's Art Museum Just a Rose to be Plucked?
Wall Street Journal, Feb. 3, 2009.
Waltham News Watch (YouTube). Chris Wrangler.
Rose Art closing.
Museum Directs Assails.. Boston
Globe. Feb. 2, 2009
Tufts Daily. Editorial.
Brandeis' cutbacks signal a larger problem.
Feb. 2, 2009
Shelly Esak Art History blog.
Statement by Fine Arts Departmen
t. Feb. 2, 2009.
New York Times editorial.
Art at Brandeis
. New York Times. Feb. 2, 2009
The Big Picture: Art students call museum closing a loss of identity
. Waltham Daily News Tribune. Feb. 2, 2009
Why Brandeis is Closing the Rose Art Museum
, Conde Nast portfolio.com Feb. 1, 2009
A Stark Statement of Priorities
. New York Times. Feb, 1, 2009.
Boston Globe. Feb. 1, 2009.
First Timers, Old Friends Visit Rose
Statement by Michael Rush
, Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum.
A Betrayal of Trust at Brandeis
(op-ed), Boston Globe, Feb. 1, 2009.
A Lesson for Brandeis: Include Your Students
. (op-ed), Boston Globe, January 31, 2009.
Students Rally for Brandeis Museum
. Boston Globe. January 30, 2009
A Crime Against the Arts.
Daily News Tribune. Jan. 30, 2009
How Deaccessioning Rules Doomed the Rose Art Museum
. portfolio.com Conde Nast. January 30, 2009
Boston Globe Editiorial:
War of the Rose.
January 30, 2009.
Students ordered not to protest the Rose Decision
. Jan. 30, 2009.
New England Journal of Aesthetic Research.
Brandeis' Liquidator in Chief.
Jan. 29, 2009
Q & A with Michael Rush
. Art Journal, Jan. 28, 2009
The Rape of the Rose
. St. Louis Post Dispatch. Jan. 29, 2009
Reaction to Brandeis' Proposal to Close Art Museum
. Jan. 28, 2009
Mass. Atty Genl to review pla
n. January 28, 2009
Museum Backers Seek Halt to Sell-off
. Boston Globe. Jan. 28, 2009
Sebastian Smee. Critic's Notebook:
Hawk this Gem? Unconscionable.
Boston Globe. op ed. Jan. 28, 2009.
Rose Museum Gallery
(digital slide show). January 28, 2009
[Comment: Note that this slide show pointedly starts with Adam McEwen's "Sorry We're Dead" painting.]
Chronicle of Higher Education, News Blog:
Upset Brandeis U Donors look for ways to keep art museum open
. January 28, 2009.
Ailing Brandeis will Shut Museum.
Boston Globe. Jan. 27, 2009.
Outcry over a plan to sell museum's holdings
. Jan 27. 2007
Brandeis to Close Rose Art Museum
. Daily News Tribune (Waltham) January 27, 2009
WGBH Greater Boston January 27
see video excerpt: "
Bradeis (sic) University closes the Rose Art Museum"
Brandeis to Sell School's Art Collectio
n. Boston Globe. Jan. 26, 2009
Earlier case (1991):
Brandeis Plan to Sell Art is Criticized
. Oct. 19, 1991
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