Art in hard times: Brandeis set to shutter its museum

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Brandeis University has been hit hard by the economic downturn. The University’s endowment has dropped by 23 percent, staff positions are being slashed and scholarships are on the line. But an announcement by President Jehudah Reinharz that Brandeis will close its Rose Art Museum and sell off 6,000 works has sparked outrage. Is it a case of hard decisions for hard times or have Brandeis trustees gone too far? The Takeaway talks to Jonathan Lee, chairman of the board of overseers at Rose Art Museum.


Jonathan Lee


Noel King and Melissa Locker

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