On Monday Brandeis University decided to pay off debts they say are caused by the recession by closing the Rose Museum, and selling its collection. Many call it one of the most important collections of postwar art in New England.
The art community was shocked. In just a few days a Facebook group called “Save the Rose Art Museum” had 4,671 members and it urged them to do a sit in protest at the museum today and a performance on Friday.
Another social networking site, PAM: Perpetual Art Machine is launching a “not for sale” protest in which it urges all its members to start sending artwork addressed to the office of Jehudah Reinharz, President of Brandeis.
The art will include NOT FOR SALE on the front or back of the piece.
Photo by Boston Photographer Erik Jacobs