Viva the Rose

It’s such a shame. The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University plans to close it’s doors next month for good. Plagued by the financial crisis, the University hopes to sell off the Rose’s $350 million art collection. If this happens, it will be an absolute travesty. Last week we decided that we had to visit the Waltham museum before it is too late.

For its size, the museum has an incredible modern art collection. Favorites include works by Bruce Connors, Francesca Woodman, Robert Rauschenberg, John Giorno, Andy Warhol, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Hans Hofman, and Roy Lichtenstein.

Thankfully, the Rose family is fighting to keep the museum doors open to the public. This video aired last month. By no means is this controversy over. Nor is The Rose Art Museum alone in its fight for funds.

Support the arts and if you can, don’t miss the chance to visit the Rose.

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