Negative art news has plagued Boston in the last month, from the announced closing of the Rose, and the debate over the Four Point District, to the drama around Shepard Fairey and his exhibit at the ICA. Far from a true victory, Brandeis president Jehuda Reinharz announced that Brandeis may sell some of its art if necessary, “but I assure you other options will also be considered.”
This must be the work of hired the PR firm the university hired, paying $20,000 for two months, to handle the related media attention. Many see the presidents appology and recent announcement as inconsequential. Reinharz said that the goal would be to more fully integrate the museum into the university’s curriculum.
While the words appear encouraging, the museum director, Michael Rush has been given June 30 as his last day of employment.