A view of a gallery at the Rose Art Museum (via brandeis.edu/rose)

New England Journal of Aesthetic Research reports that Brandeis University in suburban Boston is pledging not to sell any art from its renowned Brandeis Rose Art Museum, after ex-president Jehuda Reinharz attempted to close the museum and sell its collection in 2009. The blog writes:

“From a legal point of view, they agree not to sell the art. They have no intention to sell the art,” says Jonathan Lee, who with Meryl Rose and Lois Foster sued the school in July 2009 to halt Brandeis administrators’ plan, announced that January, to close the museum and sell its collection as the Waltham school faced financial problems.

The change in policy comes as a result of a change in Brandeis University administration; Reinharz and others have left the school since the Rose Museum conflict. See the full article here.

Kyle Chayka was senior editor at Hyperallergic. He is a cultural critic based in Brooklyn and has contributed to publications including ARTINFO, ARTnews, Modern Painters, LA Weekly, Kill Screen, Creators...