Brandeis Sued to Block Sale of Any Art

July 28, 2009

Three members of the board of the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University are suing the university to block any plans to sell its world-class art collection, valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported. Plans by Brandeis to sell the collection set off widespread protests by artists and scholars, at Brandeis and elsewhere. The university says it is re-evaluating its plans, but many supporters of the museum are dubious. A lawyer for Brandeis told the Journal that the lawsuit was "frivolous and without merit" and that the university "has taken aggressive steps to protect its core educational mission."

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