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Hawk this gem? Unconscionable

The Rose Art Museum's jurisdiction extends across the whole of the 20th and 21st centuries. Museum director Michael Rush said, ''I've fallen in love with this collection.'' The Rose Art Museum's jurisdiction extends across the whole of the 20th and 21st centuries. Museum director Michael Rush said, ''I've fallen in love with this collection.'' (Rose Art Museum/Brandeis University)
By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / January 28, 2009

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WALTHAM - The decision to close the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and sell off its extraordinary collection smacks of panic. Panic, as everyone knows, is sometimes an appropriate response to reality. But usually it's not, and, either way, it's rarely edifying to watch. (Full article: 843 words)

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