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Brandeis University has formed a search committee to find a director for the Rose Art Museum. The Rose, without a director since Michael Rush’s contract expired last year, has been struggling to recover from the complicated and often-confusing attempt by the Brandeis administration to sell works from the museum’s collection to make up for the university’s budget woes. Those plans were put on hold but the situation is murky enough to have crushed plans to organize a pair of shows involving living artists.
Who is on the search committee?
It is chaired by Scott Edmiston, director of the Brandeis Office of the Arts, and also includes: Dan Feldman, Vice President for Planning and Capital Projects; Susan Lichtman, Associate Professor of Fine Arts; Biology professor John Lisman, Russian literature professor Robin Miller, Steven Reiner, chair of the Rose Board of Overseers and member of the Brandeis Board of Trustees; Fine arts associate professor Jonathan Unglaub; Michaele Whelan, vice provost for academic affairs.
In a release sent out today, Brandeis states that Roy Dawes, the Rose’s director of museum operations, will remain at the museum after a director is named.