According to today’s New York Times article (See Nathan’s post below), world-renowned contemporary painter and printmaker Jasper Johns has spoken out about the Rose’s closing.

Johns said on Tuesday, “I find it astonishing. I’ve never heard anything like it.”


Johns is only one of the revolutionary artists cherished at the Rose, including Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Joan Miro, and Roy Lichtenstein.

3 comments on “Jasper Johns is Watching!”

  1. Loki Says:

    He has not specifically spoken out against the closing of the Rose – just that he finds it astonishing. Lets make that clear.

    And what, precisely, is our side? I love the Rose as much as anyone, but I am not completely committed to keeping it, at any cost. We don’t need dichotomies of us v. them!

  2. Brandeis — Liberal Arts Without the Art « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] Reinharz is meeting with students Wednesday. Jasper Johns knows about the Rose Museum and he is pissed. As of this writing, the “Concerned Alumni” online petition In Opposition to the […]

  3. Liza Says:

    You’re right Alex, that heading was unnecessarily polemical, so I’ve changed it. Thanks!