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.”

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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!