Those of in the arts are well aware of the effect our current economy is having on the art world.  One of the more recent downfalls includes the sale of works from museum collections. When the institutions we rely on to collect and protect our art history started to auction off their collections in order to stay afloat, many of us were shocked and outraged. But what is one to do?
In the great tradition of protest art, members of the Perpetual Art Machine (PAM) have started an artistic protest in response to the latest announcement in the Boston Globe that “Brandeis University will close its Rose Art Museum and sell off a 6,000-object collection that includes work by such contemporary masters as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Nam June Paik.”  You can find out more about the sale by reading the Q&A with the Rose Art Museum’s Director Micheal Rush online at Arts Journal.
You too can participate in this protest if you are an artist. Just join PAM and take action. Here are their directions on how to participate…
not for sale
Protest the selling of art by Brandeis.
What makes a University if there is no culture?
Make a difference and help keep the collection together.

email your displeasure to the President Jehuda Reinharz:

Send your letters here:
Office of the President | Irving Enclave 113, MS 100 | 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453 | (781) 736-3001

Let’s stop the liquidation of artwork before it disappears!

Starting this week we also urge all members of PAM to start sending artwork addressed to the office of Jehudah Reinharz, President of Brandeis.

Please make sure to not include anything malicious or crass, it is important to be on the right side of this argument. Make sure to include NOT FOR SALE on the front or back of the piece.

I have started a flickr group with the same name as this one in order for us to document and share the art we are sending to the office.

The goal of the project is to demonstrate the power of art. Yes, art can be made into a commodity, but artist can also protest this. Let our voices be heard on the displeasure of Mr. Reinharz’s decision to eliminate art from Brandeis.

Also if you are on facebook join the Artists Against Brandeis Art Liquidation Group.


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