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Protests And Critics Abound In Reaction To Rose Art Museum's Closure

The turmoil continues over Brandeis University's decision to close its Rose Art Museum. More than hundred students and other protesters filled the museum yesterday in a protest against the university's decision. WBUR's Fred Thys reports.

The museum's director, Michael Rush, criticized the decision to close the museum.

MICHAEL RUSH: We think it is a big, big mistake that is going to have historical ramifications for the university.

Lois Foster, who has a wing of the museum named after her, and serves on its board, is talking about launching a campaign to stop contributions to Brandeis.

LOIS FOSTER: I can never give anything to Brandeis again. They can be sure that nobody on our board will. There's lots of things that we can do. They're playing with big donors.

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office is reviewing which paintings Brandeis can sell.

This program aired on January 30, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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