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AICA Statement

The outstanding examples of postwar art in the Rose Art Museum highlight cultural achievement and make this a premier teaching collection.  Contrary to the flawed and shortsighted thinking of the Brandeis University trustees, the collection actually reinforces the university's educational and research missions and indeed serves as a highly visible ambassador for the institution.

The Brandeis proposal to sell the art is a flagrant abuse and violates the intentions of those who made the collection possible.  Their purpose was to have the art publicly available and to have it placed in the context of its creative moment.

Phyllis Braff
Marek Bartelik
Co-Presidents, International Association of Art Critics
United States Section