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January 29, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Brandeis University students have called for a sit-in today to protest the school's decision to close a museum and sell 6,000 art pieces. The protest will begin at 1 p.m. on the campus in Waltham, Mass., said Rebecca Ulm, a sophomore and art history major. "It's a terrible shock and tragedy," she said. "They made a decision without consulting the student body and the faculty."
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November 12, 2013 | By David Ng
Chris Burden, the artist whose "Urban Light" outdoor installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has become a symbol of the city and who is the subject of a retrospective at the New Museum in New York, will be creating a large-scale work for the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. The university said that the new commissioned work will be titled "Light of Reason," and will feature antique Victorian lampposts and concrete benches that will form three branches in front of the museum's entrance.  The work is expected to be completed some time in 2014, according to the university.
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July 2, 2011
There's no question Michael Bay can crush giant robots. Now the "Transformers" director has flattened Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Though reviews for Bay's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" were scarcely glowing, they were nonetheless superior on average to the notices given Hanks and Roberts' "Larry Crowne," the romantic comedy that Hanks also directed and is opening this weekend against "Transformers. " According to two of the three most prominent movie review aggregation sites — Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic — the third "Transformers" film received better marks than "Larry Crowne" by a slim but consistent margin.
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July 2, 2011
There's no question Michael Bay can crush giant robots. Now the "Transformers" director has flattened Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Though reviews for Bay's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" were scarcely glowing, they were nonetheless superior on average to the notices given Hanks and Roberts' "Larry Crowne," the romantic comedy that Hanks also directed and is opening this weekend against "Transformers. " According to two of the three most prominent movie review aggregation sites — Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic — the third "Transformers" film received better marks than "Larry Crowne" by a slim but consistent margin.
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November 12, 2013 | By David Ng
Chris Burden, the artist whose "Urban Light" outdoor installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has become a symbol of the city and who is the subject of a retrospective at the New Museum in New York, will be creating a large-scale work for the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. The university said that the new commissioned work will be titled "Light of Reason," and will feature antique Victorian lampposts and concrete benches that will form three branches in front of the museum's entrance.  The work is expected to be completed some time in 2014, according to the university.
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January 28, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Brandeis University, anticipating a budget deficit of more than $10 million over five years, voted to close its art museum and sell a collection that includes pieces by Andy Warhol and Willem de Kooning. The 49-year-old Rose Art Museum will close this year and seek buyers for about 6,000 pieces, Dennis Nealon, a spokesman for the Waltham, Mass., school, said Tuesday. The collection was appraised at about $350 million in 2007 by the university, said Michael Rush, the museum's director.
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May 13, 2000
Stanley Boxer, 73, veteran New York artist often called a "sculptor of paint" for his thickly brushed abstract paintings. Boxer drew obsessively as a child growing up in New York, often sketching the cowboys and Indians he saw in movies. He entered the Navy at 16 to fight in World War II. After the war, his older brother encouraged him to apply to the Art Students League, where an instructor told him he had talent and ought to start taking classes immediately.
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March 14, 2009 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, ART CRITIC
When a snowstorm barreled into the Boston area early last week, Brandeis University's imperiled Rose Art Museum had to postpone an all-star literary symposium being convened to analyze the school's headline-making decision to shutter the museum and sell all or part of its modern and contemporary art collection. Now that warmer weather has brought at least a momentary thaw (and plenty of slush), the symposium, "Preserving Trust: Art and the Art Museum Amidst Financial Crisis," has been rescheduled for Monday.
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November 12, 2013 | By David Ng
John Kenneth Tavener, the renowned British composer whose spiritual, religious-inspired music drew a diverse fan base that included the Beatles and Prince Charles, has died at age 69. Tavener died Tuesday at his home in Dorset, England, said his publisher, Chester Music. No cause of death was given, but Tavener had been living with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that contributed to his unusual height -- he stood 6 feet, 6 inches tall -- and also weakened his heart. PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2013 Tavener's ambitious pieces featured orchestral and choir compositions that were both haunting and emotional in nature.
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January 29, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Brandeis University students have called for a sit-in today to protest the school's decision to close a museum and sell 6,000 art pieces. The protest will begin at 1 p.m. on the campus in Waltham, Mass., said Rebecca Ulm, a sophomore and art history major. "It's a terrible shock and tragedy," she said. "They made a decision without consulting the student body and the faculty."
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