Rose Art Museum gains five new board members
The Rose Art Museum announced that five new members will be joining its Board of Advisors in a May 12 press release. The new members include Lazar Fruchter, Prof. Anita Hill (Heller), Cynthia Reed, Rivka Saker and Carey Schwartz ’87.
According to the museum’s Board of Advisory Guidelines, the Board of Advisors for the museum will eventually consist of 40 members who will be appointed on a rotating basis.
The University president and provost approve the appointments of members who are recommended by the director of the museum.
Hill, who has been on faculty at the University since 1998, teaches Social Policy, Law and Women’s Studies. She was also awarded the title of University Professor in April. In the fall, Hill spoke at the Rose in dialogue with artist Mark Bradford about his exhibit on view at the museum, Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters, and about the African American realm of modern art.
Fruchter, on the board of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, pioneered a joint endeavor between the museum and the Rose in 2014—the Chami Fruchter Video Prize. The prize, which is named after Fruchter’s wife, will be awarded to an outstanding Israeli video artist once every two years. The Fruchters are parents of a Brandeis graduate as well as of a current student.
Schwartz currently works as an editor, but she is also an art collector and, in 2008, donated a collection of photographs to the Rose. Schwartz designated the photographs to be displayed in public spaces; this past semester, they were on view in the exhibit Disrupted Spaces in the Mezzanine of the Farber Library. The exhibit will close tomorrow.
Reed currently serves on the board of Le Laboratoire in Cambridge, a studio that bridges art and science. Reed is also on the Council of the Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also served as a trustee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 2004 to 2011.
Saker, a philanthropist and art collector, founded Artis in 2004, a non-profit that seeks to expand the opportunities for Israeli artists to go overseas. She also serves as a chairman of Sotheby’s, Israel—the Israeli sector of an international art auction that sells the work of young artists.
Bedford did not respond to requests for comment by press time.