There's been outrage throughout the art world. The Boston Globe had an article up almost immediately and has had a couple more since (use the search box at boston.com to find them all). The Times had a news story last week, and also an editorial in today's paper. ArtsJournal has a Q&A with Michael Rush, the Rose's director.
Times art critic Roberta Smith closes her article, published yesterday, with this zinger:
The message out of Brandeis University last week — to its own students and to the world — was that when the going gets tough, none of this matters. Art is dispensable.You bet. I've got an outraged letter of my own going to Brandeis in tomorrow's mail.