Suzanne F. Cohen’s (1935–2018) extraordinary leadership and enduring support for the BMA touched every area of the Museum. In addition to chairing the Board and numerous Trustee committees, Cohen helped establish an endowment for free admission and funded many exhibitions, commissions, restorations, public programs, and gifts of art.
“For me, free admission is the capstone of my museum career,” Cohen said in 2016. “It synthesizes my passion for art and the meaningful place it can have in our lives with my personal commitment to social justice— the imperative that we share our wondrous Museum with all of our public all of the time.”
In conjunction with the fall 2021 Contemporary Wing reinstallation, this exhibition will showcase some of the most significant works Cohen collected, lived with, and donated to the BMA, as well as acquisitions she helped facilitate. Highlights include a major multi-panel painting by Ellsworth Kelly and works in various media by leading conceptual artist Mel Bochner, with whom Cohen shared an enduring friendship. Important works on paper by Bruce Nauman, Sol LeWitt, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Adam Pendleton, Marjetica Potrč, Robert Smithson, and others will be displayed in two five-month installations.
Wednesday, January 26 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 27 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, January 28 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, January 29 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 30 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 2 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, February 3 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, February 4 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 5 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 6 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 9 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
The Baltimore Museum of Art
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