Curator Conversations

Throughout the year during free, public presentations, Norton curators provide insight and context to exhibitions they have organized and art and artists they have studied and admire. 

ONLINE: George Cohen, Chicago Avant-Garde Artist: A Conversation with Paul Cohen

OCTOBER 30, 2020 / 7PM-8PM

Paul Cohen, son of artist George Cohen (1919-1999), discusses his father’s work with Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art and organizer of the exhibition George Cohen: Artist of the Chicago Avant-Garde. This exhibition celebrates collector Ellen Stern’s recent gift of five works by George Cohen, a leading figure in Chicago’s avant-garde art world. With Cosmo Campoli, Leon Golub, and June Leaf, Cohen organized annual “Momentum Exhibitions” that led critics to dub the group a “new Chicago School.” 



Detail of Loggia, 1962 by George Cohen (American, 1919-1999)

George Cohen (American, 1919-1999), Loggia, 1962 (detail)

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This program was made possible in part by the generosity of Florence Kahane Goodman, with additional support provided by the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.

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