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Jennifer R. Cohen

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Jennifer Cohen is is director of curatorial affairs at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Previously she was curator of provenance and research at the Art Institute, specializing in modern art and the historical avant-garde and working broadly to explore ownership histories with each of the museum’s eleven curatorial departments. Her exhibitions and publications have addressed Surrealism and its legacies, from collectively authored shop windows in World War II-era New York to Ray Johnson’s use of buttons as material and motif in the 1960s. Favorite projects at the Art institute include the exhibitions Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938; Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century; Ray Johnson c/o; c/o Tender Buttons; and Salvador Dalí: The Image Disappears. Cohen holds a BA and an MA from Cornell University and a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago. As a graduate student, she served as a Mellon Curatorial Research Fellow in the Department of Photography at the Art Institute, a William H. Truettner Fellow at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and a Dedalus Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Archives of American Art.

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