Joyce Berger Cowin and the American Folk Art Museum

Written by Aksel Ritenis


At the entrance to the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan there is a dedication to the contribution of Joyce Berger Cowin, the Museum’s board member, who recently pledged $2 million to ensure its future.

“I always knew that when the time came and the Museum needed an angel, I would step forward,” Mrs. Cowin said about her gift. “I never wanted our collection to go into storage, which is what may have happened if we were acquired by a larger institution.

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Aksel Ritenis

Axel is the Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine "for the Finer Things in Life" and has been the custodian of the magazine for over 10 years and leader of a team of freelance Journalists and Community Members who continue to make it all happen!-Join the Team at Connoisseur Magazine!

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