Golda and Meyer Marks Cobra Collection


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  • Golda and Meyer Marks had an insatiable passion for CoBrA, the avant-garde post-World War II art movement named for the primary cities of its origin, Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam. The adventuresome couple, long-time residents of Miami Beach, Florida, put together an extensive collection and assembled an archive with an eye to establishing NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale as the center for the exhibition and study of Cobra art in America. They embarked on their journey in 1962, made their first gift to the museum in 1978, and by 1989 had donated more than 1,500 works, the largest representation of this art movement in the United States.

    This monograph, published on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the museum’s founding, is the first comprehensive publication of the Marks collection, and includes essays by many notable Cobra experts and the couple’s daughter Linda Nathan Marks.


    Texts by Katja Weitering, Willemijn Stokvis, Karen Kurczynski, Renée Steenbergen, Linda Nathan Marks, and Brenda Zwart

    Fort Lauderdale, NSU Art Museum
    July 9 – September 10, 2017