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16 Sep 2014

Margaret Robson (1932–2014)

The American Folk Art Museum records with sadness the loss of Margaret Robson. Margaret was passionate about and collected works by self-taught artists. She served on the museum’s Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2007, bringing her distinguished record of public service and professional experience to the role. Margaret is remembered as a woman of strength, focus, elegance, and generosity. In addition to her position on the long-range planning committee, Margaret donated works of art to the collection and provided funding for major exhibitions. Chief among her contributions was the creation of the Henry Darger Study Center Fellowship, which enabled scholars to gain unprecedented access to this archival resource while working with museum staff in a program that lasted four weeks. The Board of Trustees and staff of the museum extend heartfelt sympathy to Margaret’s family and friends.

Image: Strange Fruits, Ulysses Davis (1913–1990), Savannah, Georgia, after 1968, paint on wood with glass, 19 x 9 x 9 in., American Folk Art Museum, gift of John and Margaret Robson, 2001.14.1. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

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