:: BONUS ::
Gifts from Steven Scott
by Orin Zahra
Published in Women in the Arts Magazine
Excerpt: This year marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a moment to celebrate the pivotal support of longtime donors and friends. One such committed patron is Steven Scott, a member of the NMWA Advisory Board and Baltimore-based art historian and dealer. During the museum’s renovation, he has donated a number of significant artworks. Reflecting on his enduring relationship with the institution, he says, “I turned sixty years young this year and NMWA turns thirty-five. A perfect time to make my promised gifts of these highly important works by some of the most influential women artists of our time into outright gifts to the collection.”
Scott’s most recent gifts include a remarkable range of works on paper and photographs by artists Louise Bourgeois, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, Ana Mendieta, Cindy Sherman, Shahzia Sikander, Laurie Simmons, and Betty Woodman. In addition, Scott donated porcelain dinner and tea service sets designed by Sherman, as well as newly purchased prints and a sculpture by Alison Saar.