Marjorie B. (Jerry) Cohn is the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Emerita, at the Harvard Art Museums /Fogg Art Museum. Over the course of her career at the museums she was also the Lynn and Philip A. Straus Conservator of Works of Art on Paper and the Acting Director.

DocArt Trauma: Eric Avery’s AIDS Works

Eric Avery, Blood Test (1986), molded paper woodcut, 48 x 16 inches. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA. Purchased with the gift of Sue Reed, class of 1958. Courtesy of the artist.

A forearm is stretched full length, veins up. The fist is clenched, a cord knotted around the lower bicep. We’ve all been there—when our blood is taken or, in a different human context, when we give blood—but not everyone has felt the intensity of fear …Read More