As BAC’s newly appointed Executive Director, Charlotte Cohen brings with her over 25 years of experience in the arts. Before coming to Brooklyn Arts Council, she served as Fine Arts Officer at the U.S. General Services Administration where she oversaw the federal government’s Fine Arts Collection in the Northeast and Caribbean region.
Previously, she was director of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program managing the commissioning and installation of dozens of public art projects across the five boroughs, working closely with artists in all stages of their careers and from across the globe. She also served as project director at the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service and program director and curator at Maryland Art Place, a contemporary art center in Baltimore, Maryland.
A third-generation Brooklynite, Charlotte is deeply committed to promoting and expanding access to the arts and improving public spaces throughout the borough. She has served on the boards of a range of local, national, and international cultural non-profit organizations and has lectured nationally and internationally on issues surrounding contemporary and public art. She is a faculty member at the School of Visual Art’s Masters Program in Curatorial Practice and is on the editorial board of Public Art Dialogue Journal.