A transformational gift to the Permanent Collection

Maria Cox collected modern and contemporary art with her late husband, Donald, throughout their marriage, building an impressive selection of works by Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston, Joel Shapiro, Frank Stella, Keith Haring, Malcom Morley, Jasper Johns, and many more.

The ninety-eight objects in the entire Cox Collection include sixteen paintings, twenty-seven sculptures, fifty-two works on paper, one photograph, and two pieces of ephemera. Cox has also created The Donald and Maria Cox Fund by pledging a gift to help support research, conservation, access, and future growth of the Permanent Collection. Highlights include Mitchell’s 1986 painting Chord III, two paintings by Guston, a bronze sculpture by Shapiro, and Haring’s Two Dancing Figures sculpture.

The Cox Collection includes sixty artists previously not represented in MOCA’s Permanent Collection. This gift propels the Museum towards its goal of creating a high-quality collection with areas of distinction that will help define the institution regionally, nationally, and internationally.