SOLLINS--Susan. The family of Susan Sollins mourns the sudden death on October 13, 2014, of our beloved sister, aunt, and sister-in-law. She has left us with countless memories of a life well lived, filled with laughter and love. Susan conveyed her lifelong passion for the visual arts to all those who knew her, so that all of us from closest family to dearest friends and a constantly growing circle of colleagues and collaborators shared in the joys and discoveries of her ever-curious and inquiring eye for beauty, brilliance, and meaning in art. Above all, Susan cherished her family her mother and father, the late Sonya and Irving Sollins; her husband, the late Earle Brown; her brother and sister-in-law, James Sollins and Louise Eliasof; her sister, Marybeth Sollins; and her nephews and nieces-in-law and their children Andrew Farnsworth and Patricia Ryan, and Aja; Stephen Sollins and Rachel Devlin, and Jonah and Cady. At the time of her death, Susan was the Executive Director of ART21, Inc., and Producer, Director, and Curator of the groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning documentary television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century, broadcast nationwide on PBS and now in its seventh season. Her feature-length film, William Kentridge: Anything is Possible, also received a Peabody Award. Susan was the co-founder, with the late Nina Sundell, of Independent Curators Incorporated (ICI), now Independent Curators International, and was its Executive Director Emerita. She also served on the boards of the MacDowell Colony, the CBG Foundation, and at the time of her death was President of the Earle Brown Music Foundation. We will honor and celebrate Susan at a memorial gathering, which has not yet been scheduled. Contributions to ART21, 133 W. 25th St. #3E, NY, NY 10001, are welcomed.
Published in New York Times on Oct. 19, 2014.