Max and Sarah Cohn were loyal members of the New York Society of the AIA and readers of Archaeology magazine. They traveled often to Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Mesoamerica to satisfy their insatiable curiosity about the ancient past. Max Arthur Cohn was an artist and always brought home many drawings and watercolors of the sites they visited, many of which he worked up into larger oil paintings. It was through Max and Sarah’s interest that their daughter Jane developed her own archaeology “bug.” She pursued this passion through graduate school in Classical Archaeology and through a career of university teaching and service to the AIA. She has been a member of the Governing Board, served on many committees, and was President of the AIA from 2003 through 2006.
The Max Arthur Cohn and Sarah Waldstein Cohn Memorial Lecturer will speak at one Local Society annually. As a reflection of the Cohns’ broad interests, the topic is open to any field in archaeology.