The Art of Corporate Collecting: A Panel Discussion with Bank of America, Capital One, and UBS



The Art of Corporate Collecting: A Panel Discussion with Bank of America, Capital One and UBS

Wednesday, February 7 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

$25 for non-member | $20 for members | Biggs Society: free

You may know that our feature exhibition The Wyeths: Three Generations features works from the Bank of America Collection, but did you know that with approximately 35,000 objects, Bank of America is considered to have one of the top 40 corporate art collections in the world?  In this panel discussion, you can learn how several prominent institutions built, manage, and share their collections – and what impressive artwork they contain. We are honored to have Jennifer Brown from Bank of America, Anne Fletcher from Capital One and Sari Cohen from UBS as our esteemed speakers. Their extensive knowledge and experience in corporate art collections will provide valuable perspectives on the intersection of art and business. The program will be moderated by Biggs Deputy Director, Sandra James, who was instrumental when the DuPont Company made donations from its art collection to three regional museums, including an important N.C. Wyeth, which is now part of the Brandywine Museum permanent collection.


Attendees are invited to enjoy beer and wine and light faire and encouraged to explore the exhibition prior to the talk. Doors open at 5:30. The program will begin at 6 PM.


Jennifer Brown

Art Curator

Bank of America

Jennifer Brown, Ph.D. has been Art Program Curator of the Bank of America Art Collection since 2019. In that role, she curates exhibitions as part of the Art in our Communities, a program through which Bank of America loans fully curated exhibitions to museums free of charge.

A specialist in modern and contemporary art, Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in museums, commercial galleries, academia and corporate art collections. She has held curatorial positions at museums, including the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she served as the Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellow.

Jennifer earned her Doctoral degree in the History of Art from New York University, her Master’s degree in the History of Modern Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California.


Anne Fletcher

Art Administrator

Capital One

Since 2002, Anne Fletcher has served as the Art Administrator for Capital One, where she creates inspiring spaces infused with art. Her passion is to make the connection between ART, CREATIVITY and INNOVATION for associates and visitors. Anne is responsible for the purchase and ongoing management of a permanent collection of more than 8,000 pieces of artwork. The program also includes an extensive rotating exhibition program and employee events that celebrate Diversity and demystify the creative process. Anne is a member of the Associate of Professional Art Advisors and ArtTable.

Anne has held leadership positions at local non-profits and arts organizations, serving as Chair of the Board for Tricycle Gardens from 2012-2016, and serving as a Commissioner on the City of Richmond Public Arts Commission from 2011-2021. She currently holds a board position with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

Prior to managing the Art Program, Anne was a Graphic Designer and Creative Team manager with Capital One’s Marketing Department. Early in her career, Anne taught middle and high school art in Henrico County and Richmond City Public schools and adult classes at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond. Anne earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, with a Painting Major and Communications Studies Minor, from Virginia Tech. She has a Master of Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.

In her free time, Anne continues to pursue her passion for art through ceramics, painting and photography, and her passion for urban agriculture in her own garden. She is a certified Integral Yoga teacher at the Integral Yoga Center of Richmond.


Sari N. Cohen

Regional Manager Americas and APAC, UBS Art Collection

Sari N. Cohen, Regional Manager Americas, and APAC, has been a member of the UBS Art Collection team since January 2016 and is based in New York. In her current role she participates in the development, activation and care of the UBS Art Collection. She is the global lead for art displays in UBS Lounges at UBS sponsored art fairs and is responsible for the selection and installation of artwork in the Americas Corporate Center and Branch Office network. She oversees the Collection teams based in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Previously Sari was the Collections Manager of the Art Program at Neuberger Berman/Lehman Brothers for almost 8 years and the Collections Manager of The Jewish Museum in New York for 5 years. She has also worked at several New York City galleries specializing in contemporary art. Sari received her MA in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and her BA from NYU as well.