Founding%20member%20of%20the%20Contemporary%20Arts%20Center%20Peggy%20Crawford%20remembered

With gratitude and appreciation, the Contemporary Arts Center marks the groundbreaking contributions of its last living founder Peggy Frank Crawford who died April 18, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contemporary Arts Center Director Raphaela Platow fondly recalled the impact that Peggy Crawford made on so many, ”Mrs. Crawford’s life is an inspiration to me. As a young woman she was one of the three women founders of the Contemporary Arts Center (called Modern Art Society at the time), an institution she initiated, against all odds, in a moment in time when the Great Depression was still shaking the world and the Second World War was about to erupt. It is so easy not to do something, to shy away from a great idea because of the many obstacles and hurdles in the way, a lack of resources, or fear of failure. But Peggy Crawford and her two companion co-founders

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