Leonard Cohen Art Exhibit Commemorating His Life Coming to New York & San Francisco

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Leonard Cohen photographed in London, June 1974. 

An art exhibit themed around the multi-talented singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is headed to the Jewish Museum in New York City in April.   

Formerly housed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Quebec through April 12, A Crack in Everything includes a mix of work inspired by Cohen’s career, Cohen’s original drawings and a multimedia gallery that features covers by Sufjan Stevens, Julia Holter and Feist.   

Cohen approved the project prior to his passing, but his November 2016 death caused the creators to morph their exhibit. It debuted in Montreal on Sept. 11.   

“What began as an incredible, dizzying celebration full of admiration for this great Montrealer and planetary star then necessarily also morphed into a much more solemn and commemorative experience,” curator John Zeppetelli told the New York Times.  

Two floors of the Manhattan museum will house the exhibit from April 12 to Sept. 8. The show will later head to Copenhagen, Denmark, and return to the U.S. to occupy the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum from Sept. 17, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021.