Barbara L. Gordon

Barbara L. Gordon

Barbara was born in Cleveland Ohio. She attended Cornell University where she majored in psychology and Art History. She got her JD from Case Western Reserve Law School. She was a litigator at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Washington DC, for ten years. After that she worked as an attorney at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Executive Office of the President under President Ronald Reagan, and the United States Trade Representatives Office under Carla Hills.

She has collected American Folk Art for the past 30 years. Her collection and accompanying catalog "A Shared Legacy, Folk Art in America" was exhibited at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City in 2014 and travelled for the next four years to art museums around the United States. She has served on the board of the American Folk Art Museum in NYC and the Levine School of Music in DC. She is married to Steve Cannon, cofounder of the law firm Constantine Cannon, and has two grown daughters Katy and Caroline Cannon.