Public Design Commission of the City of New York
Art Commission of the City of New York
Art Commission of the City of New York
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The Design Commission is composed of an architect, a landscape architect, a painter, a sculptor and three lay members, all of whom are nominated by the Fine Arts Federation (an arts consortium) and appointed by the Mayor. The Commission also includes a representative of the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library and the Mayor. All Commission members serve pro bono. The President and other officers of the Commission are elected by its members.

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Signe Nielsen, President, Landscape Architect
Philip E. Aarons, Vice President, Lay Member
Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos, The New York Public Library
Richard Moore, Brooklyn Museum
James Stewart Polshek, Architect
Paula Scher, Lay Member
Ethel Sheffer, Mayor's Representative
Ann G. Tenenbaum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mary Valverde, Sculptor
Hank Willis Thomas, Painter

Faith Rose, Executive Director
Keri Butler, Deputy Director
Grace Han, Director of Capital Projects
Tom Campbell, Senior Projects Manager
Julianna Monjeau, Manager of Archives & Special Collections
Aly DesRochers, Manager of Public Programs
Stephanie Berrios, Intern

See the complete list of Design Commission members from 1898 to the present
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