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About Public Art Fund


Board of Directors

Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman


Susan K. Freedman


Andrew R. Brownstein, Esq.

Vice President

Holly Lipton

Vice President

Jennifer New


Charles Short


Ai Weiwei

Farah Al Qasimi

Ellen Celli

Wendy Fisher

Sara Fitzmaurice

William Floyd

Jennifer Harris

Patricia E. Harris

Andrea Krantz

Linda Lennon

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Ronay Menschel

Ruthard C. Murphy

Douglas M. Polley

Allison Russo

Linda R. Safran

Karen Seymour

Patricia Silverstein

Michael Sternberg

Hank Willis Thomas

David Wine

Jenny Dixon


Lloyd Frank, Esq.


Barbara Joelson Fife


Erana Stennett


Billie Tsien



Nicholas BaumeArtistic & Executive Director

Rosa BledsoeFinance & Operations Associate

Seth CohenProject Manager

Daniel Finch Project Manager

Juan A. Franco RicardoExecutive Coordinator

Larry GiannechiniDirector of Project Management

Allison GlennSenior Curator

Nora Gomez-StraussDirector of Digital Strategies

Walsh HansenProject Manager

Kellie Honeycutt Deputy Director

Sara Jones Design Director

Sophie KaufmanDevelopment Manager, Special Events

Jessica KirshManager, Art Programs

Courtney Knights Development Director

Rashel PeddersenProject Manager

Cynthia Pringle Senior Manager, Finance & Human Resources

J. Fiona RaghebDirector, Art Programs

Mauro Schenone-UguetoDevelopment Associate

Katerina StathopoulouAssociate Curator

Allegra ThoresenCommunications Director


Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman , Chair of the Board of Directors

Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman is the Chair of Public Art Fund's Board of Directors. She is a native New Yorker and a passionate supporter of the arts who has served in leadership positions on non-profit boards for more than a decade, including as President Emerita and past Board Chair of the Children’s Museum of the Arts. She is an Arts Grants Panelist for the Washington Square Park Conservancy, as well as a member of the Friends of the Highline Council and the Parrish Art Museum Family Council. A graduate of Fordham Law School, she works as a Volunteer Lawyer for the Access to Justice program in Brooklyn Family Court and as Advisor to MomsforMomsNYC.

Susan K. Freedman , President

Susan K. Freedman has served as President of Public Art Fund since 1986. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Municipal Art Society and is the Vice Chair of the Board for the City Parks Foundation. Previously, Freedman served as Mayor Bloomberg’s Representative on the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Modern Art as well as on the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Advisory Committee. She has also served as a member of the Board of WNYC Radio, was a member of the Brown University President's Leadership Council, and was a jury member for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s World Trade Center Memorial Competition. Freedman has spoken at numerous conferences, contributed to myriad publications, and in 2005 was awarded Municipal Art Society’s Evangeline Blashfield Award.

Nicholas Baume , Artistic & Executive Director

Nicholas Baume is Artistic & Executive Director at Public Art Fund, which he joined in 2009. A native of Australia, his curatorial career began there with Kaldor Public Art Projects and later the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. He was Contemporary Curator at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, before moving to Boston to join the Institute of Contemporary Art as Chief Curator. Baume has curated dozens of exhibitions with a wide range of significant international artists at different stages of their careers. An author of several major exhibition catalogs, he is a frequent public speaker on contemporary art and has contributed essays and interviews to numerous publications.

As a non-profit organization, Public Art Fund relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to make extraordinary public art available and accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds—at absolutely no charge! Gifts at every level make a difference and are 100% tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting public art!

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