Art Is Work

Appendix A: Members of the Commission on the Arts

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Commission on the Arts

Commission Chairs

John Lithgow
Actor and Author

Deborah F. Rutter
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Natasha Trethewey
Northwestern University


Commission Members

Diane Ackerman
Author, Poet, and Naturalist

Elizabeth Alexander
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Maribel Alvarez
The University of Arizona

Rod Bigelow
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Terence Blanchard
Jazz Trumpeter and Composer

Mary Bordeaux
First Peoples Fund

Pam Breaux
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Jeffrey Brown
PBS NewsHour

Louise H. Bryson
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Francis Collins
National Institutes of Health

James Cuno
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Paul DiMaggio
New York University

Oskar Eustis
The Public Theater

Katherine Farley
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Theaster Gates Jr.
Rebuild Foundation

Paula Giddings
Smith College

Olivia Gude
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Nora Halpern
Americans for the Arts

Vicky Holt Takamine
Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilim

Maria Hummer-Tuttle
Hummer-Tuttle Foundation

Gish Jen

Brian Kisida
Truman School of Government and Public Affairs at University of Missouri

Angela LaPorte
University of Arkansas

Tania León
Composer and Conductor

Sonia Manzano
Actress and Author

Michael O’Bryan
The Village of Arts and Humanities

Felix Padrón
Arts Management Professional and Artist

Annise Parker
LGBTQ Victory Fund

Mwalim (Morgan James Peters)
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Victoria Rogers
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Jacqueline Stewart
The University of Chicago

Yancey Strickler

Steven Tepper
Arizona State University

Roberta Uno
Arts in a Changing America

Zannie Voss
Southern Methodist University National Center for Arts Research

Carrie Mae Weems

Damian Woetzel
The Juilliard School

Jay Xu
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Kevin Young
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Laura Zabel
Springboard for the Arts


Commission Staff

Allentza Michel
Mary Lyons
Tania Munz
Jessica Taylor
Robert Townsend
Susy Bielak
Paul Erickson
Gabriela Farrell