Thelma Golden and Steve Buscemi Join NYC Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission

It's a stellar list.

Thelma Golden: Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Steve Buscemi== The Wooster Group 2015 Benefit== 33 Wooster Street, NYC== October 5, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Presley Ann / ==

Steve Buscemi,The Wooster Group 2015 Benefit,33 Wooster Street, NYC (October 5, 2015).
Image: ©Patrick McMullan, Photo – Presley Ann /

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced 16 new appointments to the Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, in addition to four honorary members. This marks the creation of a new CAAC: those designated will work with five returning members to counsel the Mayor and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl on issues affecting NYC’s cultural community.

Celebrated actor, director, and writer Steve Buscemi, artist Fred Wilson, Phillips senior advisor Arnold Lehman,  and Studio Museum director Thelma Golden will join the committee, along with returning member Agnes Gund—President Emerita of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and member of the Board of Trustees of the National Council on the Arts in DC.

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito noted in a statement announcing the appointments that “these individuals represent the great talent and diversity of New York’s arts and culture community” and she hopes they serve to make “New York friendlier and more accessible” for residents and visitors.

See the list of the new, returning, and honorary appointments below:

Susana Torruella Leval

Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas

Candice Anderson

Steve Buscemi

Dr. Valerie Capers

Gabri Christa

Thelma Golden

Lane Harwell

Jane Steiner Hoffman

Kemi Ilesanmi

Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer

Simi Linton

Arnold Lehman

Aedin Moloney

Prerana Reddy

Dr. Cristián Samper

Kellie Terry

Fred Wilson

Alan Fishman

Agnes Gund

Raymond J. McGuire

Robert Soros

Judith Rubin

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