Public Art Fund has announced the appointment of artist Hank Willis Thomas to its board of directors. Thomas, whose solo exhibition “The Truth Is I See You” was presented by Public Art Fund in Downtown Brooklyn last year, will join an international group of philanthropists and artists who support Public Art Fund’s mission to present free art experiences to a broad NYC public.
Nicholas Baume, Public Art Fund’s director and chief curator, noted that “2017 is a significant year for Public Art Fund.” He said of the appointment “We’re thrilled that Hank, an artist with whom Public Art Fund has a wonderful history, has joined our Board. His thoughtful and boundary-pushing work in the public realm, as well as his engagement with questions and issues at the core of our current moment, make Hank an in invaluable addition to our board leadership.”
Additionally, Kellie Honeycutt, who has served as communications director since 2010, has been promoted to director of institutional advancement effective January 1, 2017, when Public Art Fund will celebrate its fortieth anniversary.