Michele Cohen, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Director of the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College. From 1989-2009, she served as the founding director of New York City’s Public Art program, where she oversaw the completion of over two hundred commissions, initiated a collection inventory and conservation program, and launched a website.
Michele Cohen has lectured widely here and abroad on public art and art conservation, participating in conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, The Getty Museum, and the Taiwanese government. She has written about women artists, New Deal murals, Manhattan’s outdoor sculpture, and must recently published the first history of New York City public school art and architecture, Public Art for Public Schools (The Monacelli Press, 2009).
Aliza Edelman, Ph.D
Barbara Anderson Hill
John Driscoll, Ph.D.
Michele Cohen, Ph.D.