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  • Donald Beekman Myer (1937–2019)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of longtime staff member Donald Beekman Myer, FAIA (1937–2019), assistant secretary of the Commission from 1966 to his retirement in 1997. A native of Cleveland, Don received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture...

  • Philip G. Freelon (1953-2019)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of former member Philip G. Freelon, FAIA. A prominent architect recognized for his work on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, he served as a member of the Commission from 2012 to 2016; he was elected Vice...

  • Kevin Roche (1922–2019)

    Kevin Roche (standing, second from left) shown in 1975 with fellow Commission members at the CFA’s former offices at 708 Jackson Place on Lafayette Square. Left to right: (standing) Edward Durell Stone Jr., Kevin Roche, Nicolas Arroyo, George A. Weymouth; (seated) Chloethiel Woodard Smith, Chairman...

  • Resumption of Agency Operations

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has reopened as of 28 January 2019. The following information details the status of submitted projects and when they are likely to be reviewed by the Old Georgetown Board (OGB) and Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). Please note that the regular receipt and review of...

  • Operating Status

    Due to a lapse in federal appropriations, the Commission of Fine Arts is closed. We will be unable to respond to calls and messages until the federal government reopens. An extended closure may affect the scheduling of the Old Georgetown Board and Commission of Fine Arts public meetings. Please...

  • Commission Offices Closed Dec. 5

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts will be closed on Wednesday, 5 December 2018, in observance of the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush. Visit www.opm.gov for more information.

  • Justin Shubow Appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    President Donald J. Trump has appointed Justin Shubow to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C.

    Justin Shubow is president of the National Civic Art Society, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that advances the classical tradition in...

  • Palace of State: The Eisenhower Executive Office Building

    Now Available for order from the University of Massachusetts Press

    Book launch event September 10

    Edited by Thomas Luebke

    The Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the publication of its latest book, Palace of State: The Eisenhower Executive Office Building. To mark the book’s release, the...

  • Alan R. Novak (1934–2018)

    Alan R. Novak (far left) shown in 1984 with fellow Commission members at the CFA’s former offices at 708 Jackson Place on Lafayette Square. Left to right: Alan R. Novak, Sondra G. Myers, Edward D. Stone Jr., Chairman J. Carter Brown, John S. Chase Jr, and Walter A. Netsch.

    The U.S. Commission of...

  • Open Staff Position: Historic Preservation Specialist

    The Commission of Fine Arts is seeking to fill a staff position for a historic preservation specialist to assist with the review of cases submitted under the Old Georgetown Act. A full description of the position and information about how to apply are available online at USAJOBS for current Federal...