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  • 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...

  • CFA Minutes Available Online

    The minutes of the Commission of Fine Arts from 1910 through 2002 are now available online at the Internet Archive—a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works with organizations and government agencies to preserve records and provide universal access to information. Presenting the opinions and decisions of a...

  • CAROLYN J. DEAVER (1939–2017)

    Carolyn J. Deaver (front row, center) shown in 1989 with fellow Commission members on the steps of the CFA’s former offices at 708 Jackson Place on Lafayette Square. Top, left to right: Roy M. Goodman, Diane Wolf, Frederick E. Hart, and Chairman J. Carter Brown. Bottom, left to right: Pascal Regan,...

  • Toni L. Griffin, Alex Krieger, Elizabeth K. Meyer, and Earl A. Powell III appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that on 15 November 2016, President Obama appointed Toni L. Griffin to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., and reappointed Alex Krieger, FAIA, to a second term on the Commission. On 28 December 2016, the President reappointed...

  • Diana Balmori (1932–2016)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of former member Diana Balmori, FASLA. The founder of Balmori Associates in New York City and a professor at Yale University, she served on the Commission from 2003 to 2012. Balmori was born in Gijón, Spain, and studied architecture at...

  • John Belle (1932–2016)

    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of former member John Belle, FAIA. A retired founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, he served on the Commission from 2005 to 2011. Belle was born in Wales and educated in England, and after moving to the United...