Committee on Art in Public Spaces (2020-21)

The committee is responsible for advising the president about the numerous works of art situated in Yale’s public spaces, indoors and outdoors. They make recommendations regarding the inventory and condition of such art, and ways in which the university can make the art more accessible to campus residents and visitors, including tours and websites.

The committee welcomes the views of members of the university about art appearing in Yale’s public spaces. In accordance with Yale’s mission, the Report of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming, and the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the committee reviews public works of art and makes recommendations to the president about future art acquisitions, conservation plans, and ways for public art to reflect the mission and diversity of Yale today. 

Committee Members


Alan Plattus

Alan Plattus (Chair)

Professor of Architecture; Director, Yale Urban Design Workshop and Center for Urban Design Research (YUDW, School of Architecture


John H. Bollier

John H. Bollier

Vice President for Facilities and Campus Development


Edward Cooke

Edward Cooke

Charles F. Montgomery Professor of the History of Art; Director, Center of Study in American Decorative Arts and Material Culture; Professor of American Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies for History of Art


Enrique M. De La Cruz

Enrique M. De La Cruz

Professor and Chair of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Head, Branford College


Martina Droth

Martina Droth

Deputy Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art


Cécile Fromont

Cécile Fromont

Associate Professor, History of Art


Kimberly M. Goff-Crews

Kimberly M. Goff-Crews

Secretary; Vice President for University Life


Subhashini Kaligotla

Subhashini Kaligotla

Assistant Professor, History of Art


Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee

Carnegie Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, History of Art


Meleko Mokgosi

Meleko Mokgosi

Associate Professor Painting/Printmaking, School of Art; Co-Director, Graduate Studies in Painting/Printmaking


Keely Orgeman

Keely Orgeman

Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Yale University Art Gallery


J. Lloyd Suttle

J. Lloyd Suttle

Vice Provost for Academic Resources


Maria Trumpler

Maria Trumpler

Director, Office of LGBTQ Resources; Senior Lecturer, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies