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Kate D. Levin to Receive Evangeline Blashfield Award

kate levin new york city cultural affairs commissioner

MAS is pleased to announce that Kate D. Levin, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs commissioner, will receive the Evangeline Blashfield Award for her inspired and visionary leadership in enriching our city’s vibrant arts and cultural organizations. Prior to her appointment, Levin was an Assistant Professor of English and Theater at the City College of New York and Associate Director of the Simon H. Rifkind Center for Humanities and the Arts. She will receive the award at the MAS Annual Meeting on March 1.  MAS applauds her for all she has done and continues to do to make New York a more livable city.

The Evangeline Blashfield Award is named for the woman who, in 1893 at the age of 36, rallied a group of influential architects, sculptors and artists to establish the Municipal Art Society.

Blashfield campaigned for changes in the urban environment to enhance the beauty of public spaces and to create civic amenities that improve and enhance the public realm. The award is bestowed on an individual in mid-career who has demonstrated these ideals through his or her civic activism. Past Evangeline Blashfield awardees include Deputy Mayor Patti Harris, Warrie Price, Susan K. Freedman and Majora Carter.  Learn more about the Evangeline Blashfield Award.