Queens Museum Director Picked as the City’s New Cultural Affairs Commissioner

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    Here’s a scene from the press conference at the Queens Museum yesterday in which Mayor de Blasio announced his appointment of the new Cultural Affairs Commissioner. His pick was Tom Finkelpearl, the director of the Queens Museum for the past 12 years. Finkelpearl oversaw the massive, $69 million renovation at the Queens Museum which doubled the art museum’s exhibition space. As Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Finkelpearl will run the city’s arts programming as well as support non-profit institutions based in New York.

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