A Champion For The Arts

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer with Emily K. Rafferty, president of the Metropolitan Museum (Photo taken by Suzanne DeChillo/NY Times)

Everyone is talking culture and the arts!

Yesterday I was proud to join Mayor de Blasio as he announced Tom Finkelpearl as the next Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of New York. Tom will be a great leader and I was pleased to be one of the people who recommended him for this position.

In today's New York Times, Robin Pogrebin takes a look at my leadership role in the city's cultural landscape and what we are doing to advance the arts and expand access to culture across our five boroughs. (Click here for the full article)

I'm proud of my work as Cultural Affairs Chair and Majority Leader and equally proud of where I've come from to get here. The Times piece honors my journey while pointing to the great work ahead. I relish the role of cultural champion and the opportunity to expand access to the arts in every neighborhood in every borough. Let's do this together!

Jimmy Van Bramer

Majority Leader and Cultural Affairs Chair, New York City Council