Photography by Katte Geneta

Board of Directors

Eleven Academy members are elected to serve on the board of directors for terms of three years. The Board is comprised of the President, three Vice-Presidents for Art, three Vice-Presidents for Literature, two Vice-Presidents for Music, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. The board appoints members to serve on committees and hires the Executive Director. Current board members are listed below.


Billie Tsien, 2018-2021

Vice Presidents for Art

Henry N. Cobb, 2017-2020

Ann Hamilton, 2019-2022

Martin Puryear, 2018-2021

Vice Presidents for Literature

Mary Gordon, 2018-2021

Paul Muldoon, 2019-2022

Jane Smiley, 2019-2022

Vice Presidents for Music

Tania León, 2018-2021

Tobias Picker, 2017-2020


Lorrie Moore, 2018-2020


Louis Begley, 2018-2021

Executive Director

Cody Upton