Margot is Public Art Director for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, overseeing the commissioning of new permanent public art and the conservation and management of the City’s collection of over 1,000 works of public art.
native Philadelphian, Margot has served in her current capacity as Public Art Director since October 2006, managing the nation’s oldest municipal Percent for Art Program and the care of the nation’s largest and most renowned public art collection.
Margot earned a BA in sociology and urban studies from the University of Delaware, a Masters Degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and has over twenty years of experience working in the public and nonprofit sectors in community planning and arts administration, including seventeen years in public art administration. Her preservation program was awarded the 2015 and 2016 Grand Jury Award of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. She is the author of the 2015 A Guide to Public Art in Philadelphia.