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Adolfo V. Nodal Edit Profile

Adolfo V. Nodal, American City manager. Recipient Washingtonian of Year Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1981, Mayor's Art award Washington Project for the Arts, Mayor Marion Barry, 1981, numerous public service citations, Padrino award Bilingual Foundation for the Arts, 1991, Humanitarian award Control American Refugee Ctr. 1991, Japan Foundation, 1990.


Nodal, Adolfo V. was born on March 6, 1950 in Cienfuegos, Cuba.


Associate of Arts, Miami Dade Community College, 1970. Bachelor in Graphics/Art History, Florida Sttae University, 1972. Master of Arts in Contemporary Art, San Francisco State University, 1976.

Postgraduate certified, University California, Berkeley, 1982.


Executive director, Washington Project for the Arts, 1978-1983;director, MacArthur Park Public Art Program, Los Angelesdirector exhibitions Exhibition Center, Otis Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, 1983-1987;executive director, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 1988;general manager Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles, since 1988. Member selection panel National Education Association, 1979-1981, District of Columbia Common for the Arts, 1981, Maryland. State Arts Council, 1981, Awards for the Visual Arts, 1983, California State Arts Council, 1985-1987, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, 1985, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, 1986-1991, City of Palo Alto Bixbee Park Renovation, 1986, Long Beach Corporation for the Arts Press Art Project, 1987, City of Concord, 1987, Fleishaker Foundation Artists Fellowship,1987.


Founding board directors Los Angeles Works, 1991. Vice president MacArthur Park Foundation, 1988-1990. Secretary MacArthur Park Community Council, 1984-1987.

Member Diverse Works Art Center, Houston, 1984-1987, New Music American '85, 1984-1985, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, 1982. Member advisory committee Market Square Park, Houston, 1985-1988, Los Angeles Children's Museum, 1986, Los Angeles Education Alliance for Restructuring Now, 1992. Member overview panel National Education Association, 1988.

Member art advisory committee Community Redevelopment Agency Los Angeles, 1986-1988. Member Mayor Tom Bradley's Arts Task Force, 1987. Member founding committee Latino Museum, 1990.

Member cultural masterplan committee Arts Council New Orleans, 1988. Member design advisory group Pershing Square Management Association, 198. Member Metro-Dade County Public Art program Crandon Park Zoo, Miami, Florida, 1987.

Member public art in American conference Fairmount Park Art Association, Philadelphia, 1986. Member American Council for the Arts, Southern California Institute Architect, Wilshire Boulevard Chamber of Commerce, National Association Artists Organization, National Assembly Local Arts Agencies, Americans for the Arts (advisory committee since 1996).