Lucas became the Conservancy’s first Public Art Curator in 2014. Previously, he was the Director for the Maryland State Arts Council Public Art Program, and the Senior Curator of Exhibits for Millennium Park and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. Over the last 16 years, he has curated and managed dozens of public art commissions and exhibitions by artists of national and international calibur in public spaces. Cowan has served on juries and panels across the United States, and consulted on cultural park planning for cities such as San Francisco and Chicago. In 2016, Cowan was elected to the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council and previously served on the board of trustees for the International Sculpture Center. Cowan is a founding member of the Advisory Council for Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Vermont, Madison Square Park Public Art Consortium, NY, Dean’s Community Advisory Council at Lesley Art+Design, Cambridge MA, and the Punto Urban Arts Museum Advisory Board in Salem, Mass. Cowan attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where he studied Fiber and Material Studies and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master Program in Arts Administration.