Judy A. Greenberg
Judy A. Greenberg was appointed the Director of The Kreeger Museum in January 1994. Ms. Greenberg was committed to broadening the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts. Her background and experience as a studio artist and educator directly related to the approach taken at The Kreeger Museum. She was actively engaged with curators in the museum’s exhibition program, with artists and architects who participated in public lectures, and with musicians who performed in the concerts. Ms. Greenberg initiated the programs Painting Sound, Art On Site, The Kreeger Museum Artist Award and DC Citypiece: Monuments at the Millennium. DC Citypiece, 1998-2000, brought the visual and performing arts together. The National Symphony Orchestra, National Public Radio, and more than twenty community organizations were partners in this endeavor. Ms. Greenberg received recognition for her accomplishments in December 2000, when she was nominated as a finalist to receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts, the highest honor in the arts conferred on an individual by the District of Columbia. Ms. Greenberg also initiated ColorField.remix. This city-wide visual arts celebration included The Kreeger Museum and over 30 venues – museums, galleries, non-profit alternative spaces, Cultural Tourism DC, WCTC, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the business community – to pay homage to the critically acclaimed Washington Color School of the 1950s-1960s. The ColorField.remix collaboration marked the largest celebration of painting ever held in the Washington area. Her last project, before her retirement, was the development of The Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden.
Ms Greenberg has a long record of involvement in the visual arts with professional and cultural organizations. She was a practicing artist, founder of Rockville Arts Place (RAP, presently called VisArts), an Arts Commissioner for the City of Rockville, served on the MAAM Board of Directors and Art Table Advisory Council. A native of NYC, Ms. Greenberg earned a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in Studio Art and Education, continued graduate studies at Hunter College in Painting and was an art educator before moving to Washington DC in 1975.