Judy A. Greenberg
Judy A. Greenberg was appointed Director of The Kreeger Museum in January 1994. In December 2000, she was nominated as a finalist for the Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts, DC’s highest honor in the arts conferred on an individual. Ms. Greenberg also initiated ColorField.remix – to pay homage to the critically acclaimed Washington Color School of the 1950s-60s. Her last project, before retirement, was the development of The Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden. A practicing artist, she was founder of Rockville Arts Place (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
Philip Guston was a major influence in my development as an artist. In the mid-sixties when I was a studio art major at New York University, my professor, Irving Sandler, gave my art history class a challenge, “Go to The Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue, study the abstract expressionist works by Philip Guston, do no reading or research in advance, observe and write.” Sandler’s assignment brought me to another dimension. I became immersed in Guston’s masterpieces of color and form and the world of abstract expressionism.
After years of painting in New York and DC, my career as a practicing artist took a different path. I was appointed a commissioner to the Rockville Cultural Arts Commission. Shortly thereafter, I founded Rockville Arts Place [VisArts]. In 1994, I was appointed Director of The Kreeger Museum and transformed the Kreeger residence, collection, and garden into one of Washington’s newest and finest museums. I retired in 2017.
Art has always been in my DNA. In 2018, I returned to making art. My recent collages, on display at The Moment Gallery, deviate from my earlier works of abstract expressionism. I work mostly in collage, cutting up forms, reassembling and letting the material guide me. Some of the collages combine elements of surrealism and cubism, incorporated into compositions of abstract cityscapes and landscapes.
I have devoted my whole life to the arts … this is a continuation of that devotion.