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Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington


The Dynamics of the DC Art Scene

The Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington, in partnership with The Kreeger Museum, is pleased to present a panel discussion on how Art Dealers, Collectors, Curators and Museum Directors interact to support the visual arts in the DC area.

The Kreeger Museum,
2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007

Thursday, February 24, 2011
6:30pm - 9 pm

Tickets: $20 / The Kreeger Museum Members: $15
Includes a cheese and wine reception.

Preceding the panel discussion, guests will have an opportunity to view In Unison: 20 Washington, DC Artists, the culmination of a project initiated by renowned artist Sam Gilliam, consisting of monoprints by 20 artists from the DC community, who typically work in different styles and mediums.

For reservations, call 202-338-3552.

Parking on W Street, NW or in the surrounding neighborhood.

Panelists include Juliette Bethea, Collector, Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Director, National Museum of African Art, Judy A. Greenberg, Director, The Kreeger Museum , Giselle Huberman, Collector, Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, and moderator Bill Dunlap, Artist and Art Critic.

Juliette Bethea, Collector

The works of art in the collection of Juliette Bethea are a reflection of her lifetime journey and passion for knowledge about people, global history, culture and arts. Further, it is a reflection of her support for the arts wherever she has lived or traveled -- a major aspect of which has been to purchase works by local atists. The major media represented are paintings, prints, sculpture, textiles, coiled baskets, glass, metal, porcelain and ceramic works by artists of North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Bethea has lived in the DC area for the last four decades and a significant number of pieces in her collection are by DC area artists.

Dr, Johnnetta Cole, Director, National Museum of African Art

At age 15, Johnnetta Cole entered Fisk University, through the school's early admissions program. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and went on to earn a Master's and Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University. In 1987 she made history by becoming the first African-American woman to serve as President of Spelman College. In 1992, Dr. Cole was named to President-elect Bill Clinton's transition team as Cluster Coordinator for Education, Labor and the Arts and Humanities. Dr. Cole returned to teaching in 1998, as Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Women's Studies and African American Studies at Emory University. In 2009, the Smithsonian selected Dr. Cole to serve as Director of the National Museum of African Art.

Judy Greenberg, Director, The Kreeger Museum

In 1994, The Kreeger Museum’s Board of Directors appointed Judy A. Greenberg the Director of The Kreeger Museum. As the founding Director, Ms. Greenberg has provided vision and conceptual leadership and has been responsible for originating innovative programs involving art, architecture and music for the museum and the Washington, DC community. In addition to providing vision and conceptual leadership, she is responsible for originating innovative programs involving art, architecture, and music for the museum and the greater Washington, DC community. Her most recent initiatives are Hear Art /See Music, a program for students with learning disabilities and Conversations at The Kreeger Museum, a program for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Ms. Greenberg initiated the programs Painting Sound, Art On Site, The Kreeger Museum Artist Award and DC Citypiece: Monuments at the Millennium. In spring 2007, Ms. Greenberg developed ColorField.remix. This citywide visual arts celebration included The Kreeger Museum along with over 30 venues - museums, galleries, non-profit alternative spaces, Cultural Tourism DC, Destination DC, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the business community. The ColorField.remix collaboration marked the largest celebration of painting ever held in the Washington area.

Giselle Huberman, Collector

The Huberman collection focuses on contemporary art, emphasizing Washington artists such as Sam Gilliam, Jacob Kainen, Robin Rose, Carol Goldberg, William Christenberry and Colby Caldwell. Their collection also includes glass art, wood and ceramics. Ms. Huberman grew up in Mexico and their collection features a number of Mexican artists, including Pedro Calderon, Francisco Capdevila and Chavez Morado.

Jack Rasmussen, Curator and Director, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

After working in the Education Department of the National Gallery of Art, Rasmussen began his contemporary art career in 1975 as assistant director of the Washington Project for the Arts under founder Alice Denney. He then owned and operated the Jack Rasmussen Gallery, a commercial art gallery until 1983. From 1989 to 1992 Rasmussen launched and directed the Rockville Arts Place in suburban Maryland. Rasmussen then became executive director of the Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, a nonprofit contemporary arts center serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Rasmussen’s next post, prior to his current possition at the Katzen, was executive director of the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, a contemporary art museum and natural habitat in Napa, California.

William Dunlap, Artist and Art Critic

William Dunlap has distinguished himself as an artist, arts commentator and educator, during a career that has spanned more than three decades. His paintings, sculpture and constructions are included in numerous museum, corporate and private collections. He has had solo exhibitions at the Corocoran Gallery of Art, National Academy of Science, Aspen Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Western Virginia, Albany Museum of Art, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Mint Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Art, and Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans. Honored in his field, Mr. Dunlap has received awards and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Foundation for study and travel in Southeast Asia, Warhol Foundation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art/RJR Nabisco Visual Artists Award, and the Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.