Sculptures by Martha Jackson-Jarvis and Dalya Luttwak Installed at The Kreeger Museum

Opening reception with the artists: Thursday, SEPTEMBER 15, 6-8 pm. RSVP to

Judy A. Greenberg, Director of The Kreeger Museum and Mike Shaffer, President of the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) are pleased to announce their second invitational collaboration with the installation of two new sculptures on the Kreeger grounds by WSG members Martha Jackson-Jarvis and Dalya Luttwak. The selection was co-curated by Judy A. Greenberg and Vivienne Lassman.

Each artist responded to the natural setting with various interpretations. Jackson-Jarvis paid homage to the enduring stories embedded in the shape and structure of the landscape with Markings, a narrative of the southern landscape incorporating proportions of vernacular architecture and chicken feet. Because of Dalya Luttwak’s broken roots, melancholy, in all its aspects, has long been intertwined with her artistic work. Luttwak was drawn to create a site-specific sculpture on the Museum’s tennis court, out of use since 1994. The floor is cracked and the metal fence has slowly been covered with roots and vines. By painting the existing vines bright red and adding painted steel “roots” sculptures, she concentrated her attention on what was there and is no longer there, When Nature Takes Over.

Their work joins sculptures by Wendy Ross and Foon Sham, installed in 2009. The public may view the sculptures free of charge Tues-Thurs, 10 am-12 noon and 1-3 pm and Fri and Sat, 10 am-4 pm through July 2013.

Panel Discussion: A Viewpoint – Women Making Sculpture
Thursday, NOVEMBER 17, 6:30-7:30 pm, $10. For reservations, visit or call (202) 338-3552
Carol Brown Goldberg works with a foundry to cast her bronzes; Dalya Luttwak works alone in her studio, forging steel; Martha Jackson-Jarvis is currently making clay and glass tiles for a monumental commission. All three have had to surmount technical challenges in producing their sculpture. Each of their works installed at the Kreeger permit contemplation of different methods of sculptural expression and offer a discourse on their relationship to the landscape and each other. The panel will be moderated by Vivienne Lassman. This program is in partnership with the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ (NMWA) 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Images: Dalya Luttwak, When Nature Takes Over, 2011. Painted steel, roots and vines; Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Markings, 2000. Concrete and steel. Photos by Greg Staley

The Kreeger Museum is a private, non-profit museum located in the former residence of Carmen and David Kreeger. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, it showcases the Kreegers’ permanent collection of 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture, as well as African art. The Kreeger Museum is located at 2401 Foxhall Road, NW in Washington, DC. The Museum is open Tues-Thurs by reservation only for the 10:30 am or 1:30 pm guided tour. Fri & Sat open hours are 10 am-4 pm. For further information, call 202-337-3050 x10 or visit

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