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Nancy Green

Nancy Green is the Gale and Ira Drukier curator of European and American art, prints, and drawing at Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. She joined the Johnson Museum staff in 1985 and during the past thirty years has organized dozens of exhibitions at the Johnson Museum and elsewhere. While the subjects of these exhibitions are wide-ranging, her principal interest is in American and European art from the nineteenth century to the present.

Nancy has published numerous articles, exhibition guides, and catalogues including, most recently, A Room of Their Own: Bloomsbury Artists in American Collection (2009), named by the Boston Globe as the best university exhibition of 2010. Her Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony (2004) won the Moe Prize as well as an award from the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society for Catalogue of Distinction. Other publications include Surrealist Works on Paper from the Drukier Collection (2003), Susan Rothenberg: Drawings and Prints (1998), and Arthur Wesley Dow and American Arts and Crafts (1999), which accompanied the traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts. Her current project, JapanAmerica: Points of Contact, 1876-1900, will open in 2016 with an accompanying catalogue.

In 2002 Nancy received a Getty Research Fellowship and in 1999 a Winterthur Fellowship, both to pursue her research on the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock, New York. In 2006 she received a Paul Mellon Centre Fellowship and a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship for research for her upcoming exhibition on Bloomsbury Art in America, scheduled for December 2008, and grants from the Wolfsonian, Huntington-British Academy, Winterthur, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, and the Ragdale Foundation for a book in progress entitled Shared Dreams: Collaborative Partnerships of the Arts and Crafts Movement. In 2011-'12 she received fellowships from Winterthur and the Hagley Museum for her JapanAmerica research.

Nancy received her BA from Connecticut College and her MA in art history from Williams College. She worked at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, the Williams College Museum of Art, and at Christie’s Auction House in New York before coming to Cornell.