It is important to note that the collection represents a shared vision. David and Carmen Kreeger both agreed on every piece in the Museum. The Kreegers' approach to collecting was a personal one. As David Kreeger said "I never bought art as an investment. I bought it for love and I was lucky. Art that embodies the creative spirit of men transcends the value of money."
This connection with music, in both the building and collection, is not surprising. The Kreegers were both amateur musicians and often hosted concerts in the Great Hall. The Kreegers wove music, painting, sculpture and architecture into the tapestry of their lives. The Kreeger Museum recreates that experience for visitors, allowing them to participate in the legacy of David and Carmen Kreeger through its collection, temporary exhibitions, public and educational programs.
David and Carmen Kreeger. Photograph taken in 1978 by Razi Yitzchak.
The mission of The Kreeger Museum is to share art, architecture and music. This objective serves as the overarching guideline for our educational programs and initiatives, lectures, panel discussions, gallery talks and exhibitions.