1993 – Washington, DC & Chicago, Illinois
Judith F. Terra is co-founder of both the Terra Museum of American Art in Chicago and Museé d’Art Americain de Giverny in France. She and her late husband, former U.S. Ambassador for Cultural Affairs Daniel J. Terra, spent many years promoting American art. Today, Mrs. Terra plays a key role in both museums, currently as co-director of the Terra Museum. Museé d’ Art Americain de Giverny, which opened in June 1992, reflects the Terras’ continued interest in and enthusiasm for the broadening of knowledge about American art. The French museum is a tangible expression of the Terras’ appreciation to the people of France for their nation’s rich artistic and cultural heritage and the profound impact it has had on American art. In addition to her involvement in the arts and education and raising two children and spoiling three grandchildren, Judith Terra is a community activist serving on many boards as well as participating in local charitable causes and organizations in both Chicago and Washington. A few of her current activities include the following boards: the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capitol Area, Inc.; chairman, Advisory Board of the Ronald Reagan Institute for Emergency Medicine, George Washington University and, in Chicago, Northwestern University Women’s Board and Women’s Athletic Club.