Our Staff

Monica Montgomery, Executive Director & Chief Curator

Monica O. Montgomery, is the new Executive Director of Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center. She is an arts and culture innovator using creativity and narrative as a means of bridging the gap between people and movements. As an independent curator, museum consultant and  keynote speaker, she uses her platforms to be in service to society. She is cofounder and strategic director of Museum Hue a multicultural platform advancing diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives for people of color, in arts, culture, museums and creative economy. She works internationally to facilitate diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives with clients throughout Europe, Africa and North America.

As a museum activist, Monica advocates globally for social justice and relevance embedded in museum practice. She is a dynamic force for change, recently delivering a TedX talk entitled ‘How To Be an Upstander’ challenging everyone to stand up, speak up and act up for social good.

She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Communication from Temple University and a Masters of Arts in Corporate Communication from LaSalle University. She is an adjunct professor who’s taught in Museum Studies graduate programs at Harvard University, Pratt Institute, and NYU and guest lectured at Princeton University, Columbia University, American University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, CUNY, University of the Arts and dozens more. Monica holds leadership advisory positions in OfByFor All Change Network, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, Leading Changemakers, Arts Marketing Association UK, Museums As Sites of Social Action and other groups.

Monica states” I am grateful and energized to be named Executive Director of Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center, an institution that stands out among African American museums for presenting bold contemporary art exhibitions and preserving the black history contributions of residents in PG County. My commitment to Diversity + Inclusion, Black excellence, Social justice curation and community engagement has led to a natural progression of my work into this esteemed leadership position. I am honored to be taking the helm and excited by the possibilities PGAAMCC has to leave a lasting legacy for future generations throughout the region and the world.”

Contact Monica: mmontgomery@pgaamcc.org

Marifel Bermudez, Marketing and Gallery Coordinator 

Marifel Bermudez, Marketing and Gallery Coordinator

Marifel has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, with a concentration in Art+Design: Sculpture from Towson University. She is currently as working artist based in Hyattsville, Maryland. Her works feature a classic patone of coral, chartreuse, and peacock blue. She works with several mediums from fibers/fabrics, woodworking, metalsmithing, fashion design, installation, and performance art.  She has exhibited at the Center For the Arts, Holtzman Gallery, Trinity University, and Hen House Art Collective.

She has been a local to Price George’s County all her life, she is deeply invested in the arts & culture that manifest within Prince George’s County. She attended Northwestern School, enrolled in the Jim Henson Performing Arts Program as a double major: visual arts and instrumental band. Marifel has assisted in the fabrication and installation of various shows such a Form.Print curated by Joshua Demonte, Deeply Embedded by Tawny Chatmon, and 400 Years: Journey to Diaspora curated by Alana Thera and Tim Davis.  She is a classically trained pianist and flautist; has taught the Little Mozart class at The Ottley Music School.

Contact Marifel: info@pgaamcc.org

Gabriel Greaves, Programs Coordinator

Gabriel A. Greaves is the Programs & Partnerships Coordinator for the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center. He is also a human services professional, historian/educator and interdisciplinary researcher who has worked within community outreach/ grassroots organizing for over 14 yrs.

He is a KSU Masters of American Studies Alumnus with a background in Afro-Latino Studies, the Civil Rights era, Christianity in the Americas and the social impact of religious worldviews. Moreover, he is also a research assistant with the  National Council of Elders. Having grown up in a multi-ethnic/ multi-generational home, he loves educating through oral histories and showing the complexities of racial/cultural identities. He is passionate for community development as well as utilizing movement journalism and historical activism in order to promote the notion of the “Beloved Community” as Dr. Martin Luther King popularized.

Contact Gabriel: programs@pgaamcc.org

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