Next Cultural Breakfast Speaker: Transformer’s Victoria Reis  

On Thursday, Sept. 22, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., The Georgetowner’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series will welcome Victoria Reis, executive and artistic director of visual-arts nonprofit Transformer, to talk about the D.C.-based organization’s artist-centered mission and upcoming exhibition in the Corcoran’s historic Flagg Building. Admission to the breakfast, held at the Tabard Inn, 1739 N St. NW, is $30, payable in advance via Eventbrite.

Co-founded by Victoria Reis in 2002, Transformer runs a storefront gallery at 1404 P St. NW in Logan Circle, in tandem with presenting offsite exhibition and program collaborations nationally and internationally. Since becoming executive and artistic director in 2006, Reis has curated and presented more than 500 exhibitions and programs in support of emerging artists.

At the breakfast, Reis will discuss how she and Transformer advocate for cutting-edge contemporary art. She will also share details about “Transformer20,” the organization’s 20th-anniversary retrospective exhibition, Nov. 10 to Dec. 10 at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Kicking off with a Gala Benefit Art Auction on Nov. 10, “Transformer20” will showcase milestones from Transformer’s two decades of innovative programming and artwork by more than 100 Transformer alumni artists.

Since 2014, The Georgetowner’s monthly Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series has presented 43 insider talks by heads of area museums, theater and dance companies, performing arts venues and other arts organizations.

To purchase tickets to the Sept. 22 breakfast, click HERE.





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