New Phillips Collection Head Is June 22 Breakfast Speaker 

Dr. Jonathan P. Binstock, who became Vradenburg Director and CEO of the Phillips Collection on March 1, succeeding Dr. Dorothy Kosinski, will be the next speaker in The Georgetowner’s monthly Culture Power Breakfast series. Admission to the event, on Thursday, June 22, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is $40, payable in advance at or via Eventbrite. 

Most recently director of the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, Dr. Binstock earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, writing his dissertation on pioneering D.C.-based painter and sculptor Sam Gilliam (1933–2022). In 2005, as curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, he organized the first full-career retrospective of Gilliam’s work. In between his Corcoran and Rochester positions, he held a senior position in the Art Advisory & Finance group of Citi Private Bank.  

At the June 22 breakfast, Dr. Binstock will talk about his plans for the Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, which opened to the public in 1921 in the Dupont Circle home of Duncan and Marjorie Phillips.  

Launched by The Georgetowner in 2014, the series has presented 50 insider talks by leaders of area museums, theater and dance companies, performing arts venues and other arts organizations. The current sponsors are Long & Foster, Balfour and Doyle. 

On June 22, doors open at 8 a.m. for a buffet breakfast; the program will follow from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. To purchase tickets, click HERE 


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