DACOR: The Kennedy Center, Continuing the Contribution to the Human Spirit
Known for emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and community engagement, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter is considered one of the most influential arts administrators in the nation. At the Kennedy Center, she oversees all facets of the world's busiest performing arts center. Ms. Rutter will speak to the first ever expansion in the Center's 47-year history, called the REACH. The REACH will be a living theater, an immersive learning center, and a public incubator that breaks down the boundaries between audiences and artist. She will also touch on the three pillars that identify The Kennedy Center's mission: World Class Arts, Powerful Education, and a Living Memorial. From August 2003 through June 2014, Ms. Rutter served as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. Prior to joining the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rutter was executive director of the Seattle Symphony, a position she held from November 1992 until 2003. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.