The one-time VP of Communications and Marketing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art went on her own in 2012, putting kkg (her monogram) to a firm that advocates for galleries, festivals, museums and arts groups. Clients depend on her to garner support and, in her words, to “shine a bright light on D.C.’s bustling—and ever-growing—arts and cultural scene.”
Where do clients find you?
I have an office at home but also in an oh-so-retro space called We Work. It’s inside the former Wonder Bread factory in the Shaw zone.
Shaw’s really hopping?
Yes, it has history, character and restaurants. I like Eat the Rich owned by popular mixologist Derek Brown. It’s an intimate spot for oysters and cocktails by the pitcher.
Can you describe work done for a local client?
I helped bring visibility to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a venue with the mission to support women artists across all disciplines. Did you know that half of all visual artists are women, but only 5 percent of the art displayed in U.S. museums is by women! I also freelance articles about cultural happenings.
This month’s events?
Which museum is a must?
I came here for the first time at 12 years old and fell in love with the National Gallery of Art. Today I wander through the European galleries, my go-to quiet spot.
An exciting art space?
I never miss openings at Flashpoint Gallery—an edgy art space in Penn Quarter.
Any shopping secrets?
I love vintage, and I go to Antique Row in Kensington, Maryland. I picked up a gold beaded, 1950s clutch at Sage Consignment, a trove of vintage hats, bags, tie clips for men.
A night visit to the Mall?
Read about Kristin's perfect day in D.C.