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Luther W. Brady Art Gallery



“The continuing evolution of the [Luther W. Brady Art] Gallery in making a very strong statement and a window to Washington not only to the students of George Washington University but also to the public in Washington in general”

- Luther W. Brady, M.D.


Gallery Hours


Tuesday through Saturday

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Current Exhibitions


Ann Purcell, Hopscotch #1, 1978, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36.” Gift of the artist and Berry Campbell Gallery, NY, 2015.


Ann Purcell, Hopscotch #2, 1978, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36.” Gift of the artist and Berry Campbell Gallery, NY, 2015.


A TIME FOR ACTION: Washington Artists Circa 1989

June 13 - Oct. 5, 2019

This companion exhibition to the Corcoran exhibition 6.13.89 will exhibit paintings, drawings, and prints from the GW Collection by artists who registered their protest of the volatile cancellation of the exhibition of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. Also included are selected reminiscences of artists who were in Washington, D.C. at the time experiencing the upheaval as it occurred.

Artists include William Christenberry, Georgia Deal, Fred Folsom, Clark V. Fox, Sam Gilliam, Tom Green, Andrew Hudson, Lowell Nesbitt, William Newman, Dennis O'Neil, Ann Purcell, Eric Rudd, Joseph Shannon, Franklin White.



Steven Livick Untitled (Single Mannequin), 1978 gelatin silver print Gift of Lawrence Benenson, 1982

Steven Livick, Untitled (Single Mannequin), 1978, gelatin silver print, Gift of Lawrence Benenson, 1982


IN FASHION: Selections from the GW Collection 

August 8 - October 27, 2019


Carolina Herrera, Neiman Marcus, Hattie Carnegie – you know their names, but do you know what they look like?  Fashion designers and fashion purveyors can become synonymous with their designs: a little black dress, a handbag, or an scarf that everyone is suddenly wearing but the face of the designer who created that fashionable piece might never be known. A number of the photographs on view are portraits of well-known designers, models, or individuals in fashion.  They counter the glamorous side of the fashion industry works by May Wilson and Jody Mussoff give the impression of constriction and anxiety while photographs by Steven Livick draw attention to the slim line between models and their inanimate foil: mannequins.


Organized as a companion to the exhibit, Fast Fashion/Slow Art (August 8 – December 15, 2019), this exhibition features works of drawing, sculpture, and numerous photographs from the GW Collection and will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00-5:00 PM.  Also on view will be three works from the Estate of Dr. Luther W. Brady, Jr.

Gallery Staff


Lenore D. Miller
Director, University Art Galleries, and Chief Curator


Olivia Kohler-Maga
Assistant Director


Hannibal Hopson
Gallery Assistant - Programming

Contact Us


Gallery Office:

Corcoran Flagg Building
500 17th Street, NW, Suite 142

Washington, DC 20006


[email protected]

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM