“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.
Tuesday through Saturday
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Baxon Hwang, The Window of Hope (Blue Sky), 2019, acrylic on cotton canvas, 52" x 52".
February 7 - March 21, 2020
Students from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design have the opportunity to see their works on display alongside pieces from the GW Collection including artists such as Lowell Nesbitt, Alfred McAdams, James Twitty and Franklin White. The exhibition, Dialogue: Art Students’ Works and GW Collection Paintings, which also includes two new gifts of artwork by BK Adams and John Singer Sargent, is on view through March 21, 2020.
In an effort to draw comparisons between contemporary artwork of Corcoran students and that of work in the GW Collection, the chosen students’ works are hung in proximity to pieces in which one might suggest an affinity. The exhibition will continually evolve as comments and correspondence may be placed next to the pairing.
“Figuration and abstraction are just two ends of the spectrum in approaching and appreciating a work of art. Students, from beginners to advanced, have the same goal: to envision what they feel or experience and gain the skills to formulate their vision with a variety of materials and methods,” director of the Brady Art Gallery, Lenore D. Miller said. “This juxtaposition of student and professional work makes connections that were previously impossible in the classroom and the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery applauds the students’ efforts and the guidance of their professors at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.”
Funding for this exhibition was provided by the Friends of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, the Frances and Leonard Burka Fund for the Arts, and the Cecille R. Hunt Fund.
Richard Rodriguez, Chris's Room, 1979 (printed 1980), chromogenic color print, Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, (Museum Purchase with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., a Federal agency, and the Polaroid Corporation.)
November 14, 2019 - March 21, 2020
Is a home just the physical dwelling or is it really where the heart is? How do we depict home? Is it a place, a person, or something indescribable? HOME: Selections from the Corcoran Study Collection seeks to show many facets of home through photographic works recently returned to the Corcoran Flagg Building from works exploring Washington, D.C., the city many of us call home, to more intangible feelings of where we find comfort, to the idea of the Corcoran Flagg Building as a dedicated home for art.
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery has collaborated with the Corcoran Study Collection and a GW Art History class, taught by Lisa Lipinski, Assistant Professor of Art History, to research and write wall labels for the works in this exhibition. The project provides both hands-on research experience for students while adding to the continuing scholarship on the works in this exhibition, both goals of the Corcoran Study Collection.
Funds for this exhibition were provided by the Louis Levy Fund for Photography.
Sean Scully, Yellow Yellow Yellow Triptych, 2009, oil on aluminum. Estate of Luther W. Brady, M.D., 2019.
Icons of Contemporary Art: Selections from the Luther W. Brady Collection
MORE INFORMATION TO COME
Luther W. Brady, M.D. (1925-2018), the gallery's namesake and benefactor, was a world-renowned radiation oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the George Washington University (GW). He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and the President's Medal in 2015. In a lasting gift to the university, he left a number of works from his personal collection of artwork by renowned American and European artists including Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and Jules Olitski to the GW Collection. Over 50 works will be on view.
The George Washington University is home to multiple collections that are overseen by the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, and the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.
Browse a selection of works from these collections now, and stay tuned as we continue to grow this digital archive.
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery also oversees the GW Collection of outdoor sculpture. There are over 30 works installed over all three campuses of the University. For more information please download the Campus Icons Walking Tour below.
Lenore D. Miller
Director, University Art Galleries, and Chief Curator
Corcoran Flagg Building
500 17th Street, NW, Suite 142
Washington, DC 20006
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM