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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


Richard Rodriguez, Chris's Room

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.)


HOME: Selections from the Corcoran Study Collection 

November 14 - December 15, 2019

Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00-5:00 PM

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.  




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


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.

campus icONs walking tour 

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