Exhibitions & Programs @ Corcoran
Exhibitions at the Corcoran School are hosted across a variety of spaces on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus.
Our spaces are open to the public Wednesday to Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm.
Browse the spaces below to view current and upcoming exhibitions.
In the event of temporary time changes, confirm with each space below.
500 17th Street NW
LEGACY: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge
Sept 23 – Dec 10, 2022, on view Wed.-Sat 1–5 p.m.
Sept 23, 2022, 5:30–8 p.m. Opening Performances & Panel Discussion
Oct 7, 2022, 6–9 p.m.
Exhibition Celebration & Guest Performances
Oct 8, 2022, 2–5 p.m.
Guest Artist’s Discussion & Performances Experimental Art – What is the future in the arts today?
LEGACY, a moving exhibition and immersive installation, is a celebration of the remarkable five-decade career of GW Corcoran dance professor Maida Withers.
A Letter To My Body
Sept 21-Oct 17th 2022
Saturday, Oct 15, 1 p.m.
Open to Public Hours:
Wed–Sat 1 – 5 p.m.
Martina Maya-Callen is an eating disorder warrior and this series was born from her navigating her relationship with her own body and working to hold space for others’ individualized journeys. In 2017, she wrote A Letter To My Body and now uses this practice to guide others through writing workshops that honor, celebrate, and heal the self. Unrealistic beauty standards perpetuated in society leave little room for body celebration. This artwork is designed to ignite connection with one’s body. The empowerment photography of women and nonbinary folx is varied, from boudoir to sculpture-making, representing the multidimensionality of beauty.
Nov 11 – Dec 10, 2022
Viewing hours: Wed–Sat 1–5 p.m.
Benefit Gala: Nov 10, 2022
Transformer20 is a retrospective exhibition celebrating Transformer’s 20th anniversary as a leader in the contemporary visual arts supporting innovative emerging artists and artistic practices.
500 17th Street NW
Viewing hours Wednesday – Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
Open to the public September 15 – December 3, 2022
This exhibition celebrates the reinstallation of Robert Stackhouse's work, Ghost Dance, at the Corcoran alongside pieces by the Washington Sculptors Group. The juried show was inspired by renewal, rebirth and sustainability.
Opening Reception & Lecture: Thursday, September 15, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. RSVP
Jointly presented by the Visiting Artist and Scholars Committee (VASC) and the Friends of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, this talk celebrates the reinstallation of Stackhouse's work, Ghost Dance, in the Corcoran Flagg Building and the opening of the exhibition, Renewal.
RENEWAL Artist Talks with the Washington Sculptors Group
Saturday, October 1,
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Luther W. Brady Arts Gallery
500 17th Street NW
Join the Brady Art Gallery and the Washington Sculptors Group for an artist-led tour of Renewal. Hear and learn from the artists in the exhibition about their inspiration and process.
White Sand Isolate, 1980
By Sam Gilliam
(Oil, acrylic, and sand on canvas)
On view in the North Atrium through mid-November.
Sam Gilliam is one of the great American post- war painters. Gilliam, who emerged from Washington, DC in the 1960’s, is best known for his “drape” work, which broke through and expanded upon tenets of Abstract Expression. His large scale drape works merge painting and sculpture, utilizing richly painted, stained fabric that is suspended and hung from ceilings and strung across walls.
801 22nd Street NW
Smith Hall of Art
Save the Date! Nashman Prize Exhibition & Panel
Exhibition On View: Nov. 3 - Nov. 17, 2022
Panel Discussion: November 10, 2022 (time to come)
The Nashman Center Prize for Community Engagement in the Arts and Design recognizes GW students who use artistic practice to engage in community relationships aimed at justice, social change, and advocacy. Gallery 102 will be hosting a panel discussion and exhibit featuring students and faculty whose practice engages with the Nashaman Center's mission.
Current Corcoran students have a unique opportunity to exhibit a variety of work during their years of study.
Monday, January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 21, 2022 - President's Day
Monday, March 14, 2022 - Saturday, March 19, 2022 - Spring Break
Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day
Monday, June 20, 2022 - Juneteenth
Monday, July 4, 2022 - Independence Day
Thursday, November 24, 2022 - Friday, November 25, 2022 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, December 26, 2022 - Friday, December 30, 2022 - Winter Break