Exhibitions & Events

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design provides a year-round forum for the exhibition of work by students and visiting artists. In addition, graduating seniors and graduate students have the opportunity to exhibit the culmination of their Corcoran School studies in a thesis exhibition titled NEXT at the end of the academic school year. Most of these events and exhibits are open to the public.


Tom Joyce

Everything at Hand: An Evening with Tom Joyce 

Join the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design on May 2 to welcome Tom Joyce to Hammer Auditorium! Tom Joyce is an artist, designer and 2003 MacArthur Fellow. His work is part of permanent collections in the Renwick Gallery, Boston Museum of Fine Art, and Yale University Art Gallery, among others. He is widely acknowledged as an expert in the field for his contributions to the art and science of forging iron. 

Everything at Hand: An Evening with Tom Joyce in conversation with Richard Wattenmaker, art historian and former Director of the Archives of American Art is is made possible by the Dudley Lecture series. The series was established by the Dudley family in 1984 to commemorate Argentina Copello Dudley and, following in her footsteps, to underwrite fun, educational, and creative lectures.

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Signature Corcoran Events

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    NEXT Exhibition

    The NEXT thesis exhibition is the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's annual celebration of the brilliance and promise of its students. Each degree program at the Corcoran requires students to successfully complete a thesis project and then collaborate for a building-wide exhibition.

    Discover the NEXT
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    National Portfolio Day

    National Portfolio Day

    High school students interested in studying art and/or design at the college level are encouraged to attend National Portfolio Day at the Corcoran School. This educational event for emerging artists brings together students and experienced college representatives who review artwork, offer critique, discuss college plans and share information about their programs. 

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