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.


Signature Events

  • NEXT 2017 logo

    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.

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    Fundred bricks

    The Fundred Reserve

    Situated within the Corcoran's Rotunda, Atrium and Gallery 1 will be the Fundred Dollar Bill Project’s 453,168 (and counting) hand-drawn representations of $100 bills from across the country. All visitors will be invited to learn about the project and create their own unique Fundreds, a currency of imagination, which will be prominently added to the presentation.

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    Joel Isaak, "Łuqa’ ch’k’ezdelghayi Visions of Summer, digital loop of video behind fish skin screen, sound 5 minutes, 2016"

    Decolonizing Alaska

    This February, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will welcome Decolonizing Alaska, a multimedia visual art exhibit featuring contemporary artists exploring and responding to Alaska’s history of colonization and its emerging influence on sustainability, both environmental and cultural. 

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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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