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. For a list of upcoming performances, please visit our Mainstage Page.

See a full listing of all upcoming events on our Calendar Page

and on

GW's University Calendar

Some of our featured exhibitions are below.

SpikedSpiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers

Opening reception on July 18 from 6 - 8 p.m. RSVP here.
Exhibition open July 18 - October 14, Open to the public Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Weekends, 1 – 6 p.m.

Admission is free. Atrium Galleries at Flagg Building, 500 17th Street NW
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Washington, DC 20006

After 25 years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired in June 2018. Prior to his dismissal, the newspaper refused to publish a series of cartoons produced over three months, starting in March 2018. We invite you to Spiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers to see the original works of Rogers' unpublished editorial cartoons, alongside larger, colorized versions that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette withheld from publication. In addition to our opening reception on July 18, this fall the Corcoran will be hosting a series of conversations regarding issues around censorship, freedom of the press, journalistic integrity and the consequences of nationalism to a democracy in collaboration with both the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) and GW's School for Media and Public Affairs (SMPA).

This exhibit was produced by the Corcoran School and organized in conjunction with University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh and in collaboration with the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). The exhibit will show 18 cartoons or ideas spiked between March 6 and June 3, 2018 (10 finished cartoons and 8 sketches). Image courtesy of Rob Rogers, Andrews McMeel Syndication.