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Exhibitions, Performances & Conversations

Due to the situation around COVID-19, all Corcoran spaces are closed to the public in fall 2020. We welcome you to attend exhibitions and performances virtually this year.
The GW COVID-19 website is being updated regularly to include evolving guidance for the university community.

 

 

FALL 2020

Border South

Hostile Terrain 94

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – Monday, February 1, 2021

Sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibit will be built through community participation, and is accompanied by virtual programming, teaching resources, and more.

Throughout the fall semester we will be completing the toe tags representing lives lost and installing them on the map of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona installed in the atrium of the Corcoran Flagg Building.

Daniel H Weiss

The Met at 150: A Conversation with Daniel H. Weiss, CCAS BA '79
Moderated by The GW Museum Director, John Wetenhall

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Metropolitan Museum of Art with its President and CEO Daniel H. Weiss, CCAS BA ‘79. In a conversation with John Wetenhall, Director of The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Weiss will discuss The Met’s history, its collection, and how they are evolving in light of changing times and current events.

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Fridays at 5

Fridays @ 5

Friday, September 18, 2020
5 p.m. Eastern

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Our first Fridays @ Five will feature a welcome to the program for new students, a meet & greet for students and faculty along with performances from students. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Fall semester.

Fridays @ Five will continue every two weeks for the rest of the semester, so please plan to attend and perform. We will have fun and celebrate all the music we study and perform. Everyone is welcome! 

ZOOM

Passcode: 536777

Women’s Mobile Museum

ARTIST TALK with Women’s Mobile Museum artists: Shasta Bady and Danielle Morris

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
6:30 – 9 p.m. Eastern

This event is open to the GW community (students, staff and faculty members).

A part of the Women’s Mobile Museum events. After you RSVP, we will send you a link to the virtual event closer to the time. This event is open to GW students only.

Please review the work of the artists, interviews with artists, designers and curators in the Women’s Mobile Museum Magazine.

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Adrea Walls

ARTIST TALK with Women’s Mobile Museum artists: Andrea Walls and Tash Billington in conversation with Visiting Professor of Community Engagement, Paul Rucker

Thursday, September 24, 2020
1 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

This event is open to the GW community (students, staff and faculty members).

As part of the Women’s Mobile Museum events, this virtual event will feature a talk with Tash Billington, Andrea Walls and Paul Rucker.

After you RSVP, we will send you a link to the virtual event closer to the time. This event is open to GW students only.

Image credit: Railroaded by Andrea Walls

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Women’s Mobile Museum Documentary

Women’s Mobile Museum Documentary Film Screening + Panel Discussion with Shasta Bady, Danielle Morris, Andrea Walls, Tash Billington and Lori Waselchuk

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
6:30 – 9 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

“Whose makes the art shown in museums and galleries?” and “Who are those spaces for?” “Who is an artist?” These are the central questions behind the work of the Women’s Mobile Museum and which drove the year-long collaboration between Philadelphia artists Afaq, Shasta Bady, Davelle Barnes, Tash Billington, Iris Maldonado, Danielle Morris, Shana-Adina Roberts, Carrie Anne Shimborski, Muffy Ashley Torres, and Andrea Walls and South African artists Zanele Muholi and Lindeka Qampi.

After you RSVP, we will send you the virtual event information.

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Suprene Court History

Witnessing Supreme Court History

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
2 p.m. Eastern

This event is open to the GW students.

Zachary Wolfe, Esq., Assistant Professor of Writing, GW

When the U.S. Supreme Court responded to the pandemic with an unprecedented teleconference for oral arguments, we lost the opportunity to be in the room with the Justices and arguing counsel and to participate in demonstrations and press events in front of the Court — but we gained the ability to listen in live to a new type of argument without having to wait in line overnight.

Email Susan DeCicco [email protected] to RSVP and get links.

In Slavery's Wake

In Slavery’s Wake: Slavery, Race and the Making of Our World

Monday, October 12, 2020
4 p.m. Eastern

This event is open to the GW students.

This discussion introduces students to the new exhibition, In Slavery’s Wake: Slavery, Race and the Making of Our World at the Smithsonian’s African American History Museum. The exhibition is international, collaborative and focused on slavery and its impact on the present. Dr. Gardullo will discuss the promise and challenges of doing exhibition work and how COVID has complicated things but also laid some systems bare.

Email Susan DeCicco [email protected] to RSVP and get links.

Paul Rucker

PAUL RUCKER: Corcoran’s Visiting Professor of Community Engagement (Artist Talk)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
6:30 – 9 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

Join us for an artist talk with the 2020-21 Visiting Professor of Community Engagement, Paul Rucker, a visual artist, composer and musician who often combines media as he integrates live performance, sound, original compositions and visual art..

After you RSVP, we will send you the video link and details about the artist talk closer to the date.

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Antigone

ANTIGONE

Thursday, October 15, 2020
7:30 p.m. Eastern

Antigone
by Sophocles Translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff
Directed by Matt Wilson

Virtual Performance presented by the Corcoran Program of Theatre & Dance 

One of the great Greek Tragedies, The King Creon has decreed that the body of his nephew, the rebel Polynices, is not to be buried. But Antigone, Creon’s niece and sister to Polynices, refuses to accept this dishonor. The Law vs the Rebel, a family’s honor vs the status quo, a King vs the gods—and a niece defying her uncle.

See how students render words centuries old to be in the moment of now!

Streaming link TBA

Visualizing Data

Data Visualization for Social Change: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:30 – 9 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

Join GW artists, faculty and researchers share their experiences and views on the power of data visualization to engage audiences and creating dialogue on social inequality in the United States and beyond, and how to support social change.  After you RSVP, we will send you the virtual event information.

Image credit: American Riad, architectural intervention for housing justice, Ghana ThinkTank, 2016 – ongoing

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Making Museum Visitors Part of the Exhibition Design Team

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
4 p.m. Eastern

This event is open to the GW students.

Remee Gentry, Exhibit Experience Manager, US Holocaust Museum

Ramee Gentry, Exhibit Experience Manager at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will share how the Museum is transforming the way the Holocaust Museum approaches redesign projects in its Permanent Exhibition by using a variety of audience testing an evaluation techniques. Seminar participants will have an opportunity to explore displays from one of the most popular museums in Washington, and follow behind the scenes as the staff makes changes to the spaces.

Email Susan DeCicco [email protected] to RSVP and get links.

Border South

BORDER SOUTH Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Jason De León and film director Raúl Paz Pastrana

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
6:30 – 9 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

Join Jason De León and film director Raúl Paz Pastrana for a screening of Border South. To stem the immigration tide, Mexico and the U.S. collaborate to crack down on migrants, forcing them into ever more dangerous territory. This event will be a virtual screening and followed by conversations with Jason de León.

After you RSVP, we will send you the virtual event information closer to the date of the event.

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De León on Research and Activism

Jason De León on Research and Activism

Thursday, October 29, 2020
11:00 a.m. – noon Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

Join Jason De León, anthropologist and Executive Director of the Undocumented Migration Project, to discuss how research and activism inform each other and what that means for communicating research to different audiences. After you RSVP, we will reach out to you with the virtual event details and link.

This event is part of the Hostile Terrain 94 project, a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibit will be built through community participation August 25, 2020 through February 1, 2021, and is accompanied by virtual programming, teaching resources and more. The exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation is simultaneously taking place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally in 2020.

Photo courtesy of Michael Wells.

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Border South

Jason De León in conversation with Professor Carmen Montoya and Students

Thursday, October 29, 2020
1 – 5:30 p.m. Eastern

This event is open to the GW community (students, staff and faculty members).

As part of Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94), a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León, Professor Montoya will be hosting De León in her Social Practices course on this day and invites all members of the GW community to listen in and join the discussion.

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Sargeant and Spain

SARGENT AND SPAIN: The Development of an Exhibition
VISITING ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS COMMITTEE (VASC) LECTURE

November 5, 2020
6:30-8 pm Eastern

Virtual event. Email Professor Lisa Lipinski to RSVP

This event is open to the GW community (students, staff and faculty members).

In this lecture, National Gallery of Art curator Sarah Cash will present her past and present work on the artist John Singer Sargent. In particular, she will discuss the evolution of her current exhibition project, Sargent and Spain, which she is developing with fellow Sargent scholars Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray.

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GW Day of the Dead

GW Day of the Dead

Friday, November 6, 2020
2 p.m. Eastern

This event is open to the GW students.

Did you know that GW has a burying ground? This virtual field trip includes an audio-visual overview and live-stream Q&A from GW's plot in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Email Susan DeCicco [email protected] to RSVP and get links

Cynthia Daignault and Curran Hatleberg

Visiting Artist Talk: Cynthia Daignault and Curran Hatleberg

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
6:30 – 8 p.m. Eastern

This event is free and open to the public.

Join Corcoran’s studio arts program for a talk featuring two stellar contemporary artists. Please RSVP here and we will email you the virtual link and details closer to the time of the event.

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