Calendar

 

Please note that Corcoran exhibitions at the Flagg Building (500 17th Street NW) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holidays on Thursday and Friday, November 24 - 25, 2022. The shows will be open on Wednesday, November 23 and Saturday, November 26, from 1 - 5 p.m.

Our regular viewing hours are open to the public on Wednesday - Saturday, 1–5 p.m.

Corcoran exhibitions will also close on for the winter holiday season starting on December 11, 2022. Stay tuned for when they will reopen in January 2023.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Maida Withers

LEGACY: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge
500 17th Street NW
Sept 23 – Oct 23, 2022, history exhibition, Wed - Sat 1–5 p.m.
Sept 23 – Dec 10, 2022, immersive installation, 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, 2–4:30 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 dance artist and GW professor Maida Withers. A new work, a collaboration by Maida with noted projection artist, Robin Bell, highlights Dance Construction Company’s extensive archive and Robin Bell’s video installation that explores the intersection of dance, visual art, and social action.

SHOW PROGRAM

PRESS

Transforner

TRANSFORMER20
500 17th Street NW
Nov 11 – Dec 10, 2022
Viewing hours: Wed–Sat 1–5 p.m.
Benefit Gala: Nov 10, 2022

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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.

Tina Villadolid

FILIPINABILIA: ORIGINS, RITUALS, ARTIFACTS
Exhibition by Tina Villadolid Social Practice, MFA ’23
500 17th Street NW (2nd floor – Bridge, 206)
On view Nov 30 – Dec 10,
Wed - Sat 1–5 p.m.
Reception: Saturday,
Dec 3, 3 – 5 p.m.

A remarkable series of phenomena that cannot possibly be evaluated and is worthy of remembrance. Reclamation and reconciliation for untold, incomplete, and propagandized narratives of Filipina/o/x people are at the center of Tina Villadolid’s practice. Through ritual, intervention, and non-traditional materiality, she regenerates legacies of her ancestral past to question imperialist regimes of value that persist today.

Villadolid’s upcoming exhibition will be on the South Bridge of the Flagg Building, a historic site that dates back to 1897, just prior to the Philippine American War. The grandeur of this building, which formerly housed the Corcoran Gallery of Art, is undergoing a transition. Perched on a moment of change, it is the consummate setting for Villadolid’s artwork.

Brady Gallery

RENEWAL
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
500 17th Street NW
Viewing hours Wednesday – Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
Open to the public September 15 – December 10, 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

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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.

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Green Composition by Larry Zox

View Into the Senses: Looking at Works on Paper
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery - Gallery 6, 500 17th Street NW
Nov. 30 - March 18, Wed - Sat 1–5 p.m.
Opening reception: Monday, Dec. 5, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (with tours)

Highlighting thirteen artists from the GW Collection, overseen by the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. Created between 1957 through 1984, the works on paper elucidate how the first abstract expressionist movement shifted the art world’s focus from Europe to the United States, demonstrating new experiments in minimalism. Art shown: Green Composition by Larry Zox

Aruna

Encounters at 500 17th St NW
On view Dec. 1– 8, Wed – Sat,
1 – 5 p.m.
Corcoran vestibule
500 17th Street NW
Opening Night Reception: Thursday, Dec. 1, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (following Aruna D’Souza’s talk, Encountering the World Across Difference)

This exhibition explores the myriad of encounters throughout the Corcoran Flagg building’s past, present and future. The show features all student work from ‘Writing About Others,’ a class that analyzes what it means—ethically, poetically, formally—to represent the lived experiences or practices of others. Student artists have framed their project around encounters with ‘the Other’ including the historic building itself.

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Nashman Prize Exhibition

Save the Date! Nashman Prize Exhibition & Panel 
Gallery 102
801 22nd Street NW
Exhibition and Events coming in Spring 2023

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. Corcoran will be hosting an event and exhibit featuring students and faculty whose practice engages with the Nashman Center's mission.

Shown above: Corcoran student and social practice artist Adele Kenworthy partnered with Empowered DC to create an art installation advocating for park space in DC’s Ivy City neighborhood in May 2020. Photo by Jordana Rubenstein-Edberg.

 

 

 

PERFORMANCES

Maida Withers

FRIDAYS @ 5

2022: Sept 9, 30;
Nov 4; Dec 2
2023: Jan 27; Feb 9; Mar 3; April 7; May 5
Phillips B-120
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

The Corcoran Music Program's Fridays @ 5 is back in Phillips B120 with everything from Jazz to Chamber, Electronic to Spoken Word, building community and representing all that we learn together! It's fun, laidback, and popular with faculty, students, alumni, and anyone who drops in! All the cool kids will be there!

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Medea

MEDEA: AN EPIC POEM

Oct 13, 14, 15, 2022
at 7:30 p.m.;
Oct 16, 2022
at 2 p.m.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st Street, NW

Written and directed by Dane Figueroa Edidi

Medea: granddaughter of a god, daughter of a king, niece of the enchantress Circe- without her, Jason would never have captured the Golden Fleece. Her ancient story on stage in a new epic version by Guest Artist Dane Figueroa Edidi. Come fall under her spell!

TICKETS

GW Artist Showcase

GW ARTIST SHOWCASE

Friday, October 14, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Doors at 7 p.m.
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Hosted by Home Remedies, featuring: Nica Albertson, Adam Pastel, Dundrum.

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The Oregon Trail

THE OREGON TRAIL

Nov 3, 4, 5, 2022
at 7:30 p.m.;
Nov 6, 2022
at 2 p.m.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st Street, NW

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by
Jenna Place

Waiting in the computer lab for her ride home, Jane plays "The Oregon Trail"  to pass the time. But soon time goes backward, and her ride home is across the country where the world of her ancestors' past becomes a guide for Jane's future.

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Dance Concert Fall 22

DANCE CONCERT FALL 2022

Nov 17, 18, 19, 2022
at 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st Street, NW

Concert Master,
Hayley Cutler
Guest Choreographer,
Anton Ovchinnikov
Faculty Choreographer,
Giselle Ruzany

Featuring student choreographers: Antonella Garcia, Anni Hugget, Jade Tortorice, Paige Valego, Grace Vanetti.

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Music Festival

Corcoran Music Festival

KICK-OFF: Jazz & Electronic Computer Music
Nov 11, 2022
5  – 6 p.m.

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GW University ORCHESTRA- Fall Concert 2022
November 12, 2022
1 – 2:30 p.m.

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GW University BAND - Fall Concert 2022
Nov 12, 2022
4 – 5:30 p.m.

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GW University SINGERS- Fall Concert 2022
Nov 13, 2022
3 – 4:30 p.m.

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FINALE: Program of Music Faculty Recital
November 14, 2022
7:30 – 9 p.m.

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Shakespeare

PERICLES/
ALL'S WELL
THAT ENDS
WELL

December 2 & 3, 2022
Theatre XX
812 20th St. NW

PERICLES
Directed by Gregory Keng Stasser

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, leaves home to escape death - and then wins a jousting contest and mar-ries a princess. On his return home, his family sails with him, but a storm separates them, and Peri-cles returns alone. Years later, Pericles finds his daughter and reunites with the wife he had thought was dead.

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
Directed by Daniel Crane

Helen heals the King of France, and the King grants her permission to marry Bertram, the man she loves. Bertram rejects her and runs away with the army, refusing to acknowledge his marriage. She follows him to Italy, and employs a dangerous trick to get him back.

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Cameratas

Corcoran Music Cameratas

JAZZ ENSEMBLES
Dec 4, 2022
7:30  – 8:30 p.m.

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PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Dec 12, 2022
7:30  – 8:30 p.m.

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HIP HOP SHOWCASE
Dec 12, 2022
9 – 11:30 p.m.

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PIANO RECITAL & CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES
Dec 13, 2022
6 – 8:30 p.m.

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ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER MUSIC SHOWCASE
Dec 16, 2022
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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LECTURES & EVENTS

 

 

Auditorium

Lectures & Conversations

Encountering the World Across Difference: Opacity, Solidarity, and Art
Talk by William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor Lecture with Aruna D’Souza
Thursday, December 1, 2022
500 17th Street NW
Talk: 5:30-6:30 pm (Hammer Auditorium)
Reception: 6:30-7:30 pm (Atrium)

The reception also honors the opening of Prof. D’Souza’s class show, “Encounters at 500 17th St NW.”

Encountering the World Across Difference is a talk by Professor Aruna D’Souza that explores questions about how one makes and writes about art in ways that respect the autonomy and sovereignty of others, with a particular attention to the writings of Édouard Glissant and Saidiya Hartman, and the work of Simone Leigh and Jennifer Packer. This theme is at the heart of the exhibition opening in the Corcoran vestibule, “Encounters at 500 17th St NW,” on December 1, and works from that show will also be featured.

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Students around Corcoran lion

Current Student Events

AUDITION WORKSHOP

Interested in auditioning for Corcoran Theatre and Dance (CTAD) Spring 2023 productions? This workshop is a space for new and experienced theatre students to brush up on their audition technique.

Professor Sid Williams (they/them) will share valuable skills to address audition anxiety and how to showcase what you contribute as a performer.

In addition, Professor Sid Williams will share their Concept Design for By the way, meet Vera Stark and respond to questions. RSVP by 27 NOV 2022. 

 

 

2023 GRADUATION CELEBRATION
May 19, 2023
4 - 6 p.m.

Atrium Galleries
The Flagg Building
500 17th St., NW

Graduating students will take the first step of their lifelong journey as GW Corcoran alumni by celebrating with their friends, family, professors and fellow students. Come raise a glass to the class of 2023!

 

 

 

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In addition, GW requires that masks be worn in all indoor spaces on campus.