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Exhibitions, Performances & Conversations

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.

Stay in touch! Sign up for email announcements a few times a year so you are first in line for our openings. If you are a GW student, you can sign up for our twice a month emails to get invited to all events and openings.

 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

 

FALL 2019

Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion/
Slow Art

Thu, August 8, 2019 to Sun, December 15, 2019
Exhibition open to the public Tuesday – Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

Students will be providing tours of Fast Fashion (meet in the gallery space) many Saturdays, starting at 1 p.m., on these dates.
No RSVPs necessary; please just show up and enjoy! Tours are on Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, Dec. 7, 14

Fast Fashion/Slow Art comprises 11 films, videos and video installations by a diverse group of emerging and established contemporary artists and filmmakers that, collectively, encourage scrutiny of today’s garment industry.

Photo: Wang Bing, 15 Hours, 2017, 16:9 film, colour, sound - in two parts (7 hours, 55 minutes each), Edition of 6 + 2 AP.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
The Galleries off of the Atrium
Washington, DC 20006

Image of a house

HOME: Selections from the Corcoran Study Collection

Nov. 14 – Dec. 15, 2019
Tuesday – Sunday
1 – 5 p.m.

Exhibition is free and open to the public

Is a home just the physical dwelling or is it really where the heart is? How do we depict home? Is it a place, a person, or something indescribable? HOME: Selections from the Corcoran Study Collection seeks to show many facets of home through photographic works recently returned to the Corcoran Flagg Building from works exploring Washington, D.C., the city many of us call home, to more intangible feelings of where we find comfort, to the idea of the Corcoran Flagg Building as a dedicated home for art.

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery has collaborated with the Corcoran Study Collection and a GW Art History class, taught by Assistant Professor of Art History Lisa Lipinski, to research and write wall labels for the works in this exhibition. The project provides both hands-on research experience for students while adding to the continuing scholarship on the works in this exhibition, both goals of the Corcoran Study Collection.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery (galleries off of the Atrium)
Washington, DC 20006

Creole man on the beach

INTER | SECTIONALITY: Diaspora from the Creole City

Nov. 14, 2019 – March 20, 2020
Tuesday – Friday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends 1 – 6 p.m.

Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City is a bold, multidisciplinary exhibition featuring predominantly Miami-based artists from across the Caribbean, with work ranging from photography to site-specific installations with luminescent sand and a towering sculpture.

The exhibit, featuring 25 Miami-affiliated artists and two guest artists, challenges social justice, celebrates identities, and bridges communities through contemporary art and scholarship.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Atrium Galleries
Washington, DC 20006

Climate Change

Building Community on Climate Change

Nov. 22, 2019 –
Jan. 23, 2020
*during business hours

This December, Chile will host the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-25). To commemorate this event, the Embassy of Chile to the United States has invited students from the Corcoran Continuing Education program to exhibit works inspired by our planet's climate and the effects of our collective human impact. Featuring both fears and hopes for our future, community artists attending the Advanced Abstract Painting classes have created works that highlight Earth's unique beauty.

Building Community on Climate Change will be exhibited at the Embassy of Chile from November 22, 2019 through January 23, 2020. This exhibition is free and open to the public during business hours.

Embassy of Chile
1732 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Enter: Future

ENTER: FUTURE

Dec. 2, 2019 – Jan. 17, 2020

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, 6 – 8 pm - Join us for the opening reception. Light refreshments will be served.

Gallery 102 is proud to present Enter: Future. The exhibition displays an array of visions of the future, both dystopian and utopian, and makes an effort to convey these visions of the future from the perspectives of the eleven artists included. The works on display present a range of artwork relating to the future, with themes such as nationality, fashion, technology, social media, surveillance, political depictions, and government oversight. Their works represent a variety of artistic media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, art using found objects, recycled materials, and more.

Smith Hall of Art
801 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

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Piano Camerata

Piano Camerata

Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Our Camerata Recital series features curated student performances in a salon atmosphere presenting eclectic 
repertoire and ties together performance practice and scholarship.

Free and open to the public.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

Chamber Camerata

Chamber Camerata

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Our Camerata Recital series features curated student performances in a salon atmosphere presenting eclectic 
repertoire and ties together performance practice and scholarship.

Free and open to the public.

Phillips Hall, Room B-120
801 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SPRING 2020

Spring Dance Auditioners

AUDITIONS: Spring Dance Concert 2020

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
6:45 – 9 p.m.

Open to all GW students.

GW Honor’s Thesis Choreographers: Berkley Lane, Nisani Lopez, Monique Martinez, Claire Siwulec, Sakiya Walker

GW Dance Faculty: Maida Withers

Guest Artists/
Choreography:
Dance Theatre Company: Artesaos do Corpo, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
Mirtes Calheiros, Ederson Lopes, Dawn Fleming

7 – Day GW DANCE RESIDENCY

Rehearsal Schedule
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 – 4 or 5 to 8 or 9 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, Monday, Jan. 18, 19, 20, 2020 – 10 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 – 6 to 7 p.m. for REHEARSAL/REVIEW

Rehearsal & Showing for Production Committee
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 – 7 to 8:30 or 9 p.m. SHOWING for Production Committee

Building J Dance Studio
2131 G Street NW (Rear)
Washington, DC 20052

Photo Credit: Denny Henry

Pixar's Memories

“Pixar’s Memories”: A lecture by Professor Daniel Goldmark

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
3:15 – 5 p.m.

Open to all GW students and the public; free. No RSVP necessary.

The ever-increasing popularity of Hollywood animation, driven in part by the dominance of Pixar, has come about not just through technological advances or the breaking down of decades-old biases about cartoons being just for kids, but also through the emotionally nuanced storytelling deployed recently by studios.

Daniel Goldmark is Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of books on animation, music, and cinema, including Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon (California, 2005).

Cosponsored by the GW Department of American Studies

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
Room 226 (2nd Floor)
Washington, DC 20006

Artesaos do Corpo

INTERVIEW/
TALK BACK – Maida Withers with Mirtes Calheiros

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
5 – 6 p.m.

Open to all GW students, Alumni.

An interview and talk back with Mirtes Calheiros of Dance Theatre Company, Artesaos do Corpo (BRAZIL) and GW Dance Faculty, Maida Withers.

Building J Dance Studio
2131 G Street NW (Rear)
Washington, DC 20052

Silver Garburg

Silver–Garburg Piano Duo Lecture, “Schubert’s Last Sonatas”

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
5 – 7 p.m.

Open to all GW students and the public.

Join Music for the Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg’s lecture, “Schubert’s Last Sonatas.” The sonatas in C minor were all written in 1828 during the last months of Schubert’s life, when he knew he was dying. They are known for their sad beauty.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

Fridays at 5

Corcoran Scholars’ Fridays at Five

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
5 – 7 p.m.

Fridays at Five is a relaxed environment where students can gain experience performing in front of their peers. This event features Corcoran Scholars, an exceptional group of undergraduate students. Learn more about Scholars.

Phillips Hall, Room B-120
801 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

Creole man on the beach

INTER | SECTIONALITY: Diaspora from the Creole City

On view through March 20, 2020
Tuesday – Friday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends 1 – 6 p.m.

Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City is a bold, multidisciplinary exhibition featuring predominantly Miami-based artists from across the Caribbean, with work ranging from photography to site-specific installations with luminescent sand and a towering sculpture.

The exhibit, featuring 25 Miami-affiliated artists and two guest artists, challenges social justice, celebrates identities, and bridges communities through contemporary art and scholarship.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Atrium Galleries
Washington, DC 20006

Creole man on the beach

La Rampa: A Conversation with Chantal James

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020
6 – 8 p.m.

This Student Engagement Lecture with Chantal James includes discussion and a Hands-on Activity reacting to the La Rampa magazine, her project on decolonization. Chantal James, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a Canadian of Guyanese and Welsh descent.

A graduate of The Parsons School of Design, she is co-founder and editor of the three previous issues and current editor-in-chief of La Rampa magazine.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

Fridays at 5

Music Faculty Incubator Series: Heather Stebbins and Douglas Boyce

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join Music for the Music Faculty Incubator Series with Heather Stebbins and Douglas Boyce.

This event is open to all GW students and the public; free. 

Mount Vernon Campus
Post Hall
2100 Foxhall Road NW
Washington, DC
20007

Well play poster

WELL

By Lisa Kron
Directed by
Jodi Kanter

Feb. 13, 14, 15
at 7:30 p.m.;
Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

Well explores the dynamics of health, family and community with the story of Kron's mother’s extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself.

 

Ticket link tba

Fridays at 5

Friday Morning Music Club: Cavani Quartet

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

MASTER CLASS Morning (email [email protected] for details) at
Phillips Hall, B-120
801 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

PERFORMANCE
at 3 – 5 p.m.
Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

Join Music for a special performance of the Cavani Quartet, part of the Friday Morning Music Club.

This event is open to all GW students and the public. Stay tuned for ticket information!

Founded in 1886 as a community of music lovers and musicians, the Friday Morning Music Club has promoted classical music in the Washington area for over 130 years. FMMC’s public concerts—now held throughout the week and no longer just on Friday mornings—provide performing members with a host of outlets for their talents and delight audiences in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Creole man on the beach

THE MAJOR MINORITY: An Evening with Octavia Yearwood

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
6 – 8 p.m.

The Major Minority is an interactive workshop that navigates how art practices participate in intersectionality with freedom, time, and space as the focal point. Octavia will engage participants in various activities anchored in performance, the literary arts, and visual art as tools to embed the conversation in the body. Participants will engage in dialogue around the experiences thereafter as it relates to being black, and/or overall marginalized. The goal is to have participants think about how their practice can speak with multiple tongues.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
The Bridge (2nd Floor)
Washington, DC 20006

Roman garden fresco

Planting Paradise: Landscapes of Luxury in Ancient Rome

Annette Giesecke, Ph.D.

Monday, March 23, 2020
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Mention of ancient Roman gardens conjures images of lavish estates outfitted with sprawling gardens containing specimen plantings from around the world, aviaries and fishponds, pergolas for outdoor dining, and sculpture-lined swimming pools such as those described by the younger Pliny in his letters or evidenced by the remains of Hadrian’s villa at Tivoli. This lecture, given by Annette Giesecke, Ph.D., examines the debt of such luxurious landscapes to the much older royal garden traditions of Persia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt.

The lecture is free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary.

Sponsored by Corcoran's Art History Program

Smith Hall of Art
801 22nd St. NW
Room 114
Washington, DC 20052

Sargent painting

Sargent and Spain: The Development of an Exhibition

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee (VASC) Lecture

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.

Smith Hall of Art
801 22nd St. NW
Room 114
Washington, DC 20052

Hearts of Gold: Buttonwillow Rest Area, 2018

Exhibition Design Spring 2020 Lecture: PROBABLE CAUSE

Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Lately, SPORTS Collaborative has been preoccupied with the elasticity of the built environment. How can the world of objects and spaces alternate between the functional and ordinary on one hand and the playful and poetic on the other? In this talk, SPORTS will discuss their ambition to flexibly flicker between these states in their work and in doing so, embrace ideas of ambiguity, novelty and discovery.

SPORTS Collaborative is the award-winning multidisciplinary architecture and design collaborative of Molly Hunker and Greg Corso, based in Syracuse, New York.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

RSVP

Students playing musical instruments

GW Bands Spring Concert

Saturday, March 28, 2020
3 – 5 p.m.

Join the George Washington University Bands for our spring concert. The GW Bands consists of students dedicated to enriching the community through music. Members have the opportunity to perform in a variety of ensembles including Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and our renowned pep band, the Colonial Brass.

This event is open to all GW students and the public.

Ticket link tba

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Heathers The Musical poster

HEATHERS The Musical

Music, Book & Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe & Kevin Murphy
Directed by Thomas W. Jones, II

April 2, 3, 4
at 7:30 p.m.;
April 5 at 2 p.m.

There are three of them, and the three Heathers rule Westerburg! Veronica is torn—to be popular or to, well, do what? Luckily, J.D. arrives with answers; but this Prince Charming has a deep, dark side.  Based on the cult-hit movie, this Off-Broadway Musical is a co-production with the Program of Music. High School-- it’s not for kids anymore! Be advised: as Heathers is set in a high school, it has strong language, bullying, body-shaming, violence, suicidal ideation, and Slurpee’s.

Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Ticket link tba

Dancers on stage

NEXT DANCE CONCERT SPRING 2020

Artistic Director
Maida Withers
Guest Artist: Artesaos do Corpo, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

April 16, 17, 18
at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring internationally acclaimed Dance Company, Artesaos do Corpo from Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
(Mirtes Calheiros, Ederson Lopes, Dawn Fleming), as well as GW Honor’s Thesis Choreographers: Berkley Lane, Nisani Lopez, Monique Martinez, Claire Siwulec and Sakiya Walker.

Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Ticket link tba

Classical orchestra on a stage

GW Orchestra Spring Concert

Sunday, April 19, 2020
3 – 5 p.m.

Join Music for the GW Orchestra Spring Concert. As GW's largest symphonic ensemble, the orchestra strives to produce high quality music with an enjoyable and collaborative group. This event is open to all GW students and the public. 

Ticket link tba

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Dancer performing

Design and Management of Visões Urbanas International Dance Festival

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
12:45 – 2 p.m.

Open to all GW students.

Learn about the Design and Management of Visões Urbanas International Dance Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil with Ederson Lopes of internationally acclaimed Dance Company, Artesaos do Corpo from Sao Paulo, BRAZIL.

Building J–Up
2131 G Street NW (Rear)
Washington, DC 20052

Piano Camerata

Piano Camerata

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Curated student performances in a salon atmosphere presenting eclectic piano repertoire.

This event is open to all GW students; free.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

Student dancer

NEXT 180

Thursday, April 23, 2020
5 – 6 p.m.

Before the festivities begin at 6 pm for the NEXT opening night party, join your classmates for NEXT 180! NEXT 180 features a series of rapid-fire creative presentations from graduating students across the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Each student has three minutes and nine slides (which automatically advance every 20 seconds) to enlighten, inspire and entertain. These can be dance performances or talks about any topic.

There will be voting and prizes. The event will be first-come, first-seated, with no RSVP necessary, so come early to cheer them on. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.

To apply to present at NEXT 180, stay tuned for emails.

Flagg Building
500 17th St., NW
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

Student artist

NEXT Exhibition and Opening Night

Opening night party Thursday, April 23, 2020
6 – 9 p.m.
Open April 24 – May 16, 2020, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends 1 – 6 p.m.

Held every spring, NEXT is a dynamic, interactive and innovative end-of-year show that gives D.C.'s visual and performing arts communities the opportunity to see the latest in contemporary art from fresh perspectives.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
Atrium Galleries
Washington, DC 20006

NEXT Capstone Music Recital singing

NEXT Capstone Music Recitals

Friday – Sunday,
April 24 – 26, 2020
*Various locations,
various times

Join Music at the Corcoran for NEXT Capstone Music Recitals.

Stay tuned for details!

Photo credit: Nicole Kremin (B.A., '19) at her senior thesis recital, Renovations: Investigating the Boundaries of Repertoire Ownership.

Chamber orchestra on a stage

Chamber Camerata

Monday, April 27, 2020
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Curated student performances in a salon atmosphere presenting eclectic chamber repertoire.

Free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary.

Flagg Building
500 17th St., NW
Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

Fridays at 5

Electronic and Computer Music (ECM) Camerata

Thursday, May 7, 2020
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join Music for the Electronic and Computer Music (ECM) Camerata.

This event is open to all GW students; free.

Phillips Hall, Room B-120
801 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20052

NEXT graduate walking

CORCORAN Graduation Party (2020)

Friday, May 15, 2020
5 – 7 p.m.

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 2020!

The event will have light appetizers and refreshments.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
Atrium
Washington, DC 20006