Maida Withers

LEGACY: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge
500 17th Street NW
Sept 23 – Dec 10, 2022, on view 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, 2–5 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 GW Corcoran dance professor Maida Withers.

A Letter to My Body

A Letter To My Body
500 17th Street NW
Staircase Gallery
Sept 21-Oct 17th 2022
Opening reception:
Saturday, Oct 15, 1 p.m.
Open to Public Hours:
Wed–Sat 1 – 5 p.m.

Martina Maya-Callen is an eating disorder warrior and this series was born from her navigating her relationship with her own body and working to hold space for others’ individualized journeys. In 2017, she wrote A Letter To My Body and now uses this practice to guide others through writing workshops that honor, celebrate, and heal the self. Unrealistic beauty standards perpetuated in society leave little room for body celebration. This artwork is designed to ignite connection with one’s body. The empowerment photography of women and nonbinary folx is varied, from boudoir to sculpture-making, representing the multidimensionality of beauty.

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


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.

Brady Gallery

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
500 17th Street NW
Viewing hours Wednesday – Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
Open to the public September 15 – December 3, 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



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.


White Sand Isolate, 1980

White Sand Isolate, 1980
By Sam Gilliam
(Oil, acrylic, and sand on canvas)
500 17th Street NW
On view in the North Atrium through mid-November.

Sam Gilliam is one of the great American post- war painters. Gilliam, who emerged from Washington, DC in the 1960’s, is best known for his “drape” work, which broke through and expanded upon tenets of Abstract Expression. His large scale drape works merge painting and sculpture, utilizing richly painted, stained fabric that is suspended and hung from ceilings and strung across walls.

Nashman Prize Exhibition

Save the Date! Nashman Prize Exhibition & Panel 
Gallery 102
801 22nd Street NW
Exhibition On View: Nov. 3 - Nov. 17, 2022
Panel Discussion: November 10, 2022 (time to come)

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. Gallery 102 will be hosting a panel discussion 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.







Maida Withers


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!




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!


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.


Dance Concert Fall 22


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.


Corcoran Music Festival

Corcoran Music Festival

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


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


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


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


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
















Lectures & Conversations

Open to the public September 15 – December 3, 2022
Viewing hours Wednesday – Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
500 17th Street NW

Opening Reception & Lecture: Thursday, September 15, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. RSVP

Jointly presented by the Visiting Artist and Scholars Committee (VASC) and the Friends of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, this talk celebrates the reinstallation of Stackhouse's work, Ghost Dance, in the Corcoran Flagg Building and the opening of the exhibition, Renewal.



Monday, October 17, 5 pm, Smith Hall of Art 106

Please join us for our next Visiting Artists & Scholars Committee meeting! This student-run committee invites speakers throughout the year. Everyone is welcome. Email VASC at [email protected] for more information or to be included in future notifications.

Students around Corcoran lion

Current Student Events

Friday, Oct. 28, 11 am - 1 pm
Hammer Auditorium
500 17th St. NW

Facilitated by the Office of Environmental Health & Safety Management, this training will provide primary health and safety training designed for an art school. Participants will earn a safety certificate upon completion. This training is open to students, faculty, and staff. Light refreshments will be served.



May 19, 2023
4 - 6 pm

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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