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Exhibitions, Performances & Conversations


(500 17th Street NW)

Visit the Corcoran! Current exhibitions at the Flagg Building are open only to the GW community (students, staff and faculty).
Use your GWID card at E Street or New York Avenue to enter at 500 17th Street NW.

Visitor Guidance

Together, Apart

Concurring Experiences: TOGETHER, APART

September 1 - December 17, 2021
Gallery 6

Wednesday - Friday, Noon - 4 p.m.
Or, to make an appointment to see the exhibition, please email lutherbradyart @ gmail

An exhibition commemorating the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 national lockdown, showcasing 23 works from the Corcoran Study Collection curated and researched in Fall 2020 by an MA Exhibition Design class led by Dr. Lisa Lipinski. Through the lens of finding and uplifting community in times of isolation, the show follows eight themes. Originally presented in an online format.

Fall Selections: Building a Collection


September 1 - December 17, 2021
Gallery 4 & 5

Wednesday - Friday, 1:00 - 5 p.m.
Or, to make an appointment to see the exhibition, please email lutherbradyart @ gmail

The Brady Art Gallery presents works from the Corcoran Study Collection and the GW Collection along with key loans. The exhibition presents little known works from those collections along with a focus on the work of William Christenberry.

Image: Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Interior of the Pantheon from "Views of Rome," 1768, etching on laid paper, 18 13/16" x 22 1/8".  Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Bequest of Frank B. Bristow)

Hostile Terrain 94

Hostile Terrain 94

September 13, 2021 - February 25, 2022
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is excited to host 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.

Women's Mobile Museum

Women's Mobile Museum

Sept. 13, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2022
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

South Atrium and Hallway

“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.

National Monument Audit

National Monument Audit

Sept. 13, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2022
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
North Atrium, 500 17th St., NW

An installation about the National Monument Audit is being held at the Corcoran Flagg Building’s atrium. Led by Dr. Paul Farber, this year’s William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor of Community Engagement at the Corcoran, the exhibition about monuments and memorials prompts the question: how is history representative of its victors and victims?

watch paul's lecture

New Favorites


Monday, Dec 6 – Friday, January 28, 2022
Gallery 102
801 22nd St. NW

New Favorites features never before seen work from the current cohort.

Including work by Jenna Banks, Sophia Goedert, Olivia Henderson, Lance Lokas, Amanda Mchardy, Rachel Schwartz, Maansi Srivastava, and Danielle Towers, the artists provide insight into new bodies of work.

The gallery is open to only authorized GWorld card holders. Members of the public may view the show through the gallery windows.












Thursday, November 11, 2021
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Hammer Auditorium 500 17th Street, NW

Join us for the first recital of the annual Corcoran Music Festival, featuring Professor Patrick Merrill & Alumna Grace Srinivasan.


Sunday, November 14, 2021
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW

The final Concert of the annual Corcoran Music Festival, features the Music Students of GW Corcoran School for the Arts & Design.

1 p.m. GW Orchestra and Choir


4 p.m. GW Band




Nov 18, 19, 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st Street, NW

The Students of Dance take the stage! Dance—back under the lights in all its glory! Join Concert Director Erica Rebollar as Dance returns to the Betts Theatre!

Contact: Ann Norton [email protected]


2021 MFA Fine Arts Exhibition

2021 MFA Fine Arts Exhibition

Reception on Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m.
500 17th Street NW (1st Floor Hallway near Brady Gallery, in front of Student Lounge)

On view until November 24

Join the Corcoran as its Fine Arts MFA students present their work for the GW community in the Corcoran Flagg Building, Gallery 11 on the first floor (the back hallway near the Luther W. Brady Gallery and faculty offices, near the Student Lounge).

This exhibition and reception on Nov. 18th are open to all GW students, faculty and staff.

Natalie Parks


Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2 p.m.
Building XX
814 20th Street, NW

A one-person play written and acted by Natalie Parks, examining the process of healing and intimacy in the face of mental illness.

Natalie Parks is an actor and Corcoran Scholar from New York, NY graduating with a BA in theatre. She will be producing a senior concert with the Program of Music in Spring 2022 on the contributions of queer artists in developing American musical theatre.

Photo by Maansi Srivastava.
*Masks must be worn for this performance.



Camerata Fall 2021


Join Music at the Corcoran for our Camerata Recital series featuring curated
student performances in a salon atmosphere presenting eclectic repertoire.

All Camerata Recitals are free and open to the public.

Jazz Camerata
Thursday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Hall, B120
801 22nd Street, NW



Piano & Chamber Camerata
Tuesday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.
Flagg Building,
Hammer Auditorium

500 17th Street NW



Percussion Camerata
Monday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Hall, B120

801 22nd Street, NW



Electronic & Computer Music Camerata
Thursday, December
16, 7:30 p.m.

Flagg Building,
Hammer Auditorium

500 17th Street NW


ACA Fall Repertory


Dec 3, 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Building XX
814 20th Street, NW

Two one-hour Shakespeare adaptations in one exciting evening of theatre. Much Ado About Nothing & The Two Noble Kinsmen.

Space is limited.

Contact: mmiller @ shakespearetheatre dot org

Bomin Park

2021 Senior Recital

Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.
Flagg Building
Hammer Auditorium

500 17th Street NW

Featuring music by Stravinsky and Mendelssohn

Bomin Park, cello
Sneha Ranade, voice

Carolyne Im, piano

Free and open to the public.


Smart People Auditions


By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by
Seema Sueko

Dec 9, 10, 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec 12, 2021 at 2 p.m.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st St. NW

Nature vs Nurture- Is it in our genes or did we learn it? A surgeon, an actress, a psychologist, and a neuro-psychiatrist tackle the human brain and how it responds to race, just days before Obama wins the White House. And while they are at it, these Smart People also search for love, success, and identity…come see how smart they really are.

Contact: Ann Norton [email protected]







India Mahdavi

The 14th Annual Interior Architecture Lecture

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Noon - 1 p.m.

Join students, faculty and the design community for a presentation and discussion featuring architect and designer India Mahdavi. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Madhdavi is most known for her whimsical spaces and forms infused with playful palettes. She is often referred to as the reigning queen of color. Her company, Imh Interiors, was founded in 1999, with the designer subsequently opening her own showroom in Paris is 2003. The following year, Salon Maison & Object elected her Designer of the Year.

Registration details coming soon.
Contact: Liz Meitner, [email protected]


Fridays @ 5

Fridays @ 5

January 28 (Corcoran Scholars Spotlight);
March 4
; April 1;
April 29 (End of year celebration!)

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

Contact: Ann Norton [email protected]




By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Matthew R. Wilson

March 3, 4, 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.;
March 6, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st St. NW

This new adaptation of the late medieval morality play Everyman, one of the first recorded plays in the English language, explores the meaning of life and the roles we play along the way. A diverse cast of actors randomly draw lots live on stage each night to determine which actor will play which part in that evening’s performance.




Presented by the Programs of Music and Theatre & Dance

Book by Joe Masteroff / Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood / Music by John Kander / Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor
Choreographer Jennifer J Hopkins

March 31, April 1, 2, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.; April 3, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st St. NW

Set in Berlin during the waning days of the Weimar Republic as Nazis ascend to power, this dazzling musical focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and recalls when Bohemian living yielded to fascism.


Diversity in Design Speaker Panel AMA

Diversity in Design Speaker Panel AMA

Thursday, April 7, 2022
7 - 8 p.m.

Join a panel of speakers in a chat about Diversity in Design and participate in an Ask Me Anything session.

RSVP: Kaitlin Santiago [email protected]

Open to all GW Students

NEXT 2022

NEXT Opening Night

Thursday, April 28, 2022
6 - 9 p.m.
Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW

For the past decade, NEXT has been an opportunity to showcase the work and skills of the Corcoran students.

This year, NEXT will be held as a hybrid of in-person and virtual presentations from April 21 - May 18, 2022.

Join us for this year's party. This event will be open to the GW and DC arts community; please check back closer to the date for RSVP information.










Student Directed Scenes

Audition for Student-Directed Scenes!

Submissions close  November 5, 2021

Please join us in auditioning for Directing for the Theatre final scenes. The performance will occur on Sunday, December 12th, with a tech rehearsal the previous day, December 11th. Auditions will be held via video submissions, which can be submitted here

Submissions will close by November 5th, but the directors will begin casting as early as November 3rd.

For video submissions, please record yourself performing one of the two options: 
1) a monologue of a minute or less
2) tell a story (approximately 1 minute)

For any questions, please email Maggie Walsh


Auditions for EVERYBODY and CABARET

Sunday, November 14 – Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Please join us in auditioning for the roles in the show's Everybody and
Cabaret. Auditions will take place Sunday, November 14 through Tuesday, November 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. each day
in Phillips B-109.

You will be required to sign up for a time slot.


Call backs for Everybody, Wednesday, November 17th and Cabaret, Thursday, November 18th.



















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