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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. 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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Preserving Memory

January 22 – February 15, 2019

Opening Night Reception Friday, January 25, 2019 – 6 – 8 p.m.

Exhibiting Artists include: Juliana Bedoya, Olivia Henderson, Kris Ingle, Elena Jorgensen, Lindsey Siff, Kate Sory, Maansi Srivastava, Jekko Syquia, Megan Tomasi, and Alexander Welling.

Gallery 102
801 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20052

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Painting of Italian buildings

Italy Inspiration: Images from the GW Community

Thu, November 8, 2018 – Fri, January 25, 2019
Exhibition open November 8, 2018 – January 25, 2019; Open to the public Tues-Sat, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Luther W. Brady Art Galleries
Flagg Building
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

A male student studies a Next exhibit as it is installed

Howard Hodgkin in Venice

Exhibition open through January 25
Open to the public: Tuesday – Saturday 1 – 5 p.m.

Luther W. Brady Art Galleries
Flagg Building
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Anton Ovchinnikov performing dance

Solo Performance with Anton Ovchinikov

Thu, January 24, 2019
5:00 p.m.

FREE

Anton Ovchinnikov, choreographer, performer, founder and director of the International Festival of Contemporary dance theater, performs "disturbs the sense of inner balance”.

The Center for Contemporary Political Art
916 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Corcoran Faculty Exhibition at Gallery 102

December 10, 2018 – January 18, 2019

The exhibition presents recent work from Corcoran faculty across diverse media. The show features a wide array of engaging, multi-disciplinary works.

Gallery 102
801 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Poster for the South Africa Project 2019

The South Africa Project: 16th Anniversary

February 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m.

This year's Bokamoso youth residency at GW will feature the performance of Africans: Where Are We Going?

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

Light projection against a building of the word Open

Open: An Installation by Robin Bell

Opening Night Reception: Thursday, February 7,  6 - 8 p.m.; Open to the public from February 7 - March 31, on Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Weekends 1- 6 p.m.

OPEN, an installation of lights and projections by artist Robin Bell, is a celebration of transparency, belonging and accessibility.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street
Washington, DC 20006

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GW Fast Fashion Hackathon

Starts Saturday, February 9 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m.

Students from different disciplines compete to disrupt the fashion and textile industry by developing solutions to make the industry more sustainable and socially responsible.

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

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The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Matthew R. Wilson

February 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.
February 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Two sets of identical twins separated at birth, suddenly in the same city, create havoc wherever they go. False accusations, theft, madness, demon possession, wrongful beatings, near-seduction and an arrest—all in one day!

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

Crowd sitting in Hammer Ausitorium

Wernick-Richman Professional Practice Lecture Series

February 26, 6 – 8 p.m.

Each year, we invite three innovative creative practitioners to give a public lecture where members of the GW community and the broader DC public listen to diverse perspectives and gain insight into strategies for professional success.

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

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We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident

By Zoë Buckman and Natalie Gwen Frank

Exhibition open to the public November 5, 2018 to March 3, 2019, Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Weekends, 1 – 6 p.m.

*Please be advised, language on the tombstone may be triggering for sexual assault survivors. Viewer discretion is advised.

Read Corcoran's statement and more about this work.


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

GW stairway in textile museum

GW Arts Walk

Thursday, March 21, 5 – 9 p.m.
After party 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Venues:
Gallery 102: 5 – 7 p.m. Sarah Cooke, MFA Thesis Exhibition
Smith Hall of Art
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

The George Washington Museum and The Textile Museum: 5 – 7 p.m.
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms

701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Brady Gallery: 5 – 8 p.m.
Exhibition TBD

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design: 5 – 8 p.m. (After party 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.)
OPEN by Robin Bell
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

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Women's Works

Compiled & directed by Leslie Jacobson
March 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m.

March 30 at 5:00 p.m.
March 31 at 2:00 p.m.

WOMEN'S WORKS celebrates theatre’s ability to awaken our empathy and inspire us to make positive social change. Excerpts from  plays and musicals – come together to illuminate the power of story, and the story of Prof Jacobson’s 42-plus years at GW and in the DC theatre community.

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

Leslie Jacobson

Celebrating Leslie Jacobson

Saturday, March 30, 7 – 10 p.m.

All Theatre and Dance students, alumni, faculty and friends are invited to celebrate Professor Leslie Jacobson's legacy and career at the George Washington University.

Arts Club
2017 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

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Nao Bustamente: Multimedia and Performance Artist Talk

April 4, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.

The Corcoran's annual Dudley Memorial Lecture will feature the internationally known artist, Nao Bustamente. Bustamente has presented in galleries, museums, universities and underground sites all around the world.

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

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GW Orchestra performing

GW Orchestra Concert

April 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Come hear the GW Orchestra, conducted by Professor A. Scott Wood.

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Dancers in blue light

NEXT Dance Concert

Artistic Director Maida Withers
Guest Artist Anton Ovchinnikov
Honors Thesis Choreographers

April 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty as well as student choreographers.-See what's NEXT in Dance!

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

Crowd climbing stairway

NEXT Symposium

April 25, 2019, 4 – 6 p.m.

The NEXT Symposium is a time when undergraduate and graduate students in Art History along with graduate students from Decorative Arts & Design History and Museum Studies convene in the Hammer Auditorium and present innovative research and scholarship.

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

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NEXT Exhibition and Opening Night

April 25, 2019,
6 – 8 p.m.

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

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

 

 

Clodagh 11th Annual Interior Architecture Lecture

Clodagh: 11th Annual Interior Architecture Lecture

April 11, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

GW's Interior Architecture program presents the 11th Annual Interior Architecture Designer Lecture from Clodagh. On Thursday, April 11, this famous minimalist designer will will be lecturing in Hammer Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

GW orchestra performing

GW Bands Concert: The Genius of Percy Grainger

April 28, 2019, 3 – 5:00 p.m.

The George Washington University Bands consist of students dedicated to enriching the University community through music. Members have the opportunity to perform in two concert ensembles: the Wind Ensemble is GW's premier wind band, and the Symphonic Band is the largest student ensemble and is open to all students. This concert will celebrate the life and works of Percy Grainger.

Marvin Center
Grand Ballroom
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

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NEXT Alumni Award Ceremony

May 1, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.

Join Corcoran School and GW alumni to honor the students in the exhibitions and events of NEXT 2019. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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University Singers Concert

May 5, 2019, 3 p.m.

University Singers is a mixed choir of undergraduate and graduate students. The group has two formal concerts each academic year. They have toured extensively, with overseas tours occuring every two years.

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

Student smiling at graduation ceremony

Corcoran Graduation Celebration

May 17, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m.

Graduating students will take the first step of their lifelong journey as GW Corcoran alumni with their friends, family, professors and fellow students. Come raise a glass to the class of 2019! This event will have light appetizers and snacks.

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