FAQ & Resources for Students NEXT in 2019

When is NEXT this year?photo of student saudering

NEXT will be from April 25th - May 18th, 2019.

When is the opening?

The opening is on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Atrium Galleries in the Flagg Building at 500 17th Street, NW. Tickets for the public, friends and family will be available in March; all GW Corcoran students can get in without an RSVP by just showing their GWID.

Here is a blurb you can send to your friends and family, along with opening night information:

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. Visitors have the opportunity to observe thesis critiques and discussions between students in the fields of studio arts, art history, interior architecture, design, dance, theatre, music and museum studies and faculty, while students are able to build connections with potential employers and art dealers. 

2019 NEXT Opening Reception

Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 
Guests will receive two complimentary drink tickets. 

Exhibition can be viewed April 25 through May 18
Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 6 p.m.

When is the NEXT Symposium?

The NEXT Symposium is on Thursday, April 25th, 4 from 6 p.m. at Hammer Auditorium in the Flagg Building, 500 17th Street, NW. The NEXT Symposium is a time when undergraduate and graduate students in the Art History, Design, Interior Architecture, Museum Studies, Studio Arts, Theatre, Dance, and Music programs convene to present innovative research and scholarship.

What are the deadlines?

Agreement Form Due: Friday, February 1st

Sketch Form Due and Logistics Form submitted online: Tuesday, February 19th

Label Form and Artist Statement Due: Monday, March 18th

Installation Period: Monday, April 8th – Thursday, April 25th

Opening of Exhibition: Thursday, April 25th

Closing of Exhibition: Saturday, May 18th

De-Installation Period: Sunday, May 19th – Friday May, 24th

What programs are participating in NEXT this year?

BFA Fine Art, BFA Photography, BFA Photojournalism, BFA Photography, BFA Graphic Design, BFA Digital Media, BFA Interior Architecture, MFA Interior Design, MA Exhibition Design, MFA Studio Arts and MA Production Design will all be participating in the exhibition.

MA Museum Studies, HDAD MA, BA and MA Art History will have a symposium on April 25, 2019, where selected students will present work alongside a keynote speaker.  

Music and Theater honors students will be performing throughout the months leading up to NEXT.

Why is the opening at this time this year?

In order to accommodate the newly merged programs (including BFA and MFA Interior Architecture) into NEXT, we decided to push back the date of the exhibition to ensure their work in shown at the highest level possible. For the BFA Studio Art, Photography and Photojournalism students their work will be installed in an earlier window so they are able to conduct their final critiques.

When will I be able to install?

Due to the diverse group of programs, installations will vary by department. Please consult your thesis advisor. In general, BFA Studio Art, Photography, and Photojournalism will install no later than late April. Other Design majors will install at a later date to accommodate their needs.

What are the exhibition hours for NEXT?

While the exhibition is open from April 25th - May 18th, 2019, people can visit during these hours:

Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Can I still show someone my artwork outside of public hours?

Yes! If you have video or tech in your installation, please coordinate with Jillian Nakornthap to turn on the technology before the visitor arrives.  In order to accommodate your requests, we ask that you make the request for technology to be on at least three (3) business days in advance. If you make a request after that window, it will be up to the discretion of the Exhibitions Team as to if they can accommodate the request.

Who is responsible for coordinating NEXT?

Jillian Nakornthap ([email protected]) will be responsible for the exhibition, art history symposium, and lectures. Any questions regarding label or logistical concerns for installation should be directed towards Danielle Coates ([email protected]), Exhibitions Assistant. Ann Norton ([email protected]) will be handling all of the performances from music, dance, and theater.