GW History: The 150-Year Cross-Pollination of the Corcoran Gallery of Art & the George Washington University

December 16, 2020

150-Year Cross-Pollination

On Friday, December 11, 2020, all Corcoran and GW students and alumni were invited to join fellow alumnus and history buff, Stephen Wyman, ESIA BA '85, and the GW University Archivist, Brigette Kamsler, for a discussion about the history and connections between the George Washington University (originally Columbian College) and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now the GW Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.


Watch the video to learn more about William Wilson Corcoran, the founder of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and his involvement as President of the Columbian College Board of Trustees, his partnership with GW President James Clarke Welling, and the relationships which helped propel GW towards becoming a national university.  Brigette Kamsler also provided information about the University Archives and historical materials recently acquired from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.