April 08, 2021
Starting in July of 2021, longtime educator, scholar, producer, and museum professional Lauren Onkey will begin as the next director of the Corcoran. Dr. Onkey brings years of experience to the position, most recently having led a team of journalists at NPR Music, where she was senior director.
June 30, 2021
Frequently asked questions from Corcoran students from our student meeting in February of 2021. If you don’t see your question answered, please send a note to your program contacts or to [email protected] and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
March 29, 2021
In 2021, the Corcoran put on its annual thesis and capstone show virtually for the first time, with limited on-campus installations on the Foggy Bottom campus See this year’s work and take a look back at the history of NEXT, as this year marks the exhibition’s tenth appearance.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING
Adele Kenworthy's Floralscapes
Adele Kenworthy (MFA Social Practice '22) created a multi-series, floral installation, titled Floralscapes, that aims to peacefully protest against gentrification and displacement. The first installment, #LetIvyCityBloom, demanded a community center be built in the Crummell School building for children in the Ivy City neighborhood of DC.
Student's Solar Panel Project Brought to Life by Power Outage after Hurricane Sally
Read about Kaitlin Santiago, an Interaction Design graduate student, and the solar panel system she built that powered her home and parts of her community.
WHAT OUR FACULTY ARE DOING
Visiting Professor Works With GW Faculty and StudentsOne of our visiting professors, Paul Rucker, worked with students on a website titled Three Black Wall Streets. With the help of fellow professor Kevin Patton (Interaction Design), as well as Exhibition Design, Social Practice, and Interaction Design students, the website experience is interactive and informative. Read the full article featured on NPR about Paul Rucker’s work and visit the Three Black Wall Streets website.
WHAT OUR ALUMNI ARE DOING
Donation from Alumnus to Aid Students During Pandemic
Corcoran alumnus Pat Sheridan (BFA '99) donated money to students facing hardships during the months of the pandemic. After graduating from the Corcoran, Sheridan co-founded Modus Create, a consulting firm where he focuses on the intersection of design, technology, and business. Read the full article here.
From Plays to Telepays
Madeline Hendricks (TRDA BA '13) has been a writer on two TV shows: “Jane the Virgin” and “Good Trouble." But she still thinks back to when she was 17 and had one of her plays performed by professional actors on Broadway.
Art Teacher Claire Smullen Joins DC Milken Educators
Claire Smullen (MA, Teaching: Art Education ’12), a middle school art teacher in D.C., received the Milken Educator Award including a $25,000 prize due to her contributions to Stuart-Hobson Middle School as well as the greater D.C. community.
Breaking the Boundaries with an Interior Architecture Alumnus
Stephen Ramos graduated with an MFA in Interior Design from the Corcoran in 2010. Now, using the skills and awareness he learned as a student at GW, he works as the design director for the architecture firm Gensler. Read more about Stephen’s career in Interior Architecture and his time at GW.
Behind the Scenes of 'Frozen 2’
Corcoran students previewed the likely winter blockbuster with a Disney animator who created its effects. Read more.