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Fall 2017 at the Corcoran

November 14, 2017

Find out what's been going on at the Corcoran so far this semester!

Sana Ullah and Mimi D'Autremont at the IFC event

Corcoran Alums Featured at IFC Event

November 11, 2017

Congratulations to Corcoran alums Sana Ullah and Mimi d’Autremont, both recent M.A.

Gregory Vita

In Memoriam: Gregory Vita

August 02, 2017

Dear Members of the Corcoran Community:

Joseph Kunkel

Corcoran School Welcomes New William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor

July 24, 2017

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design has announced Joseph Kunkel as its 2017-2018 William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor of Community Engagement. Mr.

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Corcoran to Host Panel Discussion On Immigration

February 23, 2017

The Corcoran, in collaboration with Curators Without Borders, will host a panel discussion focusing on immigration within the context of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. 

Alumni at Codex

Art and the Book Alumni Participate in Codex 2017

February 17, 2017

Earlier this month, eight Art and the Book alumni—representing the first graduating class all the way to the most recent in 2016—participated in CODEX 2017, the Sixth Biennial International Book Fair and Symposium in Richmond California.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents Panel Discussion: 'For Whom Are We Responsible?'

February 14, 2017

Join the George Washington University's Department Theatre and Dance for a discussion panel titled, "For Whom Are We Responsible?", which will follow GW TRDA's All My Sons on the evening of Saturday, February 18

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Could Paper Be Used to Generate Electricity? New Research Shows How

February 08, 2017

Innovation Arts Professor James Sham's groundbreaking invention, "cellulose solar paper," has the potential to change our relationship with sustainable energy.

Director's Statement on the NEA and NEH

January 31, 2017

While the Corcoran does not currently receive any direct funding from the National Endowment for the Arts or the National Endowment for the Humanities, any talk of dismantling these remarkable organizations is deeply disturbing. The hallmark of a healthy, robust society is in the way it supports culture, cultural critique and excellence in the arts. The NEA and NEH have supported organizations and individuals dedicated to excellence in the arts, with a keen interest in ensuring unseen and overlooked practitioners have an opportunity to thrive. 

Gallery 102 Presents Iconic African-American Photography Exhibition, ‘Songs of My People: 25 Years Later’

January 24, 2017

Gallery 102 is pleased to present a re-imagined version of the internationally successful original work, “Songs of My People,” which debuted in 1992, looking at African American life through the eyes of 50 African American photographers.

Portrait of Director Sanjit Sethi

Corcoran Director Sanjit Sethi Featured in 'Washington Business Journal'

January 20, 2017

The Washington Business Journal recently profiled Director Sanjit Sethi and his journey back to the Corcoran after his initial visit in 1995.

Photo by Gabriela Bulisova

New Media Photojournalism Professor's Photography Captures Effects of Incarceration on Kids

January 18, 2017
New Media Photojournalism Professor Gabriela Bulisova's powerful images capturing the effects of incarceration on children were recently featured in Smithsonian Magazine. 

New 'Books of Life' Exhibition at Gelman Library Designed by Corcoran Students

December 08, 2016
Exhibition Design students Alex Leary, Maggie Hermanson, Kathryn Scheuring, Paloma Olais and Rafan Bahkali are the creative team behind Books of Life: Resilience and the Written Word from 1933 to Today, now open at Gelman Library

Digital Media Design Professor Featured in 'Washington City Paper' Annual People Issue

December 08, 2016
Juana Medina, part-time professor of animation in the Digital Media Design program, was featured in Washington City Paper's annual People Issue. Out Dec. 8, the issue introduces readers to 23 of D.C.'s "most interesting folks."

Joel Isaak, Łuqa’ ch’k’ezdelghayi Visions of Summer

Corcoran to Host Exhibition Examining Alaskan Identity Through The Lens of Colonization

November 28, 2016

This February, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will welcome Decolonizing Alaska, a multimedia visual art exhibit featuring contemporary artists exploring and responding to Alaska’s history of colonization and its emerging influence on sustainability, both environmental and cultural.

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