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Delicate cut-out paper animals in the pages of an open book

Art and the Book Program Exhibit Features a Preview of ReSound

February 26, 2016
The Art and the Book Program is exhibiting work in Gallery One through March 6, 2016. The exhibition features work from students of the Art and the Book program spanning from 2015-2016, along with a special preview of ReSound, the sixth annual collaborative artists’ book project created by students of the Art and the Book Studio II course. 
Red and gold koi-patterned material

The Corcoran and ArtReach Partner for Fish Windsock Project

February 26, 2016
For the second year, the GW Corcoran School of Art printmaking department is partnering with ArtReach, 11th Street Bridge Project and the National Park Service to provide a series of screen printing and painting workshops and to host a Fish Bike Parade at the Anacostia River Festival in April. The workshops are on March 5 from noon to 4:00 PM.
Lynn Sures speaks about an aboriginal face drawing next to her

The Corcoran Begins Monthly PechaKucha Social Hours

February 25, 2016

On February 24, members of the GW community gathered for the Corcoran's first PechaKucha Social Hour. Faculty members from across the arts discussed their thoughts on "Art as a Bridge,"and then mingled with the audience for further conversation.

A wide range of handmade bowls in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

The Corcoran Pledges 500 Bowls to So Others Might Eat

February 23, 2016

The Ceramics Studio of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design welcomes your participation in our 6th annual community outreach project in support of So Others Might Eat. The Bowl-A-Thon will take place in the Flagg Building's ceramics studio from noon to 5:00 PM on select dates.

Old line drawing of a train on a track to the moon with spectators

The Corcoran Hosts a Pecha Kucha Social Hour

February 22, 2016
On February 26 from 5:30-7:00 PM, the Corcoran Fine Art program will host a PechaKucha-style social hour on the topic of "Art as a Bridge." Faculty members from across the arts will make short presentations in Hammer Auditorium from 5:30-6:00 PM, then adjourn to the atrium for a social hour with the audience from 6:00-7:00 PM.

An animated rabbit and fox take a selfie

Disney Artist Nick Orsi to Speak at the Corcoran

February 19, 2016

Visual Development Artist Nick Orsi will discuss the joys and challenges of working on Disney's Zootopia. The talk will take place on March 1 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in the Corcoran's Hammer Auditorium.

Pages from Curren's exhibit featuring planetoid shapes

Corcoran alum Elizabeth Curren Speaks at Library of Congress

February 16, 2016

Corcoran alum Elizabeth Curren will speak about her artist's books at the Library of Congress on March 24 at 3:00 PM in the Rosewald Room. 

Playbill cover from Antigone Project

"Out of the Past" Panel at the Corcoran

February 16, 2016

"Out of the Past," a panel discussion featuring experienced theater professionals, will take place on February 22 from 2:45- 3:45 PM in the Corcoran's Hammer Auditorium.

A tour of a conservation lab

Amber Kerr Hosts Tour of Smithsonian Conservation Lab

February 12, 2016
Amber Kerr, Paintings Conservator, will host a behind-the-scenes tour of a paintings conservation laboratory at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on March 4, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. The special tour is in association with a lecture about Jackson Pollock's seminal work, Mural
Laura Rivers in front of a Pollock painting

Laura Rivers Discusses Pollock's "Mural"

February 12, 2016
Laura Rivers, Associate Paintings Conservator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, discusses how scientific analysis, historic research, and artistic intent informed the understanding, interpretation, and exhibition of Jackson Pollock's seminal work, Mural
Congressman Mark Takano posing

Corcoran Students 3D-Scan Congressman Takano

February 12, 2016

Davide Prete's Sculpture and New Technologies class presented their work at the Making in the Arts show on February 2. The class exhibited 3D-printed sculptures that will be part of "The American Flag," a sculptural panel project. The students discussed their work and 3D-scanned show attendees on the spot—including Congressman Mark Takano. 

Joan Hall at Workcoming there rn

Joan Hall Lecture in Hammer Auditorium

February 11, 2016

Sculptor Joan Hall will speak about her work in the Corcoran's Hammer Auditorium on February 18 from 5:00-6:00 PM. 

paper nautilus shell sculpture

National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial at the Corcoran

February 02, 2016

The Corcoran is pleased to host the 2016 National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial.