News Archive


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Corcoran Students Explore the Intersection of Art and the Rural Environment

May 20, 2016

For Daniel Martinez Gonzalez (Photojournalism) and Patrick Quinn (BFA), the summer break began with an intensive immersion in the rural landscape of the American West.

Message From the Director

May 16, 2016

Dear Corcoran Community,

As the academic year closes and you embark on your summer, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a few updates:

Mel Chin by waterfall

Mel Chin Appointed as Inaugural William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor

May 16, 2016

Artist Mel Chin will join the Corcoran as the inaugural William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor of Community Engagement.

An MFA as a Gateway to Career Success

May 10, 2016

For Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan, pursuing an MFA in Classical Acting at George Washington University was a catalyst for a career breakthrough.

After trying to make it in New York without much momentum, Keegan decided that she needed to try a different tactic, she told the Washington Post Express. “I was doing all of these things to pay rent to live in New York City,” she said. “I was actually passing up auditions because I had to work. I woke up one day and thought, ‘I think I need to restart.’”

Arts and Health Showcase poster

George Washington University Showcase to Highlight the Intersection of the Arts and Health in D.C.

May 06, 2016

The George Washington University's Seminar on Mental Health and the Arts is hosting the First Annual Arts and Health Showcase to foster relationships and collaborations between arts and health organizations at GW and the larger Washington, D.C., community. Taking place on June 10 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, the showcase will feature short, six-minute presentations by 20 individuals and groups doing work at the intersection of the arts and health.

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Artist and Filmmaker Edgar Arceneaux to Speak at Corcoran Graduation Ceremony

May 03, 2016

Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux, whose work explores the relationship between art and social space, will be the featured guest speaker at the Corcoran’s Graduation Ceremony on May 14. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design and the California Institute of the Arts, where he received a BFA and MFA respectively, Arceneaux’s drawings, installations, video and film works examine disparate histories.