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Katie Schuler behind a camera

Corcoran Alumna's Passion for Conservation and Art Combine in New Award-Winning Film

August 27, 2016
With the childhood nickname “Bug Girl,” it’s no surprise that Katie Schuler grew up to be a wildlife filmmaker.
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Davide Prete takes a 3D scan of a student

Corcoran Professor Takes Sculpture to New Levels With 3D Technology

August 26, 2016

The technology behind 3D printing is going to change our lives, says Corcoran Fine Arts lecturer Davide Prete.

Public reading of "I Want a President" text

Corcoran School to Host Public Art Project That Reimagines Presidential Politics

August 23, 2016

What do you want in a president? What experiences should be reflected? What do you wish to see in government that seems impossible from where we stand now?

These are some of the questions being posed as part of the public art project I want a president … (a collective reading—DC) that will take place, in part, at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. 

Theater Professor’s New Book Explores Presidential Libraries as Performance

August 16, 2016

As a scholar of cultural performance, Jodi Kanter, associate professor of theater, wanted to explain how presidential libraries generate narratives about individual presidents, historical events and who we are as Americans.

Her latest book, Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bushexamines the funding, setting, architecture and exhibitions of presidential museums as performances and argues that these libraries not only shape our understanding of the president’s character, but create radically divergent roles for American citizens in public life.

Visiting Professor Mel Chin’s ‘In the Name of Place’ Subject of Fall Retrospective

August 02, 2016

Inaugural Visiting Professor of Community Engagement and artist Mel Chin’s collaborative project In the Name of Place, which insinuated art into the popular ‘90s TV show Melrose Place, will be the subject of a retrospective exhibition at Red Bull Studios in New York this fall.