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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.

Photo by Avi Gupta

Gallery 102 Presents 'A Home Built From Memory'

November 28, 2016

Gallery 102 is pleased to present A Home Built from Memory, a selection of works by five artists that explore real and constructed memories of diaspora, migration, and movement through objects, documents, and artifacts. Using photography, painting, video, and installation, these artists re-imagine and re-construct the experience of place and displacement, while considering what we bring and what we leave behind in the process.

Image from PLAKOOKEE project

Fine Art Professor's Work Will Help Raise Funds for Local Reuse Nonprofit

November 23, 2016

Fine Art Professor Justin Plakas is partnering with local nonprofit reuse center Community Forklift this holiday season to help raise funds for the group’s public outreach programs. During a yearlong artist residency as part of the collaborative PLAKOOKEE, Plakas created a series of graphics and photographs that will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 25, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Community Forklift's Home Essentials program. The program provides free home repair supplies and other household essentials to families and individuals who qualify for need-based assistance. 

Students Celebrate Addition of 20th Century Art to White House Collection

November 18, 2016

Corcoran students were among those who honored the White House Historical Association last month for its achievements in turning the White House’s Old Family Dining Room into the first room in “The People’s House” devoted entirely to 20th century art.  

A Post-Election Message from Corcoran School Director Sanjit Sethi

November 16, 2016

A week ago many of us were shocked by the outcome of the presidential election. Specifically the election of an individual who is seen by many to be a misogynist, a racist, a homophobe and a xenophobe. Since that time we have already witnessed an uptick in hateful speech in our country’s schools, streets and places of common gathering. Confronted by this reality we need to ask ourselves: What do we do? What does the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design stand for? And what is at the heart of our core DNA?

Photo of U.S. diplomat with children

Exhibition Exploring American Diplomacy Opens at the Corcoran

November 07, 2016

Faces of Diplomacy, a collaborative project between the U.S. Department of State and students and faculty from the Corcoran School, opens Monday, Nov. 7 at the Corcoran's Flagg Building.

Image from the series "Disenchanted"

Fine Art Photography Alumna Wins FotoWeekDC 2016 Competition

November 03, 2016
Alumna Kaitlin Jencso won FotoWeekDC's 2016 Fine Art-Series Competition for her series "Disenchanted." This is the second win for Jencso, who graduated from the Fine Art Photography program in 2012 and won FotoWeekDC's Fine Art-Series Competition in 2014.