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Poeple singing opera

Opera Lafayette shows political sycophancy, 17th-century style

November 22, 2019
Besides being a fine evening’s entertainment, Opera Lafayette’s performance of John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis” on Thursday at the Corcoran School of the Arts was an opportunity to consider how far political sycophancy has fallen.
William Atkins

Behind the Scenes of ‘Frozen 2’

November 22, 2019
Students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design got a sneak peak of sequences from Disney’s upcoming “Frozen 2”.
Flagg Building

A Beaux-Arts Landmark Gets a New Mission (and 50 New Toilets)

November 20, 2019
In Washington, the landmark building was called simply “the Corcoran” when it housed both a beloved museum and an art school. Now an intricate makeover has turned former galleries into classrooms and the old coal bunker into a woodworking shop.
Flagg Building

Corcoran School Seeking New Director

November 13, 2019
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design invites applications for a full time, tenure track or tenured appointment as Director to begin as early as Fall 2020. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Stanley Stellar, John on Howard, 1994.

East City Art Reviews — From the Margins at Gallery 102

November 11, 2019
In 1989, the Corcoran Gallery of Art cancelled a major retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work titled A Perfect Moment: Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe. The main reasons for this cancellation were the inclusion of Mapplethorpe’s photographs containing homoerotic imagery and two images of nude children.
Wang Bing


November 11, 2019
Through the work of nine artists and two documentaries, east-coast exhibition "Fast Fashion/Slow Art" depicts the insidious cycle of consumerism and waste in the garment industry.