News Archive



Important Update from Corcoran

March 19, 2020
We are now following the guidance from the university that sets library policy and closing to student access all Corcoran facilities as of Friday, March 20. If you need to pick up anything from the Corcoran from your studios or elsewhere to do your work, please come as soon as possible. Do not come if you are sick. When in any Corcoran buildings, be sure to maintain social distances. The number of students permitted in the buildings at one time may be limited.
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Corcoran-Specific Guidance for Students

March 12, 2020
The safety and care of all of our community is important to us. The GW COVID-19 website is also being updated regularly to include evolving guidance for the university community. As of now, the Corcoran administrative offices will remain open over spring break, but the Smith and Flagg Building’s open hour studios will be closed beginning at the end of the day on Friday, March 13, 2020. Please check our studio pages for any ongoing updates.
On the set of “Jane the Virgin”

From Plays To Teleplays

March 03, 2020
Madeline Hendricks, BA ’13, has been a writer on two TV shows: “Jane the Virgin” and “Good Trouble." But she still thinks back to when she was 17 and had one of her plays performed by professional actors on Broadway.
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Onward's story head Kelsey Mann really loves his job at Pixar

March 02, 2020
Kelsey Mann loves his job. He emphatically made that point several times when speaking to an audience at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

In Photos: "Inter|Sectionality" at the Corcoran

February 28, 2020
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is home to one of the city's boldest multidisciplinary exhibitions this year in "Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City," featuring creations ranging from traditional photography and sculpture to 360-degree sensory experiences involving aromatic cacti and giant balloons.
Edith Alejandra Leiva (l) and her sister Nicole Leiva (r) began selling alfajor cookies as a hobby and ended up being winners of

What’s the Big Idea: Dulceology

February 26, 2020
Business is personal for Edith Alejandra Leiva. A graduate student studying interaction design at the George Washington University Corcoran School of Arts and Design, she runs an online bakery with her younger sister Nicole, where she said family, culture and people are the cornerstone of their business.
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In Photos: Behind the Scenes with Interior Architecture Students

February 24, 2020
How can textures, colors and furniture pieces tie a room together?
Students from Denver Brunsman's "George Washington and His World" class examine artifacts from the Albert H. Small Washingtonian

Students Become Curators of ‘George Washington and His World’

February 14, 2020
Newest exhibition at the George Washington Museum and The Textile Museum is researched and presented by students in Denver Brunsman’s history class.
Mika Takahashi (BA Dance '19)

For This Washington Wizard, It All Started at the Corcoran

February 05, 2020
Mika Takahashi (BA Dance ‘19) has been making the world her stage since the time she started dancing at age 2. “My mom put me in everything,” she says, “Soccer, softball, all that, and she said I used to dance around the field... It was just something that I knew that I loved to do even at that young age.” 
A close-up fragment of velvet

Collections Website Offers Research Opportunities

February 03, 2020
GW’s new online archive includes photographs and information about more than 4,000 artifacts so far.
Incoming students

GW Selected for 2020 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

January 31, 2020
The designation indicates the university’s exemplary practice of institutionalized community engagement.
Archtectural DC cover

(Re)dedicated to Art

January 31, 2020
One of the biggest challenges of working with a landmarked building is how much effort is required to bring it up to code, but how little of the historic structure can be changed in doing so.
A dancer from Artesaos do Corpo

In Photos: Brazilian Guest Artists in Motion

January 29, 2020
Dancers from Artesaos Do Corpo dance theatre visited GW to recreate part of a longer work with student dancers.
"Inter : Sectionality"

A Closer Look at the Creole City Featured works from Inter | Sectionality : Diaspora Art from the Creole City

December 09, 2019
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City opened to the general public.
Zoeann Murphy

Courage in journalism: Corcoran alumna honored for her visual storytelling

December 09, 2019
Zoeann Murphy, CORC MA ’14, doesn’t shy away from intense situations. In fact, she heads right for them.