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Portion of the mural by Joerael Numina. Feature a large portrait of a member of the Piscataway Nation done in Graffiti.

The Ground Floor of the Corcoran Gets a Historically Significant Addition

September 23, 2019
Muralist Joerael Numina has created a stunning piece on the ground floor of the Corcoran Schoo of the Arts and Design's Flagg Building. The Mural honors the rich history of the Piscataway Nation, who once held great power over the territory we now call Washington D.C.
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"From the Margins" Press Release

September 16, 2019
Join us for Gallery 102's newest exhibition, "From the Margins." 2019 marks thirty years since the cancellation of The Perfect Moment: Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Molly Sturges

New Corcoran Faculty to Bolster Our Community

August 15, 2019

This semester, the Corcoran welcomes four new faculty members, including Michele Carlson, Associate Professor of Printmaking, Matt Eich, Assistant Professor of Photojournalism, Sara Jamshidi, Assis

 Wang Bing, 15 Hours, 2017, 16:9 film, colour, sound - in two parts (7 hours, 55 minutes each), Edition of 6 + 2 AP. Courtesy of

Fashion is ‘In’ at George Washington University Art Galleries

August 09, 2019
Much of the fashion industry is dominated by attractive models, flashy clothing and impossible beauty standards on the runway, but what about the parts you don’t see? Fast Fashion/Slow Art explores issues of waste and consumerism in the garment industry, while In Fashion: Selections from the GW Collection showcases photographs and portraits of well-known designers and individuals connected to fashion. Both exhibitions opened today at the Flagg Building, home of George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
Colette Loll

Corcoran Alumna Finds Her Niche in the Counterfeit World

July 15, 2019
As an art fraud expert, Colette Loll’s (CORC MA ’09) work sits at the intersection of art and technology. Whether she’s helping private collectors, museums, companies, or law enforcement, she’s actively working to protect cultural and historical records.
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‘6.13.89’ Explores Canceled Mapplethorpe Exhibition 30 Years Later

June 12, 2019
New exhibition at the Corcoran will use archival documents to tell the story of a controversy that defined the museum for a generation.
Students work directly with community clients

Fast Fashion / Slow Art: An Exhibition Conceived for a University Art Museum

May 14, 2019
Bibiana Obler, GW associate professor of art history, specializes in modern and contemporary art and craft. When The Textile Museum announced its move to GW, she was excited by the prospect of new ways to work with its collections beyond the occasional field trip.
Sanjit Sethi

Sanjit Sethi Named President of Minneapolis College of Art and Design

April 30, 2019
After nearly four years as the inaugural director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University, Sanjit Sethi will become the next president of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He will leave GW in July to begin his new role.

Corcoran Students Get Personal at NEXT

April 29, 2019
Margaret Wroblewski has been a daily Metro commuter for years, and like many of her fellow riders, the Olney, Md., native has had her share of unpleasant experiences. But a particularly frightening encounter with an aggressive man a few years ago pushed her from discomfort to action.
Yacine Fall with her sculpture

GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Celebrates the ‘NEXT’ Generation of Artists at Annual Exhibition

April 23, 2019
Burgeoning Corcoran artists will present projects focused on the cultures that define them, exploring current themes such as the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, harassment on the D.C. metro and family history.
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GW’s Corcoran School of Art & Design launches new MFA in social engaged art with an emphasis on public policy

April 18, 2019
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University is accepting applications to its first M.F.A. program in Social Practice.
Interdisciplinary artist Althea Rao performs "Pillar of Salt" during GW's first Arts Walk

In Photos: GW Celebrates the Arts on Campus

April 03, 2019
The George Washington University hosted its first ever Arts Walk in March, a coordinated, collaborative celebration of the arts and art venues on campus.
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Winning designs chosen for NEXT 2019!

February 21, 2019
After much consideration, students, faculty, staff and guest judges chose “In Motion” as the final design for NEXT 2019.
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Guerilla Projection Artist Brings ‘OPEN’ Dialogue to the Corcoran

February 05, 2019
Installation by Robin Bell is a prelude to the Corcoran’s upcoming retrospective on censored Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition.
Kathryn Zaremba, who graduated with a master’s degree in exhibition design from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in 20

Alumna expands company that hosts workshops for female artists in the District

February 05, 2019
When an alumna visited an old, rundown deli in Park View, she said she wanted to transform the “horrible” space into a workspace fashioned with funky wallpaper and eclectic pieces of art to bring artists around the District together.