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Creative Time Summit Coming to D.C. and the Corcoran

September 23, 2016

The Creative Time Summit, the largest international conference on art and social change, is headed to D.C. Oct. 14-16, with a full day of events taking place at the Corcoran on Sunday, Oct. 16.

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Students Selected for Annual CONNERSMITH MFA/BFA Invitational

September 13, 2016

Recent graduates from the Corcoran School and GW fine arts program were among those selected for ACADEMY 16, the 16th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by BFA and MFA students in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area. Hosted by D.C. gallery CONNERSMITH, this year's exhibition is being held online though Sept. 30.

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Professor of Printmaking Part of New Collaborative Exhibition Examining the Lower East Side

September 07, 2016

Corcoran printmaking professor Georgia Deal is one of several artists featured in Causey Contemporary's new exhibition Tally

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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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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.

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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.

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2016 Art and The Book Collaborative Project Placed in Yale Library

July 12, 2016

“ReSound,” the 2016 Art and the Book graduate program's collaborative artist book project was recently placed in Yale University's Haas Arts Library Special Collections.

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Exhibition Design Student Featured in Exhibit Celebrating the Scale Model

June 30, 2016

Exhibition Design student Emily Lin’s work is currently featured in an exhibit celebrating the importance of scale models and the role they play as communication tools and creative objects in the development of design projects.

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Corcoran Alumna Wins White House News Photographer Award

June 21, 2016

As a photojournalism student at the Corcoran more than a decade ago, Jessica Koscielniak read the writing on the wall: The journalism industry was headed in a more digital direction.

Professor Clare Brown to Present on the Next Generation of Experience Designers

June 17, 2016

What’s in store for the next generation of experience designers?

That’s a question professor Clare Brown, program head for the MA in Exhibition Design program, will aim to answer during a session at the Society for Experiential Graphic Design’s (SEGD) 2016 Exhibitions & Experiences Event in August.

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150 Years of Corcoran History Now Accessible to the Public

June 09, 2016

For the first time in almost 10 years, researchers and the public will be able to get a glimpse of materials documenting the nearly 150-year history of the Corcoran Gallery and the Corcoran College of Art and Design—now the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

Questions and Answers Regarding Faculty Non-Renewals and the Future of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

June 07, 2016

As many in the Corcoran community know, several weeks ago I made critical decisions regarding the non-renewal of Corcoran faculty. Since that time, I have received many throughtful and passionate responses to the recently announced changes. As I have said to those of you who have written to me, I appreciate the conviction that accompanies these concerns. Below are answers aimed at addressing many of the questions I have been receiving. As you can imagine, these questions and answers are not intended to end discussions but rather provide a point of departure for future community-­driven conversations about the future of the Corcoran.

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Corcoran Students Explore the Intersection of Art and the Rural Environment

May 20, 2016

For Daniel Martinez Gonzalez (Photojournalism) and Patrick Quinn (BFA), the summer break began with an intensive immersion in the rural landscape of the American West.