This year, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will host the Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party, an event that showcases some of D.C.’s best contemporary visual art (including more than a few from Corcoran alumni). This is statement from the Corcoran's director, Sanjit Sethi, concerning the Transformer event this Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. in the Atrium Galleries of the Corcoran Flagg Building.
The Corcoran will be opening a new installation titled "We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident" by artists Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank. By showcasing this work, the artists hope to illuminate the pervasive misogyny that exists in our political system.
A music review of the area premiere of "On the Threshold of Winter," performed at the Corcoran Flagg Building on Saturday, November 3. The performance kicked off the Corcoran New Music Festival, which will continue until Friday, November 9. This review was originally published in the Washington Post by Anne Midgette on November 4, 2018.
The George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Music Program presents the Corcoran New Music Festival this November on the university’s Foggy Bottom Campus featuring artists Michael Hersch, Ah Young Hong, Douglas Boyce and Yarn|Wire.
After a car accident rendered her quadriplegic in 2015 – two years into her studies at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design – alumna Tyree Brown now works on 8-by-10-inch canvases with her non-dominant hand. Originally published in the GW Hatchet by Savita Govind on October 29, 2018.
On Saturday, October 20th, the Corcoran hosted its first Costume Ball, with approximately 500 attendees. The event was designed to bring together alumni, community members and GW students, to invite them into the space and show off the creativity and spirit of the school.
Corcoran Professor Dean Kessmann has been awarded one of the 2018 “Designed to Recycle” grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His design, along with 14 others, will be featured on recycling trucks hitting DC streets this fall. Originally published in the GW Hatchet by Sumriddhi Mittal on August 30, 2018.
Actress Cody Lindquist, BA ’02, has played twin sister murder victims on Law & Order and a mock action hero on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She’s appeared in commercials for Dunkin Donuts, 7-Up and Pizza Hut. She’s even performed a full Star War scene dressed as Princess Leia in a rush-hour New York City subway car.
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is welcoming new faculty members this fall who will contribute added dimension and ingenuity to both new and well-established programs. The new additions include Professors in Interactive Design, Theatre, Foundations, Exhibition Design and Music.
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University hosted an art competition and reception Thursday night to launch “Sexual + Being,” a new sexual health campaign by the D.C. Department of Health.
Kit White, author of the best-selling book “101 Things to Learn in Art School,” gifted 82 of his original drawings from the book to the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at the George Washington University in honor of the gallery’s namesake, Luther W. Brady, B.A. ’46, M.D. ’48.
In Rob Rogers’ best-known cartoon, a yellow “CAUTION” sign stands in front of a gray background. At the sign’s edge, a grotesque silhouette of President Donald Trump snatches a child from her fleeing family.
The 2017-2018 school year has been marked by innovation and exceptional growth for the Corcoran and its students, professors and staff. The Corcoran has focused on educating the next generation of cultural leaders by instilling values of creativity, empathy and innovation to effect positive social change in their local, national and international communities. The work of our students and faculty this year is a testament of that mission.