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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.
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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.
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Guerilla Projectionist and Artist Robin Bell Opens Show Next to White House

January 30, 2019
Robin Bell, video artist, filmmaker and street projectionist, made a name for himself projecting social commentary on well-known venues in the Washington area, including phrases targeting President Donald Trump on the facade of the Trump International Hotel and fossil fuel awareness on the American Petroleum Institute.
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Gallery 102: 2018 Year in Review

January 01, 2019
Dear Gallery 102 Supporters, It has been another exciting year for us! 2018 has seen some of our strongest exhibitions yet, bringing in new artists and curators from across the globe whose work we are privileged to have hosted. We want to highlight and remember the key people who made this year possible!
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Corcoran Offers Art and Design Class Options for Continuing Learners

December 14, 2018
Painting, photography and woodworking are among classes available to non-degree students.
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High School Students Get Art School Application Advice at National Portfolio Day

November 19, 2018
Students showed their work to representatives from over 50 colleges of art and design.
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Transformer: A Note from Our Director

November 15, 2018
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.
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A Letter from the Director: "We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident"

November 06, 2018
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.
Ah Young Hong performing in "On the Threshold of Winter."

Facing death, affirming life: Classical music’s yin and yang in one weekend

November 04, 2018
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.
Ah Young Hong performing in "On the Threshold of Winter."

The Corcoran presents the Corcoran New Music Festival this November

November 02, 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.
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Why an Art School Took a Stand Against Censorship (and more should)

October 30, 2018
A statement from Corcoran Director Sanjit Sethi on why the exhibit, "Spiked: the Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers," happened at the Corcoran.
Alumna Tyree Brown sitting in her wheelchair on the sidewalk.

Alumna retrains herself to create art after life-altering injury

October 29, 2018
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.