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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.
Poeple singing opera

Opera Lafayette shows political sycophancy, 17th-century style

November 22, 2019
Besides being a fine evening’s entertainment, Opera Lafayette’s performance of John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis” on Thursday at the Corcoran School of the Arts was an opportunity to consider how far political sycophancy has fallen.
William Atkins

Behind the Scenes of ‘Frozen 2’

November 22, 2019
Students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design got a sneak peak of sequences from Disney’s upcoming “Frozen 2”.
Flagg Building

A Beaux-Arts Landmark Gets a New Mission (and 50 New Toilets)

November 20, 2019
In Washington, the landmark building was called simply “the Corcoran” when it housed both a beloved museum and an art school. Now an intricate makeover has turned former galleries into classrooms and the old coal bunker into a woodworking shop.
Flagg Building

Corcoran School Seeking New Director

November 13, 2019
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design invites applications for a full time, tenure track or tenured appointment as Director to begin as early as Fall 2020. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Stanley Stellar, John on Howard, 1994.

East City Art Reviews — From the Margins at Gallery 102

November 11, 2019
In 1989, the Corcoran Gallery of Art cancelled a major retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work titled A Perfect Moment: Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe. The main reasons for this cancellation were the inclusion of Mapplethorpe’s photographs containing homoerotic imagery and two images of nude children.
Wang Bing


November 11, 2019
Through the work of nine artists and two documentaries, east-coast exhibition "Fast Fashion/Slow Art" depicts the insidious cycle of consumerism and waste in the garment industry.
Attendees at Transformers Gala

15th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

October 28, 2019
This year, the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design hosted the 15th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party, an event that showcased some of D.C.’s best contemporary visual art (including more than a few exhibits from Corcoran alumni).