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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).
Diaspora Art from the Creole City

‘Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City’ at the Corcoran Celebrates Unique Cultural Identities of Artists with Miami Ties

October 25, 2019
Art from the Miami diaspora—sculptures, paintings, fiber art, photography and performances—find its way to the nation’s capital through an exhibition opening at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
Attendees at the Corcoran Costume Ball

In Photos: Corcoran Costume Ball 2019

October 24, 2019
Halloween at the George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is always a showcase for creativity, and this year's Corcoran Costume Ball was no exception.
Attendees at the Corcoran Costume Ball

Recap: Corcoran Costume Ball

October 24, 2019
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.
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.
Silhouetted man with red bag.

"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.
Corcoran protest

‘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.