Dear Corcoran Community,
As the academic year closes and you embark on your summer, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a few updates:
Artist Mel Chin will join the Corcoran as the inaugural William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor of Community Engagement.
For Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan, pursuing an MFA in Classical Acting at George Washington University was a catalyst for a career breakthrough.
After trying to make it in New York without much momentum, Keegan decided that she needed to try a different tactic, she told the Washington Post Express. “I was doing all of these things to pay rent to live in New York City,” she said. “I was actually passing up auditions because I had to work. I woke up one day and thought, ‘I think I need to restart.’”
The George Washington University's Seminar on Mental Health and the Arts is hosting the First Annual Arts and Health Showcase to foster relationships and collaborations between arts and health organizations at GW and the larger Washington, D.C., community. Taking place on June 10 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, the showcase will feature short, six-minute presentations by 20 individuals and groups doing work at the intersection of the arts and health.
Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux, whose work explores the relationship between art and social space, will be the featured guest speaker at the Corcoran’s Graduation Ceremony on May 14. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design and the California Institute of the Arts, where he received a BFA and MFA respectively, Arceneaux’s drawings, installations, video and film works examine disparate histories.
In celebration of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride Alliance, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is partnering with Facebook to sponsor an artist competition for students.
Pop-up book artist and photographer Colette Fu will speak about her work, much of which is inspired by her travels around the world, at the Corcoran on April 21 from 6:00-7:00 PM in Room 107.
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's annual thesis exhibition—NEXT—opened to the public this week.
Congratulations to Corcoran Masters of Art in Exhibition Design and GW Art History students for presenting at GW’s Research Days!
Last week, the George Washington University announced that a gift from American Express will be used to restore the Corcoran’s historic external doors.
On March 22, leading Saudi artist Ahmed Mater will discuss his groundbreaking work in video, photography, painting, and installation offering an unparalleled perspective on contemporary Saudi Arabia. His talk will be from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in Hammer Auditorium.
Corcoran graduate students in the Masters in Exhibition Design program have teamed up with (RED) to create an experiential concept that tells the (RED) story through physical and emotional moments centered around audience engagement. The installation, Generation ____(RED) will open on Tuesday, March 22, and run through Saturday, March 26. Public hours are Tuesday - Friday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Come discover the next generation of (RED) at the Corcoran's Rotunda Gallery.