News Archive


Quincy Mata

NEXT Celebrates Work of Corcoran Students

April 30, 2018
Tyree Brown’s tiny portraits are intensely detailed, highly individual, as sharp and high-contrast as woodcuts. Up close they are almost pointillist, the figures composed of short, precise lines of graphite. And their arresting detail requires perseverance to create. Ms. Brown, now a senior at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, had to retrain herself to draw with her non-dominant left hand after a 2015 accident left her in a wheelchair without the use of her right.
Homeless Artwork by Case Baumgarten

NEXT 2018 Press Release

April 20, 2018
“NEXT,” the 2018 thesis exhibition at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, will explore a variety of themes and topics that affect us all. Budding artists will present projects focused on race, LGBTQ culture and the global problem of homelessness.
Banana Peel Creative Jam

The Winning Banana Peel

April 20, 2018
A graduating senior, Julie Hansen (B.F.A., Graphic Design, 2018), competed in last month’s Creative Jam competition, winning the graphic design judge’s first place and people’s choice second place awards. The competition was hosted in the Flagg Building by Adobe.
Flagg Building Up

A New Life for the Flagg Building 

April 18, 2018
The George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will re-open the second floor of its signature Beaux-Arts Flagg Building on 17th Street to students this fall, boasting four refurbished floors of classroom, lab and gallery space.
Corcoran Exterior Night

Great Things Are Always On Display At The Corcoran School

April 13, 2018

In reimagining creative expression and addressing critical social issues, the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of The Arts and Design is shaping culture and creating its next ge

photo of students and professors out in the plains

Art & Rural Environments Field School

January 26, 2018
Interested in the intersection of art and the rural environment? Apply to the Art & Rural Environments Field School!
students examining their interaction design project

Corcoran Launches New Interaction Design Program

January 08, 2018
Develop new interfaces and innovative applications while using design thinking to create social impact. Study how to shape the interactions between people, systems and their environments.
photo of dancers from We Speak Dance

GW Alum Takes on Netflix with New Series, "We Speak Dance"

January 04, 2018
Filmmaker Iwonka Swenson, who attended GWU as a Presidential Arts Scholar and graduated in 1998 with a BA in Dramatic Literature and a minor in Modern Dance, has recently been involved writing and producing the new Netflix series, We Speak Dance, which she calls "a labor of love." The series went live on Netflix worldwide on January 1st.
Panelists Yusef Alahmad, Caroline Woolard and Michael Mogensen with Moderator Stephen Stapleton

Artists Explore Cross-Cultural Collaborations During Corcoran Symposium

December 04, 2017

GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Hosts a Day of Panel Discussions Examining Collective Arts Projects


the Corcoran's front doors

Recent News at the Corcoran

November 14, 2017

Find out what's been going on at the Corcoran so far this semester!

Sana Ullah and Mimi D'Autremont at the IFC event

Corcoran Alums Featured at IFC Event

November 11, 2017
Congratulations to Corcoran alums Sana Ullah and Mimi d’Autremont, both recent M.A. New Media Photojournalism graduates, whose works were on display in September at the IFC - International Finance Corporation as part of its Diversity and Inclusion week.
Gregory Vita

In Memoriam: Gregory Vita

August 02, 2017
A note from the Director
Joseph Kunkel

Corcoran School Welcomes New William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor

July 24, 2017
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design has announced Joseph Kunkel as its 2017-2018 William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor of Community Engagement. Mr. Kunkel is an architect and community designer who has worked extensively on research and building capacity in Native American communities.  
A man makes a phone call after being deported

Corcoran to Host Panel Discussion On Immigration

February 23, 2017

The Corcoran, in collaboration with Curators Without Borders, will host a panel discussion focusing on immigration within the context of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. 

Alumni at Codex

Art and the Book Alumni Participate in Codex 2017

February 17, 2017

Earlier this month, eight Art and the Book alumni—representing the first graduating class all the way to the most recent in 2016—participated in CODEX 2017, the Sixth Biennial International Book Fair and Symposium in Richmond California.