News Archive


Theatre and Dance Department Presents Panel Discussion: 'For Whom Are We Responsible?'

February 14, 2017

Join the George Washington University's Department Theatre and Dance for a discussion panel titled, "For Whom Are We Responsible?", which will follow GW TRDA's All My Sons on the evening of Saturday, February 18

Cellulose solar paper hooked into a voltage meter

Could Paper Be Used to Generate Electricity? New Research Shows How

February 08, 2017

Innovation Arts Professor James Sham's groundbreaking invention, "cellulose solar paper," has the potential to change our relationship with sustainable energy.

Director's Statement on the NEA and NEH

January 31, 2017

While the Corcoran does not currently receive any direct funding from the National Endowment for the Arts or the National Endowment for the Humanities, any talk of dismantling these remarkable organizations is deeply disturbing. The hallmark of a healthy, robust society is in the way it supports culture, cultural critique and excellence in the arts. The NEA and NEH have supported organizations and individuals dedicated to excellence in the arts, with a keen interest in ensuring unseen and overlooked practitioners have an opportunity to thrive. 

Gallery 102 Presents Iconic African-American Photography Exhibition, ‘Songs of My People: 25 Years Later’

January 24, 2017

Gallery 102 is pleased to present a re-imagined version of the internationally successful original work, “Songs of My People,” which debuted in 1992, looking at African American life through the eyes of 50 African American photographers.

Portrait of Director Sanjit Sethi

Corcoran Director Sanjit Sethi Featured in 'Washington Business Journal'

January 20, 2017

The Washington Business Journal recently profiled Director Sanjit Sethi and his journey back to the Corcoran after his initial visit in 1995.

Photo by Gabriela Bulisova

New Media Photojournalism Professor's Photography Captures Effects of Incarceration on Kids

January 18, 2017
New Media Photojournalism Professor Gabriela Bulisova's powerful images capturing the effects of incarceration on children were recently featured in Smithsonian Magazine. 

New 'Books of Life' Exhibition at Gelman Library Designed by Corcoran Students

December 08, 2016
Exhibition Design students Alex Leary, Maggie Hermanson, Kathryn Scheuring, Paloma Olais and Rafan Bahkali are the creative team behind Books of Life: Resilience and the Written Word from 1933 to Today, now open at Gelman Library

Digital Media Design Professor Featured in 'Washington City Paper' Annual People Issue

December 08, 2016
Juana Medina, part-time professor of animation in the Digital Media Design program, was featured in Washington City Paper's annual People Issue. Out Dec. 8, the issue introduces readers to 23 of D.C.'s "most interesting folks."

Photo by Avi Gupta

Gallery 102 Presents 'A Home Built From Memory'

November 28, 2016

Gallery 102 is pleased to present A Home Built from Memory, a selection of works by five artists that explore real and constructed memories of diaspora, migration, and movement through objects, documents, and artifacts. Using photography, painting, video, and installation, these artists re-imagine and re-construct the experience of place and displacement, while considering what we bring and what we leave behind in the process.

Joel Isaak, Łuqa’ ch’k’ezdelghayi Visions of Summer

Corcoran to Host Exhibition Examining Alaskan Identity Through The Lens of Colonization

November 28, 2016

This February, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will welcome Decolonizing Alaska, a multimedia visual art exhibit featuring contemporary artists exploring and responding to Alaska’s history of colonization and its emerging influence on sustainability, both environmental and cultural.

Image from PLAKOOKEE project

Fine Art Professor's Work Will Help Raise Funds for Local Reuse Nonprofit

November 23, 2016

Fine Art Professor Justin Plakas is partnering with local nonprofit reuse center Community Forklift this holiday season to help raise funds for the group’s public outreach programs. During a yearlong artist residency as part of the collaborative PLAKOOKEE, Plakas created a series of graphics and photographs that will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 25, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Community Forklift's Home Essentials program. The program provides free home repair supplies and other household essentials to families and individuals who qualify for need-based assistance. 

Students Celebrate Addition of 20th Century Art to White House Collection

November 18, 2016

Corcoran students were among those who honored the White House Historical Association last month for its achievements in turning the White House’s Old Family Dining Room into the first room in “The People’s House” devoted entirely to 20th century art.  

A Post-Election Message from Corcoran School Director Sanjit Sethi

November 16, 2016

A week ago many of us were shocked by the outcome of the presidential election. Specifically the election of an individual who is seen by many to be a misogynist, a racist, a homophobe and a xenophobe. Since that time we have already witnessed an uptick in hateful speech in our country’s schools, streets and places of common gathering. Confronted by this reality we need to ask ourselves: What do we do? What does the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design stand for? And what is at the heart of our core DNA?

Photo of U.S. diplomat with children

Exhibition Exploring American Diplomacy Opens at the Corcoran

November 07, 2016

Faces of Diplomacy, a collaborative project between the U.S. Department of State and students and faculty from the Corcoran School, opens Monday, Nov. 7 at the Corcoran's Flagg Building.

Image from the series "Disenchanted"

Fine Art Photography Alumna Wins FotoWeekDC 2016 Competition

November 03, 2016
Alumna Kaitlin Jencso won FotoWeekDC's 2016 Fine Art-Series Competition for her series "Disenchanted." This is the second win for Jencso, who graduated from the Fine Art Photography program in 2012 and won FotoWeekDC's Fine Art-Series Competition in 2014.