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The Corcoran And Facebook Partner For Student Artist Competition

April 20, 2016

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.

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Photographer and Pop-Up Paper Engineer Artist Colette Fu to Speak at the Corcoran

April 14, 2016

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.

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The Corcoran's Annual Student Thesis Exhibition Opens

April 07, 2016

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's annual thesis exhibition—NEXT—opened to the public this week.

MA Exhibition Design students at GW Research Days

Exhibition Design and Art History Students Take Top Honors at GW Research Days

April 01, 2016

Congratulations to Corcoran Masters of Art in Exhibition Design and GW Art History students for presenting at GW’s Research Days

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Corcoran Building’s Historic Doors To Be Restored

March 28, 2016

Last week, the George Washington University announced that a gift from American Express will be used to restore the Corcoran’s historic external doors.

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A Conversation with Saudi Artist Ahmed Mater

March 15, 2016

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.

A pregnant woman holds a red balloon that reads Generation Red.

Generation _____(RED) Installation and Silent Disco

March 09, 2016

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.

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Blue Wings and AWWP Celebrate Afghan Women's Voices

March 03, 2016
On March 8, join Blue Wings and the Afghan Women's Writing Project as they celebrate the voices of Afghan women through Afghan poetry, music, visual arts and cuisine. The event runs from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Corcoran's Hammer Auditorium.
Delicate cut-out paper animals in the pages of an open book

Art and the Book Program Exhibit Features a Preview of ReSound

February 26, 2016
The Art and the Book Program is exhibiting work in Gallery One through March 6, 2016. The exhibition features work from students of the Art and the Book program spanning from 2015-2016, along with a special preview of ReSound, the sixth annual collaborative artists’ book project created by students of the Art and the Book Studio II course. 
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The Corcoran and ArtReach Partner for Fish Windsock Project

February 26, 2016
For the second year, the GW Corcoran School of Art printmaking department is partnering with ArtReach, 11th Street Bridge Project and the National Park Service to provide a series of screen printing and painting workshops and to host a Fish Bike Parade at the Anacostia River Festival in April. The workshops are on March 5 from noon to 4:00 PM.
Lynn Sures speaks about an aboriginal face drawing next to her

The Corcoran Begins Monthly PechaKucha Social Hours

February 25, 2016

On February 24, members of the GW community gathered for the Corcoran's first PechaKucha Social Hour. Faculty members from across the arts discussed their thoughts on "Art as a Bridge,"and then mingled with the audience for further conversation.

A wide range of handmade bowls in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

The Corcoran Pledges 500 Bowls to So Others Might Eat

February 23, 2016

The Ceramics Studio of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design welcomes your participation in our 6th annual community outreach project in support of So Others Might Eat. The Bowl-A-Thon will take place in the Flagg Building's ceramics studio from noon to 5:00 PM on select dates.

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The Corcoran Hosts a Pecha Kucha Social Hour

February 22, 2016
On February 26 from 5:30-7:00 PM, the Corcoran Fine Art program will host a PechaKucha-style social hour on the topic of "Art as a Bridge." Faculty members from across the arts will make short presentations in Hammer Auditorium from 5:30-6:00 PM, then adjourn to the atrium for a social hour with the audience from 6:00-7:00 PM.

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Disney Artist Nick Orsi to Speak at the Corcoran

February 19, 2016

Visual Development Artist Nick Orsi will discuss the joys and challenges of working on Disney's Zootopia. The talk will take place on March 1 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in the Corcoran's Hammer Auditorium.

Pages from Curren's exhibit featuring planetoid shapes

Corcoran alum Elizabeth Curren Speaks at Library of Congress

February 16, 2016

Corcoran alum Elizabeth Curren will speak about her artist's books at the Library of Congress on March 24 at 3:00 PM in the Rosewald Room.