News Archive


Corcoran School Winter Open House

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Winter Open House

November 13, 2015

Interested in taking one of our classes? On December 19, the Graduate, Undergraduate, and Continuing Education programs will answer questions in our atrium. 

Spirits by Kohei Urakami

Griffin Gallery Opens with Spirits Exhibit

November 13, 2015

The Corcoran's Griffin Gallery opened with Spirits: Works by Kohei Urakami.  Run by students for students, the gallery provides a platform for innovative work.

Sanjit Sethi Gives an Artist's Talk

Sanjit Sethi Greets Alumni with an Artist's Talk

November 12, 2015

Corcoran Director Sanjit Sethi greeted alumni with a special reception for alumni. He gave an artist's talk that focused on his work and his vision for the school's future.

Push Factors Exhibit

GW’s Corcoran School Offers Public Hours for Atrium Exhibit

November 02, 2015

The Corcoran School atrium is open to the public for a new photography exhibit. "Push Factors: Perspectives on Guatemalan Migration." 

Stephanie Travis

Can Stephanie Travis Save Sketching?

October 14, 2015

Is drawing dead? Don’t tell that to Interior Architecture and Design Director Stephanie Travis.

Sanjit Sethi

Video Interview: Meet the Inaugural Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

October 05, 2015

Sanjit Sethi joined the George Washington University as the director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Oct. 1.

GW Museum and Textile Museum

New Museum Received Historic Preservation Award

August 26, 2015

D.C. Historic Preservation Office honors space for Innovative Design and Adaptation.

Renovations Underway

Corcoran Renovations Underway

August 21, 2015
As GW marks the one-year anniversary of its historic agreements with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the National Gallery of Art, the iconic Corcoran Building on 17th Street is a hive of activity.
Sanjit Sethi

Sanjit Sethi Named Inaugural Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

August 04, 2015

GW announced Tuesday that longtime arts advocate and educator Sanjit Sethi will lead the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design as its inaugural directo

Sherry Zvares Sanabria Art

Virginia Campus Exhibition Honors Loudoun County Painter

July 13, 2015

Exhibition showcases the work of the late artist and alumna Sherry Zvares Sanabria, BA '59 at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus until the end of August.

MusicDept BalticStates StudyAbroad Tour

University Choir Hits All the Right Notes

June 22, 2015

GW music students traveled and performed at the Church of St. Casimir, a historic 15th century cathedral in Vilnius, Lithuania - one of four stops on their study abroad tour. 

Celebration of Textiles_Silk Road Dance Company

Museum Celebrates a World of Textiles

June 15, 2015

The Celebration of Textiles event attracted visitors for a full day of activities and performances at Foggy Bottom.

Duke Ellington Senior Art

Ellington Students ‘Experience the Unexpected’ at Corcoran School

May 13, 2015

Showing work at the Corcoran is a feat for any artist. It is an even more impressive accomplishment when the artists are in their teens.

Corcoran Building

Leo A Daly Firm Announced as Corcoran Architect

May 11, 2015

GW announced that internationally renowned architecture, engineering and planning firm Leo A Daly will lead phased renovations of the Corcoran School’s 17th Street building.

Brady Gallery Artist Conversation

Brady Gallery Illustrates ‘Art in the Making’

May 11, 2015

A new show featuring works by Jackson Pollock, Jules Olitski and Sam Gilliam explains how the process of teaching, learning and making art deserves as much credit as the end product.