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Corcoran Offers Art and Design Class Options for Continuing Learners

December 14, 2018
Painting, photography and woodworking are among classes available to non-degree students.
Image of student sketchbook during National Portfolio Day

High School Students Get Art School Application Advice at National Portfolio Day

November 19, 2018
Students showed their work to representatives from over 50 colleges of art and design.
A dancer dressed in white spins in front of a wall covered in visual art.

Transformer: A Note from Our Director

November 15, 2018
This year, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will host the Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party, an event that showcases some of D.C.’s best contemporary visual art (including more than a few from Corcoran alumni). This is statement from the Corcoran's director, Sanjit Sethi, concerning the Transformer event this Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. in the Atrium Galleries of the Corcoran Flagg Building.
We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

A Letter from the Director: "We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident"

November 06, 2018
The Corcoran will be opening a new installation titled "We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident" by artists Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank. By showcasing this work, the artists hope to illuminate the pervasive misogyny that exists in our political system.
Ah Young Hong performing in "On the Threshold of Winter."

Facing death, affirming life: Classical music’s yin and yang in one weekend

November 04, 2018
A music review of the area premiere of "On the Threshold of Winter," performed at the Corcoran Flagg Building on Saturday, November 3. The performance kicked off the Corcoran New Music Festival, which will continue until Friday, November 9. This review was originally published in the Washington Post by Anne Midgette on November 4, 2018.
Ah Young Hong performing in "On the Threshold of Winter."

The Corcoran presents the Corcoran New Music Festival this November

November 02, 2018
The George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Music Program presents the Corcoran New Music Festival this November on the university’s Foggy Bottom Campus featuring artists Michael Hersch, Ah Young Hong, Douglas Boyce and Yarn|Wire.
Rogers and Telnaes discuss censorship with Sethi at the Corcoran.

Why an Art School Took a Stand Against Censorship (and more should)

October 30, 2018
A statement from Corcoran Director Sanjit Sethi on why the exhibit, "Spiked: the Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers," happened at the Corcoran.
Alumna Tyree Brown sitting in her wheelchair on the sidewalk.

Alumna retrains herself to create art after life-altering injury

October 29, 2018
After a car accident rendered her quadriplegic in 2015 – two years into her studies at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design – alumna Tyree Brown now works on 8-by-10-inch canvases with her non-dominant hand. Originally published in the GW Hatchet by Savita Govind on October 29, 2018.
Guests view Rogers' work at opening night of "Spiked" exhibit.

Fall 2018: Corcoran News Update

October 25, 2018
The Corcoran School had an exciting summer full of new exhibitions and community programs as well as welcoming new faculty members and celebrating student accomplishments.
Attendees at the Corcoran Costume Ball

Recap: Corcoran Costume Ball

October 22, 2018
On Saturday, October 20th, the Corcoran hosted its first Costume Ball, with approximately 500 attendees. The event was designed to bring together alumni, community members and GW students, to invite them into the space and show off the creativity and spirit of the school.
Dean Kessmann's recycling truck design

Revamped recycling trucks feature artwork from professor, local artists

August 30, 2018
Corcoran Professor Dean Kessmann has been awarded one of the 2018 “Designed to Recycle” grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His design, along with 14 others, will be featured on recycling trucks hitting DC streets this fall. Originally published in the GW Hatchet by Sumriddhi Mittal on August 30, 2018.
Photo of Cody Lindquist, BA ’02

Comedy Central: Alumna Polls Political Laughs

August 17, 2018
Actress Cody Lindquist, BA ’02, has played twin sister murder victims on Law & Order and a mock action hero on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She’s appeared in commercials for Dunkin Donuts, 7-Up and Pizza Hut. She’s even performed a full Star War scene dressed as Princess Leia in a rush-hour New York City subway car.
Jae Rhim Lee researching for her Infinity Mushroom Project

Announcing New Faculty joining the Corcoran Fall 2018

August 07, 2018
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is welcoming new faculty members this fall who will contribute added dimension and ingenuity to both new and well-established programs. The new additions include Professors in Interactive Design, Theatre, Foundations, Exhibition Design and Music.
Michael Kharfen of the D.C. Department of Health speaks at the Sexual+Being campaign launch event Thursday. (William Atkins/GW T

‘Sexual + Being’ Launches at Corcoran

July 26, 2018
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University hosted an art competition and reception Thursday night to launch “Sexual + Being,” a new sexual health campaign by the D.C. Department of Health.
A drawing from Kit White's "101 Things to Learn in Art School." (Amazon)

Drawings from '101 Things to Learn in Art School' Donated to Brady Gallery

July 26, 2018
Kit White, author of the best-selling book “101 Things to Learn in Art School,” gifted 82 of his original drawings from the book to the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at the George Washington University in honor of the gallery’s namesake, Luther W. Brady, B.A. ’46, M.D. ’48.