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NEXT Exhibition

Events, Performances and Exhibitions


2020 NEXT EXHIBITION

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Exhibition can be viewed April 24 through May 16
Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 – 6:00 PM


NEXT 2019: A Virtual Tour

EXPLORE NEXT 2019


Discover NEXT: A Celebration of Student Art

Held every spring, NEXT is a dynamic, interactive and innovative end-of-year show that gives D.C.’s art community the opportunity to see the latest in contemporary art from fresh perspectives. Visitors have the opportunity to observe thesis critiques and discussions between students in the fields of studio arts, art history, decorative arts and design history, interior architecture, design, dance, theatre, music and museum studies and faculty, while students are able to build connections with potential employers and art dealers.

 

What is NEXT?

The NEXT exhibition is the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's annual celebration of the brilliance and promise of its students. Each degree program at the Corcoran requires students to successfully complete an end-of-year project and then collaborate with other programs to present a building-wide exhibition in the Corcoran's many gallery spaces.

These projects may take many forms—from written research papers to a series of paintings. They all represent a culmination of a student's learning experiences at the Corcoran and a glimpse of future promise. Students exhibit their theses on the walls of the Corcoran School and present pictorial and oral presentations of their projects to an audience of their peers, faculty and the George Washington University community.

Held every spring, NEXT is a dynamic, interactive and innovative thesis show located in the Corcoran's historic Flagg Building. NEXT gives D.C.’s art community the opportunity to see the latest in contemporary art from fresh perspectives. Visitors to NEXT have the unique opportunity to observe thesis critiques and discussions between students and faculty and to gain insight into the visual form-making process. It's also an opportunity to connect GW students with potential employers and art dealers.

In this new era of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, we will be incorporating all of the Corcoran School creative disciplines including the arc of events. This year promises to be a very eventful year. Over the course over a month, we will be hosting performances, symposiums, lectures, and of course our annual exhibition.

Vote on this year's NEXT logo

Friday, November 1, 2019
2 – 4 p.m.

Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Room: Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC 20006

The NEXT DesignLab students (a group of graphic design students, led by Professor Matt Guastaferro) will present their final designs for NEXT 2020 in the Hammer Auditorium. All Corcoran students, faculty and staff are invited –graduating students are especially encouraged to attend!

After the presentation and questions, attendees will vote on the final design.

Don't miss this event to weigh-in on the NEXT 2020 brand!

RSVP


2020 NEXT DANCE PERFORMANCES

Dance Concert Spring 2020
April 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm
Artistic Director Maida Withers
Guest Artist TBA
Student Choreographers
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
Students/Seniors $10 General Admission $20
Tickets: TBA


FAQ'S

Read about common questions from students about the NEXT exhibition. Read about featured students from last year's NEXT exhibition.