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NEXT Exhibition


NEXT 2019; exhibitions in the atrium

Discover the 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, 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.

 

A lion's face

 

“The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is in a constant state of reinvention. We are always striving to extract the best from our students and to prepare them for a lifetime of creative engagement and cultural leadership. In the years ahead the Corcoran will continue its commitment of providing a platform to celebrate making, to push intellectual boundaries, and to shape the future of culture."

- Sanjit Sethi, Director
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design


2019 NEXT EXHIBITION

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

Exhibition can be viewed April 26 through May 20
Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 - 6:00 PM

RSVP link coming this spring!

 


2019 NEXT SYMPOSIUM 

Wednesday, April 25, 2019, from 5 - 7 PM
Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

 


2019 NEXT THEATRE SENIOR HONORS THESES

Check back here in the spring!


2019 NEXT DANCE PERFORMANCE

Check back here in the spring!


2019 NEXT MUSIC CAPSTONE RECITAL

Music’s NEXT Capstone Recitals (all are free and open to the public):

 

NEXT Preview Camerata Thursday, April 25, during the opening (time to come)

 

Nora Wolcott, French Horn

Friday, April 26 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

 

Theresa Ranni, Voice

Saturday, April 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

 

Nicole Kremin, Voice

Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Flagg Building, Center Atrium

 

Ivan Pirsl, Trumpet

Monday, April 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium


FAQ'S

Read about common questions from students about the NEXT exhibition.