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Colored Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers spiked by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Spiked: The Unpublished Cartoons of Rob Rogers

Opening reception on July 18 from 6 - 8 p.m. RSVP here. Exhibition open July 18 - October 14, Open to the public Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Weekends, 1 – 6 p.m.

Admission is free.

Atrium Galleries at Flagg Building

500 17th Street NW

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

Washington, DC 20006

 

After 25 years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired in June 2018. Prior to his dismissal, the newspaper refused to publish a series of cartoons produced over three months, starting in March 2018. We invite you to Spiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers to see the original works of Rogers' unpublished editorial cartoons, alongside larger, colorized versions that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette withheld from publication. In addition to our opening reception on July 18, this fall the Corcoran will be hosting a series of conversations regarding issues around censorship, freedom of the press, journalistic integrity and the consequences of nationalism to a democracy in collaboration with both the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) and GW's School for Media and Public Affairs (SMPA).

This exhibit was produced by the Corcoran School and organized in conjunction with University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh and in collaboration with the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). The exhibit will show 18 cartoons or ideas spiked between March 6 and June 3, 2018 (10 finished cartoons and 8 sketches). Image courtesy of Rob Rogers, Andrews McMeel Syndication.

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Two patrons admiring work from Full Circle: Hue and Saturation in the Washington Color School

Full Circle: Hue and Saturation in the Washington Color School

Exhibition open June 14 - October 26; Open to the public Tues – Sat, 1 – 5 p.m.

Luther W. Brady Art Galleries

Flagg Building

500 17th Street NW

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

Washington, DC 20006

 

Washington Color School artists such as Gene Davis, Sam Gilliam, Kenneth Noland, Alma Thomas, Paul Reed, Howard Mehring, Jacob Kainen, Leon Berkowitz and others are Washington’s legacy and continually grow in stature in international‚Ä®arenas. What is particular about Washington, D.C. that may have shaped Color Field painting? The geometry, the atmosphere, or was it the presence of such collections as that of the Corcoran or the Phillips that combined to incubate the Washington Color School artists? Drawing from the GW Collection along with critical loans, paintings and mixed media will provide examples of the Washington Color School and its legacy. This exhibition marks the first for the Luther W. Brady Art Galleries in their new space in the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, a fitting venue for many of the artists represented were alumni of the Corcoran or have shown there before. Works by Davis, Tom Downing, James Hilleary, Sheila Isham, Mokha Laget, Morris Louis, Larry Poons, Ann Purcell, Reed, Anne Truitt, and Ken Young, among others, will be included.

Visual from Lone Prairie Video Installation

Lone Prairie: Video Installation by M12

Exhibition open June 14 - September 9; Open to the public Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Weekends, 1 – 6 p.m.

Atrium Galleries at Flagg Building

500 17th Street NW

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design 

Washington, DC 20006

 

M12's Lone Prairie is an experiential installation that presents video and sound field recordings captured on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado over the last year. The 6-channel sound and video installation will explore that spatial atmosphere surrounding the Last Chance Module Array, a land work created in 2015-16 in a former agricultural field. This work is much like a ghost structure–something akin to what Robert Smithson referred to as a "ruin in reverse." The forms are reminiscent of rural timber frame structures and pole barns–the array could have just been built or have been on the land slowly disintegrating over decades.

M12 is an award-winning interdisciplinary group of artists, researchers, and writers based in Colorado. The ever-evolving collective creates context-based artworks, research projects and education initiatives. The studio is primarily known for projects that explore the aesthetics of rural cultures and landscapes.  

 

Bridging Boundaries: Reopening

Bridging Boundaries: Reopening

Opening Reception on June 14 from 6 - 8 pm
Exhibition open June 14 - August 19; 
Open to the public Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Weekends, 1 – 6 p.m.

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

Professor Joseph Kunkel - a Northern Cheyenne tribal member - will draw from his own experience as an architect and community designer, with extensive experience working on building capacity in Native American communities, in this remarkable exhibit.

During the exhibition, a mural will be created by Texas graffiti artist Joerael Julian Elliott. His works range from small-scale mixed media drawings and paintings to large murals. Joerael has developed a visual and conceptual vocabulary from his direct experience as an activist and street artist.

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Sexual + Being Art Competition & Exhibition

Sexual + Being Art Competition & Exhibition

July 19, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art Competition Exhibition in Gallery 1 (500 17th Street NW), open to the public from July 19 - August 2, Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
and weekends from 1 - 6 p.m.

The D.C. Department of Health is partnering with the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design to spread the word about a new sexual health campaign launching on June 28, 2018. The campaign centers on the idea that “Sex is a natural part of being”. That being includes: Being+ confident, Being+ empowered, Being+ brave or Being+ bold, among others. The art competition is meant to illustrate the essence of a sexual being and further the discussion about sexual health in D.C. The aim of this event is to help normalize the sexual health conversation and break down barriers to the discussion of sexual health, in all aspects. Admission is free and will include light bites and a cash bar.

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Stephanie Mercedes

Stephanie Mercedes: Ring of Freedom

June 2 - June 29, 2018
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Gallery 102
801 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Through transforming weapons of violence into musical installations, Stephanie Mercedes subverts lethal materials into peaceful spaces of mourning that highlight the correlation between queer communities, trauma, and gun control.

 

 

Holiday Schedule 2018-19

Please note our exhibition spaces will be closed on the following days: 

  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Independence Day 
  • Monday, September 3, 2018 - Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Monday, December 24, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - Winter Holiday
  • Monday, January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 18, 2019 - Presidents Day
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day

 

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