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Wernick-Richman Lecture Series on Professional Practices

Lecture on Professional Practices (Wernick-Richman Series)

This year’s talk will feature three phenomenal professionals who do remarkable work in everything from Film to Curatorial Practice to Interaction Design. They will share their work, how they got to where they are and ideas and strategies for your own professional growth. There will be plenty of time for questions. We are pleased to welcome curator/writer/activist Kayleigh N. Bryant-Greenwell, principal/founder of Schema Design Christian Marc Schmidt, and media/film producer and actress Maggie Contreras.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6 p.m.
Hammer Auditorium, 500 17th St NW

Kayleigh N. Bryant-Greenwell
Curator. Writer. Activist.

Christian Marc Schmidt
Principal, Schema

Maggie Contreras
Film & Media Producer and Actress 


Colette Fu 3D Worlds

Colette Fu on Creating 3D Worlds

March 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

For the past decade, Colette Fu has been making photo based pop-up books focusing on the lives of ethnic Chinese minority groups. Colette will speak about this body of work, her process, and how she came upon this unique art form. Colette will also speak about her latest project, building the world’s largest pop-up book, where gallery visitors were invited to go inside.


Migratory Tales

Migratory Tales (World premiere musical)

March 29, 30, 31 @ 7:30 pm
April 1 @ 2:00 pm

800 21st Street 
Washington, DC 20052
Room: Betts Theatre

Book and lyrics by Leslie Jacobson

Music by Steve Nelson, Roy Barber, and others

Directed by Leslie Jacobson
Musical Director Philip Carluzzo

Program of Theatre & Dance in a co-production with the Program of Music

Migratory Tales is an original musical theatre piece focusing on the stories of women, men, and children emigrating to the US – right now and over past centuries. Based on interviews with people who have been displaced by conflict or sought refuge for other reasons; as well as people who have been here for generations and know the stories parents and ancestors have passed down, Migratory Tales will include song and dance from the many cultures represented, as well as pieces created expressly for this production.


Malaro Excellence Award

Decolonizing Museum Practices: 20th Annual Marie C. Malaro Excellence in Research and Writing Award Symposium

March 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

Presented by the Museum Studies program, this award honors the achievements of Professor Emerita Marie Malaro, former Director of the Museum Studies program. Each year up to three graduate students are honored for their research in the Museum Studies field. 

This year, the Marie C. Malaro Excellence in Research and Writing Award will be presented by Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President and CEO of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. Catlin-Legutko will discuss that nature of decolonizing museum practice and how it creates opportunities for Wabanaki people to feel connected to the Abbe Museum, promote cultural authority, and encourage collaboration and involvement with and between tribal community members and the museum field.

Free and open to the public


Design, Bitches

10th Annual Interior Architecture Designer Lecture

March 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

GW interior architecture presents: the 10th Annual Interior Architecture Designer Lecture, design, bitches. On March 29, LA-based architects Rebecca Rudolph and Catherine Johnson will be guest lecturing in Jack Morton Auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m. A reception will follow. 
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 

Free and open to the public

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Dudley Memorial Lecture

What Social and Political Responsibilities Does an Artist Have?

April 3, 2018 5 - 9 pm

Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

The Corcoran’s annual Dudley Memorial Lecture will feature New York Times best-selling illustrator and graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton.

Wendy’s lecture will focus on the social and political responsibilities of an artist. Should we bring a set of ethics to our work? What tools can we adapt from other fields of practice? Why is a collaborative practice important right now?

Arrive at 5:00 p.m. to enjoy a reception with beverages and light hors d'oeuvres prior to the 6:00 p.m. lecture.


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