Life must go on at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, despite the unease that has settled over the institution since news broke that it is considering selling its historic Flagg Building and moving elsewhere. The museum has promised that none of its current plans will be affected, meaning that “Take It to the Bridge,” a program that could only work in that space, won’t be going anywhere. A summer performance series planned by artist Holly Bass and architectural designer Kashuo Bennett for the transom over the Corcoran’s glass entrance, the shows on the Performance Bridge will see artists Chajana denHarder, Kathryn Cornelius, and Carolina Mayorga—whose Sept. 1 performance, “Maid in the USA,” will address stereotypes of Latinas in the United States—occupying the space on Saturdays and other select dates through mid-September. It’s a novel use of an area that visitors would otherwise be totally justified in overlooking. But more than that, it’s a true bridge spanning the vast gulf between D.C. artists and Washington museums.
“Take It to the Bridge,” co-presented by the Washington Project for the Arts, runs July 18 through Sept. 15 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free admission Saturdays through Sept. 1; $10 for adult nonmembers Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. corcoran.org. (202) 639-1700.