Posts Tagged ‘Corcoran College of Art and Design’

The Best Photographic Images of 2013

The best photographic images in D.C. museums and galleries this year offered a memorable confluence of visual elements, engaged in conceptual experimentation, and made clever use of atypical materials and techniques. They were not, in other words, antiquated. But among my five favorites, only one was made in 2013.
The others were from 1947, 1956, 1973, [...]

Corcoran Students Protest Leadership, but Action May Come Too Late

Earlier this afternoon, a new student campaign called Students for Saving the Corcoran launched a protest outside of Paul Hastings, the law firm where the board of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is reportedly holding its meeting today. The board may be assembling to vote on a partnership with [...]

Corcoran to Stay Put…But How?

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design will not sell its longtime and historic Beaux-Arts home near the White House, the Washington Post reports. The museum and school, which began mulling a plan to sell its building and move elsewhere in June (as City Paper first reported), is staying put.
But [...]

Courier Culture Captures D.C.’s Shrinking Pool of Bike Messengers

Picture a typical block in downtown Washington. You probably see bike messengers darting between cars, rushing to deliver documents. And you probably see cameras sticking out of crevices, documenting that very scene. What cameras don't always capture, though, is the angst of an industry slowly decaying into an anachronism.
In the Corcoran School of Art+Design's New [...]

Corcoran Gallery Considers Selling Building, Moving Elsewhere

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is considering leaving its longtime home at 17th Street and New York Avenue NW, according to three sources at the museum.
The sources said the institution's board will vote on a plan to put the Corcoran's Beaux-Arts building up for sale. Besides those sources, several current and former trustees confirmed the [...]

Reviewed: “Next at the Corcoran: Class of 2012”

Apparently, photography isn’t dead. For the second year in a row, the graduating exhibition for the Corcoran College of Art and Design features a wealth of photography. Several series deal with rural or small-town life. Ethan Browning has produced a crisp, Coen Brothers-esque series of images of life in Frankenmuth, Mich., a predominantly German town. [...]

Corcoran Alumni Launch Tom Green Benefit Drive

Here's a heart-warmer: Alumni at the Corcoran College of Art + Design have launched a funding drive to purchase a painting by D.C. artist Tom Green, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. The alumni foundation intends to present the work to the Corcoran for its permanent collection.
In 2010, the American University Museum at the [...]

Reviewed: “Next” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Those who have any worries about photography’s future can take some comfort in the work of graduating BFA students at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. The sprawling thesis exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art includes three fine photojournalism efforts—Hanalyn Beard’s winning series on a 12-year-old girl at a D.C. public charter school, [...]

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