Posts Tagged ‘Corcoran College of Art and Design’

GW Moves to Sell the Corcoran’s Fillmore School

The Corcoran's homebase, the Flagg building, might see some changes, too—but not if the D.C. Preservation League can help it.

The Corcoran Is Officially Splitting

After decades of financial struggles, a protracted debate over unanswered questions, a court filing, an activist group's Hail Mary, and drama in the courtroom, the Corcoran as we know it will dissolve as planned. Judge Robert Okun handed down an order today approving the Corcoran's cy-près petition; the institution will essentially split in two, with the college nesting under the auspices of George Washington University [...]

Why Isn’t Jayme McLellan Teaching at the Corcoran This Fall?

For the last two years, D.C. gallerist Jayme McLellan has been a public face of a group trying to thwart the dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design. In recent months, however, she was also looking forward to returning to the school in another role: professor.
Unfortunately, the Corcoran didn't share [...]

Our Fantasy Board of Directors for an (Imaginary) New Corcoran

Among the most entertaining details to emerge from last week’s court hearings over the future of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design were visions of an alternative future heralded by philanthropist Wayne Reynolds. While Corcoran trustees are in court to pursue a cy-près petition to alter the institution’s charter and [...]

On the Corcoran’s First Day in Court, Its COO Gets Grilled

Anyone who thought that the Corcoran’s dissolution was a foregone conclusion would think again after yesterday’s court proceedings. It was the first day of the D.C. Superior Court evidentiary hearing for the institution’s cy-près petition, which would allow trustees to amend the Corcoran's charter and toss the museum and the college to the National Gallery of Art and [...]

Avi Gupta’s Fabrics Keep Their Human Touch at the Corcoran

It’s tempting to turn Avi Gupta’s photographic series “There Is Here” into a parlor game, but it’s best to resist.
Gupta—a D.C.-based photographer whose Corcoran College of Art and Design exhibit is a return to the school where he was a member of the first-ever photojournalism BFA class—photographed Bengali homes in the D.C. area and in Kolkata, [...]

Q&A: Jayme McLellan of Save the Corcoran on the Gallery/College Split

Jayme McLellan, founding director of Civilian Art Projects and a former Corcoran College of Art and Design professor, isn’t happy. As a co-founder of Save the Corcoran, an advocacy group that’s worked to keep the gallery and school intact in its current location, she’s helped convince the Corcoran board not to sell its historic home, [...]

The Corcoran Finalizes its Split Between GW and the National Gallery

The Corcoran Gallery of Art will dissolve as expected, leaving more than half of its art to the National Gallery (with the rest going to other, preferably local galleries) and its educational facilities to George Washington University.
As the Washington Post reported this afternoon, the Corcoran will use $48 million of endowment money and rug sale [...]

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 [...]