Posts Tagged ‘Corcoran Gallery of Art’

Tallying the D.C. Art Scene’s Recent Wins and Losses

Yays for Capital Fringe and the Monroe Street Arts Walk, nays for the Hirshhorn Bubble and the Corcoran

In a Pseudo-Funeral, Mourners Grieve the Closing of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Black Victorian-era outfits, a march to a cemetery, and a few tears.

Six Steps to Restore Our Faith in the Corcoran

When Roy Slade came to the Corcoran College of Art + Design as dean in 1970, he found an institution at rock bottom. “The facilities and equipment of the school were poor if non existent,” he wrote in his recollections from the era. Some of his complaints will sound familiar to Washingtonians who love the [...]

The Corcoran Gallery Is Free Starting Friday

A court decision earlier this week cleared the way for the dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, with much of the art collection going to the National Gallery of Art and the building and college going to George Washington University. We'll see the first impact of the split [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Familiar Landscapes in Photos at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

“Terra Firma” is summertime filler—two small rooms of landscape photographs from the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s vaults. But in the dog days of August, filler can fit the mood perfectly.
This hodgepodge of an exhibition features characteristic landscape works by a range of photographic giants, including Carleton Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, William Henry Jackson, Timothy O’Sullivan (whose [...]

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 [...]

A D.C. Judge Accepted a Challenge to the Corcoran’s Partition. What Happens Next?

Advocates who aim to preserve the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design won a major victory in court yesterday. As the Washington Business Journal reported, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun awarded standing to several members of the Save the Corcoran group that filed a motion to intervene in the legal proceedings to [...]

Arts Roundup: Sunken Costs Edition

D.C.'s attorney general now backs the plan to break up the Corcoran. [Post]
Local environmental and rowing groups oppose a planned Mia Feuer installation of a sunken gas station in the Anacostia River on the grounds that it "could single-handedly set back the river restoration and undo years of effort on the part of the D.C., Montgomery County, and [...]

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