Posts Tagged ‘Corcoran Gallery of Art’

American University Museum Launches Gallery for D.C. Art, Aims to Absorb Some of the Corcoran Collection

The American University Museum is expanding its focus on Washington artists, positioning itself as a research center for D.C. art thanks to a substantial new gift. The study gallery, as the museum director refers to it, will support historic and thematic exhibitions on local art and artists as well as films, lectures, and other programming.
With the [...]

The Corcoran Still Needs Permission to Dissolve Itself. Here’s Its Court Filing, Annotated.

Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design filed a cy-près petition to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia seeking formal approval to revise the Corcoran's federal charter. National Law Journal reporter Zoe Tillman spotted the filing yesterday. The petition would enable the Corcoran to go through with [...]

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 Clark Monet Sells for $24 Million, Netting the Corcoran Zilch

If mo' money does indeed mean mo' problems, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is in luck: A painting of water lilies by Claude Monet owned by the gallery sold for $24 million at a Christie's auction last night, but the Corcoran won't see a penny of it.
The final bid came as a bit of a letdown—the [...]

How Much Money Will the Corcoran’s Monet Bring?

Regarding the outstanding questions facing the Corcoran Gallery of Art on the eve of its negotiated demise, museum-watchers are no closer to any answers in May than they were in April. The Corcoran, the National Gallery of Art, and George Washington University—the three parties involved in negotiations to split up the Corcoran museum and the [...]

Student Photographers Play With Presentation at the Corcoran’s NEXT

With all the uncertainty around the future of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design, the name of the annual student show—NEXT—seems hopelessly ironic this year. But what about the art?
The most notable sculptural works include Mayte Waldivia Veslasco’s eerie, spiritual series of five mounted antique, oval wood frames, [...]

The Corcoran’s $40 Million Magic Carpet Ride

Last June, the Corcoran Gallery of Art sold a small collection of rugs at Sotheby's. One of them, a famed 17th century Persian rug known as the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet, after its distinctive patterning, outdid all predictions: The piece sold for $33.8 million, well over the $5 to $7 million estimate. In all, the lot [...]

What Should Go in the Corcoran Legacy Gallery?

Heaven help the curator who’s asked to assemble works for the post-mortem gallery of the soon-to-be Corcoran Contemporary, National Gallery of Art. If a plan is approved for the Corcoran to be absorbed by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, the institution’s Beaux-Arts building will contain something called the “Corcoran Legacy” gallery, [...]

The Final Failure of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Last week, Washington witnessed a death that has been predicted year after year since at least the late 1960s. And yet, after so many identity crises and near-death experiences and especially the trauma of the last five years, the demise of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design as we know it [...]

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