Posts Tagged ‘Corcoran Gallery of Art’

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 [...]

University of Maryland Letter: Corcoran Notified UMD of New Plans Yesterday

A lot of people were surprised by yesterday's announcement that the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college would be absorbed by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. After all, since last April, the troubled institution had been pursuing publicly a partnership with the University of Maryland.
Leaders at UMD, it turns out, were [...]

Corcoran Staff and Faculty Stunned by Plan for Institution to Be Absorbed

At an all-staff meeting yesterday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, officials from the Corcoran and George Washington University gathered curators, faculty, and administrators to give them the news: the Corcoran would be absorbed. Staff shed tears as they learned that the college would become an adjunct of George Washington University and the museum's art [...]

Corcoran to Be Absorbed by National Gallery and George Washington University

Faculty at the Corcoran College of Art + Design were summoned to an all-faculty meeting at 4:30 p.m. today. Corcoran provost Bill Richardson urged all to attend, his "tone positive," according to one professor there. None of the professors I spoke with today knew going into the meeting that the Corcoran as they know it [...]

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, [...]

E. Brady Robinson Is in Your Workspace, Photographing Your Desk

Photographer E. Brady Robinson is putting the finishing touches on Art Desks, a volume featuring 96 images of desks and working spaces of artists, curators, art dealers, critics, and "tastemakers" throughout the East Coast. She began working on the project in Washington in 2011.
Robinson splits her time between Washington and the University of Central Florida [...]

ToDo ToDay: FotoWeek, Fall Fringe, Corcoran Community Day, and James Blake

NoMa could never be called the District’s most visually appealing neighborhood. But it has played host to heaps of local photography this year—notably during the recent FotoBazaar, and now, for the sixth annual edition of FotoWeek. This year’s photo festival kicks off tonight with a hipster-flavored cocktail-and-dance party at FotoWeek’s official HQ at the National [...]

Paul Roth Leaves the Corcoran, Again

For the second time in three years, curator Paul Roth is leaving the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Art in America's Brian Boucher reports that Roth has taken a job with Toronto's Ryerson University, where he will serve as director of the prestigious Ryerson Image Centre.
Roth has served as the Corcoran's senior curator of art and director [...]

Reviewed: “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art’s sprawling exhibit, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," is admirably complete—maybe even too complete for its own good.
Filling most of the museum’s second floor galleries, the exhibit covers everything from training to combat to the often grisly aftermath of battle; it features images that stretch from the mid-19th [...]

ToDo ToDay: Tartuffe! Drone-Inspired Art!

Fresh off its recent sold-out event at the Phillips Collection, the Picnic Theatre Company presents an abbreviated performance of Molière’s comedy Tartuffe in a very picnic-appropriate setting: Dumbarton House’s garden. The play, about a cunning man who pretends to be the very image of piety, gets an extra boost when performed in America’s political capital. Read [...]