Posts Tagged ‘Corcoran Gallery of Art’

ToDo ToDay: Priests! Free Admission at Corcoran! D.C. Reggae Splashdown!

What one music geek hears as a cathartic, passionate roar can be another’s off-key temper tantrum. Take local punk band Priests. The D.C. combo’s noisy sound is anchored by singer Katie Greer’s sociopolitical rants and sing-song wailing. Greer, also a member of Ian Svenonius’ Chain & the Gang, yells about consumerism in “Radiation” and Air [...]

Corcoran Appoints Consulting Director, Announces Deal With National Gallery of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design announced a whole bunch of news today, including one new hire and one new partnership—and not the partnership that museum-watchers were expecting.
Corcoran board chair Harry Hopper III announced that the Corcoran has hired a new "consulting director": Peggy Loar. She is the founding director [...]

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 and University of Maryland Weighing Partnership

University of Maryland Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin will meet with students and faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design on Monday, April 8, according to an internal email sent by Corcoran Provost Catherine Armour to Corcoran staff and faculty. Armour's email confirms that the Corcoran's board of trustees is [...]

Reviewed: “How Is the World?” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Exhibits of “new acquisitions” are hard to pull off—easier, perhaps, than exhibits of donations from particular collectors, but not by much. There’s little unity of theme, or of artistic vision; what the works share is simply that they were recently obtained. This is the challenge with the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s “How Is the World: [...]

Arts Roundup: More Arts for Anacostia Edition

A 10,000 square foot arts space, Anacostia Arts Center, is coming to Good Hope Road SE this spring. [East City Art]
Corcoran takes valuable rugs to auction. [Post]
Arena Stage and George Washington University team up for a multicity arts initiative spearheaded by Liz Lerman: the National Civil War Project. [Post]
To fund its new Laib Wax Room, [...]

Photos: Pump Me Up

Pump Me Up Opening, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Feb. 22nd.

Spray of Reckoning: How Cool “Disco” Dan Became a D.C. Mascot

Through its streetcar days, its riots, its crack epidemic, and its many-flavored scandals, Washington has remained a town of hoary legends. Men’s names, etched into marble; dead generals astride horses, gazing stonily into rush-hour traffic—for generations, these cold and glory-drunk statues have passed as public art in the District. Ask a passerby to connect a [...]

Urban Verbs, PCP, and Pink Pants: “Pump Me Up” In Photos

1980s D.C. is imbued with a mystical aura for certain people, thanks in large part to our city’s narcissistic talent for self-documentation. A couple of years ago, I met a 19-year-old kid from Guatemala who was visiting relatives in Virginia. He had a hardcore band back in Guatemala City, and had read Dance of Days [...]

More “Pump Me Up” Programming Announced

Today, the Corcoran Gallery of Art announced more programming for its forthcoming "Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s" exhibit. If you're a follower of D.C.'s rich go-go and punk-rock history, you probably won't want to miss, well, any of this. Some highlights: The March 5 talk between Ian MacKaye and curator/While You Were Sleeping editor Roger [...]

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