Posts Tagged ‘Fred Bollerer’

Is the Corcoran Getting Better at P.R.?

Ever since June, when we broke the news that the Corcoran Gallery of Art was considering leaving its Beaux-Arts home on 17th Street NW, the institution has taken a beating from activists and opinion writers. But last week, the museum finally seemed to be putting in an effort to stay ahead of the narrative, at [...]

Does It Matter That the Corcoran Shows Just 3 Percent of Its Art?

Corcoran Gallery of Art President Fred Bollerer and board chairman Harry F. Hopper III told The Washington Post on Monday that a principal problem with the institution's current Beaux-Arts building—which the museum may be looking to sell—is that it's just too small. "The 126,000-square-foot facility, built in 1897, is so small that less than 3 [...]

Corcoran Board Votes Unanimously to Explore Sale of Building

The Corcoran Gallery of Art's board of trustees voted unanimously yesterday to find out what price its historic building near the White House could fetch if the museum sold it.
In a meeting that extended into the evening, the board made no decision whether or when it might sell its Beaux-Arts building at 17th Street and [...]

Another Summer, Another Search for a Museum Director

Corcoran director Paul Greenhalgh resigned yesterday, and if Corcoran employees want to commiserate, they should look no further than their neighbors on the Mall. In the past few years, the District's art museums and organizations have experienced a high rate of turnover for their top jobs, especially at high-profile institutions like the Hirshhorn and the [...]