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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]