Posts Tagged ‘National Gallery of Art’

Edgar Degas’ “Little Dancer” Sculpture Gets the Musical Treatment

A collaboration between the National Gallery of Art and the Kennedy Center illuminates the history of one of NGA's most famous pieces.

The Corcoran Gallery Is Free Starting Friday

A court decision earlier this week cleared the way for the dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, with much of the art collection going to the National Gallery of Art and the building and college going to George Washington University. We'll see the first impact of the split [...]

The Corcoran Is Officially Splitting

After decades of financial struggles, a protracted debate over unanswered questions, a court filing, an activist group's Hail Mary, and drama in the courtroom, the Corcoran as we know it will dissolve as planned. Judge Robert Okun handed down an order today approving the Corcoran's cy-près petition; the institution will essentially split in two, with the college nesting under the auspices of George Washington University [...]

On the Corcoran’s First Day in Court, Its COO Gets Grilled

Anyone who thought that the Corcoran’s dissolution was a foregone conclusion would think again after yesterday’s court proceedings. It was the first day of the D.C. Superior Court evidentiary hearing for the institution’s cy-près petition, which would allow trustees to amend the Corcoran's charter and toss the museum and the college to the National Gallery of Art and [...]

A D.C. Judge Accepted a Challenge to the Corcoran’s Partition. What Happens Next?

Advocates who aim to preserve the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design won a major victory in court yesterday. As the Washington Business Journal reported, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun awarded standing to several members of the Save the Corcoran group that filed a motion to intervene in the legal proceedings to [...]

A First Look at the National Gallery of Art’s New Van Gogh

It hasn't been seen publicly in over 50 years, and it's one of the National Gallery of Art's most exciting acquisitions in a very long time.
Vincent van Gogh's 1889 masterpiece "Still Life of Oranges and Lemons with Blue Gloves," part of a major recent bequest from the Mellon family, is being prepped in the Gallery's conservation lab before it's put [...]

How the National Gallery of Art Handles a 62-Piece Bequest of Rare Works

Last Friday, while you were getting ready for a weekend of barbecues and cornhole, the National Gallery of Art was already celebrating. From the estate of the late philanthropist and perennial NGA supporter Paul Mellon, the gallery received a bequest of 62 rare paintings and sketches, including some by big-name artists like Vincent van Gogh, Winslow [...]

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 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 [...]