GW's Art Gallery Opening in Corcoran Tonight
maine colonial
 6/20/2018 4:25:55 AM      Replies: 17

nj colonial6/14/2018 10:45:05 AM

A significant event in the history and development of the University.  Will check it ou the next time I am in DC.

nj colonial6/14/2018 11:07:11 AM


maine colonial6/15/2018 5:57:48 AM

With the first phase of the renovation of the Corcoran Flagg Building completed, the Luther Brady Art Gallery has relocated to the Corcoran and opened last night with the show "Full Circle: Hue & Saturation of the Washington Color School".

The Luther Brady Art Gallery had been located in a small space in the School of Media & Public Affairs for over a decade. The gallery now occupies three galleries on the first floor of the Flagg Building, arguably one of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in Washington and one of the most photographed both inside and out. LINK

What Duke Chapel is to Duke and Healy Hall is to that neighboring school, the Corcoran Flagg Building will be for GW but with even more visitors and selfies: 







maine colonial6/15/2018 6:11:38 AM

Two other shows also opened last night at the Corcoran: "Bridging Boundaries" LINK; and "Lone Prairie", a video installation. LINK

The three ongoing art shows will attract dozens of art lovers, tourists and prospective students to the Corcoran each day. And once the National Gallery of Art occupies 10 galleries on the second floor and opens its third museum late in 2019, the Corcoran will attract hundreds of people each day and possibly over 500,000 people each year. LINK


maine colonial6/15/2018 6:13:45 AM

Here's just one example of how GW is starting to Raise High in the art world: earlier this month, GW played host to the International Conference on Oriental Carpets, which drew hundreds of collectors and dealers from around the world. Registration and lectures took place at the Elliott School of International Affairs and receptions were held at both the Corcoran Flagg Building and the GW Museum & The Textile Museum. LINK





maine colonial6/15/2018 6:14:40 AM

GW's adoption of the Corcoran has already raised GW's stature in the art world when it comes to fundraising. Earlier this year, the Henry Luce Foundation awarded GW $158,000 to digitize 2,000 boxes of Corcoran records. GW is in very good company as you can see from the list: LINK LINK


maine colonial6/15/2018 7:54:57 AM

A Taiwanese medical researcher in Washington for a conference has been posting photos of Washington's attractions as he encounters them:

1. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

2. The Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

3. The Lincoln Memorial

4. The White House

5. The Smithsonian Castle (where Columbian College helds its commencements during the Civil War thanks to Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry, who ended up serving on the Columbian College Board of Trustees.)

6. The Washington Monument

7. The Corcoran and one of the Canova Lions that guards the front entrance on 17th Street (posted about an hour ago)




nj colonial6/15/2018 9:59:23 AM

Not only will the Corcoran become a major architectural icon for GW, like the other college landmarks mentioned by Maine C., it is on 17th Street in line with other monumental buildings and in full view of the White House and the Washington Monument.  Interesting that the university had considered developing a main campus at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue in the early 20th century, before settling in the old West End/Foggy Bottom.  Looks like having a significant presence on 17th Street was our destiny!


brianpaul6/15/2018 10:14:00 AM

Residents currently at the White House may interfere with GWU's destiny.

The Corcoran is an old, dowdy, 'used' building.

Perfect location, though, for a brand new Trump Centre Touriste Shoppe, selling all Ivanka, all the time. 


maine colonial6/15/2018 11:00:59 AM

It's worth noting that, according to my research, only GW and Harvard have produced leaders of both the National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. GW Law alum David Finley was the first director of the NGA. GW alum Daniel Weiss is the current president and CEO of the Met.

GW and Harvard have two of the top museum studies programs in the country. GW Museum Studies classes used to take place in Funger Hall, the old Building C. Beginning this fall, GW Museum Studies classes will take place in classrooms on the first floor of the Corcoran, including Armand Hammer Auditorium. LINK


gw alum abroad6/15/2018 11:04:37 AM

Maine-- get your nomenclature right. You meant to say "Only GW and GW on the Charles have produced leaders..." 


brianpaul6/15/2018 11:35:45 AM

Good catch, GWAA. 

Harvard is so passe. 


maine colonial6/15/2018 11:48:46 AM

With the NGA marketing the NGA Corcoran exhibitions that will take place between 2019 and 2029, GW will have the most visited university art museum building in the country surpassing even GW on the Charles' museums, which attract about 250,000 each year. The Smithsonian's Renwick Museum, which was the original Corcoran Gallery of Art before the opening of the Flagg Building, has had 309,000 visitors through the first five months of 2018. The National Portrait Gallery has had 1 million visitors during that period and the National Gallery of Art has had over 2 million.






maine colonial6/15/2018 3:51:46 PM

GW on the Charles isn’t having a great day: LINK

maine colonial6/17/2018 8:25:38 PM

Artdaily ran a story announcing the opening of the Brady in the Corcoran: LINK

the sons of liberty6/17/2018 10:48:48 PM

Good stuff.

maine colonial6/20/2018 4:25:55 AM

Here’s more information about the “Full Circle” show:




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