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Corcoran Community Meetings; National Cathedral Tours

We're heading out early for a summer weekend. Back in business on Monday.

CORCORAN—After the announcement that the museum will likely sell its downtown building, the staff has started holding meetings for the public to learn about the decision and share their opinion. The next two are scheduled for August 2nd and August 23rd and full details are in the press release after the jump. [CurbedInbox]

NATIONAL CATHEDRAL—Curious about the earthquake damage and the ongoing repairs to this Wisconsin Ave staple? The Cathedral is once again able to host close-up tours of the workmanship that went into the building, with a special emphasis on what was damaged during the quake. Also, for the month of August the Cathedral will be open until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. [CurbedInbox]


Corcoran to host listening sessions regarding the Corcoran’s plans for the future

August 2 at 7 p.m. & August 23 at 7 p.m.

WHAT: On August 2, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design will host a community meeting to discuss the Corcoran’s future and issues surrounding the Gallery specifically. This session is focused around listening to the broader Corcoran community and will include a panel of community members, including Transformer gallerist Victoria Reis, former Corcoran faculty member Bill Dunlap, and writer and performer Holly Bass. Chief Curator Philip Brookman will be on hand to answer questions, and Director of Development Communications Mark Swartz will moderate a discussion around three topics: integration of the Gallery and College, the Corcoran’s identity, and a sustainable model for the future.

Another session, focused specifically on the College, is scheduled for August 23.
Further details about this session will be announced closer to the event.

Both sessions will be livestreamed, and will accept virtual comments and questions, via the link below.

WHERE: Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design (check in at Admissions Desk) 500 Seventeenth Street NW (at New York Avenue), Washington, D.C. 20006

WHEN: 7 p.m.
August 2 – Museum Session
August 23 – College Session

TICKETS: The meetings are free and open to the public; advance registration strongly encouraged:


The Corcoran Gallery of Art, a privately funded institution, was founded in 1869. It was America’s first dedicated art museum and today is Washington’s largest nonfederal museum of art. It is known internationally for its distinguished collection of historical and modern American art as well as contemporary art, photography, European painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. In addition, a dynamic schedule of special exhibitions is complemented and enhanced by a range of educational programming, which together seek to enrich perspectives, support the local arts community, and encourage interpretation. The Corcoran College of Art + Design was founded in 1890 and stands as Washington’s only four-year college of art and design, offering BFA degrees in Digital Media Design, Fine Art, Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photojournalism; a BA in Art Studies; a five-year Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching (BFA/MAT); an AFA in Digital Media Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography; and MA degrees in Art and the Book, Art Education, Exhibition Design, Interior Design, Master of Arts in Teaching, and New Media Photojournalism. The College’s Continuing Education program offers part-time credit and non-credit classes for children and adults and draws more than 2,500 participants each year. For more information about the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, visit

Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 202 639 8574