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Welcome to the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery!  We are an educational art gallery whose mission to collect, preserve, and exhibit the George Washington University’s art collection is augmented by quality exhibitions of contemporary and historic art that activate the GW Collection and reflect the greater Washington, D.C. region. 

The Brady Art Gallery has staged groundbreaking solo exhibitions of artists such as Jules Olitski, Howard Hodgkin, and Sean Scully. Exhibitions such as Icons of British Sculpture and Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido offer global visions. Complementing GW’s cultural offerings at The Textile Museum, The George Washington Museum, and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, the Brady Art Gallery provides numerous opportunities for collaboration and integration into the university’s academic programs by working with students and the GW Collection.


Five women looking at three photographs on a small wall in Luther W. Brady Art Gallery


The GW Collection, a dynamic and varied collection of over 3,800 works, has been growing since 1821 and serves curriculum-based learning and provides the basis for public programs for the wider community.  Together with the Corcoran Study Collection, these combined resources for the university community provide a showcase for the display of art in the Corcoran Flagg building and engage daily with students and faculty. 


Side image of a woman with glasses looking at a colorful print in a gallery in the Corcoran Flagg Building

In 45 plus years in the art world of Washington, DC, the last twenty years has been inspired by the exceptional legacy of Dr. Luther W. Brady’s acuity, humanity, and benevolence.  Because of his legacy, and so many other donors, GW is an artistic destination for student education.

We look forward to seeing you!