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The Art of Collecting: Gifts from the Luther W. Brady Estate

September 28, 2023 - March 9, 2024

The celebrated oncologist and philanthropist Luther W. Brady bequeathed more than 130 works of art to GWU. The works represent a transformative gift to the GW Collection and the exhibit includes paintings and sculptures by internationally renowned artists, including Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, Anthony Gormley, Nancy Graves, Richard Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Sean Scully, and Frank Stella.

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GW Collection: Faculty Selection     

September 28 - December 16, 2023

Corcoran School faculty from across all programs select works from the GW Collection of artwork, including important paintings, sculptures, graphics, textiles, ceramics, historic furnishings and photographs. They respond to the work in relation to their artistic practice, pedagogical approach or personal interests. Featuring faculty Lauren Onkey, Anna Kimmel, Marc Choi, Douglas Crawford, Andrea Dietz, Michele Carlson, Aasawari Kulkarni, Matt Eich, Schillica Howard, Susan Sterner and Caroline Woolard.




Andy Warhol's Polaroids

Andy Warhol's photographs reflect his daily life including his travels, romantic partners, social outings, inanimate objects and preparations for commissioned portraits. This exhibition focuses on the concept of the Polaroid and black and white photographs by Warhol in the GW Collection.  If read as mirrors to Warhol’s internal struggles they give insight into his feelings about being a famous and profitable artist, struggles with his sexuality and his friendships. 


Concurring experiences: together, apart

Concurring Experiences: Together, Apart

An exhibition commemorating the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 national lockdown, showcasing 27 works from the Corcoran Study Collection curated and researched by MA Exhibition Design class of 2022, Dr. Lisa Lipinksi's "History of Exhibitions". Through the lens of finding and uplifting community in times of isolation, the show follows eight themes, each linked to calls-to-actions, social justice organizations, and mutual aid funds, hoping to uplift these missions with larger audiences and community.


Richard Rodriguez, Chris's Room

HOME: Selections from the Corcoran Study Collection

This exhibition seeks to show many facets of home through photographic works recently returned to the Corcoran Flagg Building from works exploring Washington, D.C., the city many of us call home, to more intangible feelings of where we find comfort, to the idea of the Corcoran Flagg Building as a dedicated home for art.