The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery was dedicated on March 25, 2002 and moved to the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design Flagg Building in June 2018. We continue to celebrate our move to the Corcoran Flagg Building and honor the legacy of Dr. Luther W. Brady, donor and university Trustee, who championed the gallery’s growing visibility within the GW community and beyond. The establishment of the Friends of the Brady Art Gallery by a group of art patrons continues to promulgate our educational mission through their support of programs and activities.
Luther W. Brady (1925-2018), B.A. '46, M.D. '48, the gallery's namesake and benefactor, was a world-renowned oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the university. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and served as a member of the university's Board of Trustees. He received the GW President’s Medal in 2015. Dr. Brady supported talented emerging artists; donated artwork such as Sam Maitin’s sculpture, Joyce, on campus; built productive bridges between arts institutions; provided able leadership to many museum boards; and contributed philanthropic support to a wide variety of beneficiaries. Dr. Brady’s memory is a “guiding light” for the gallery’s collections, exhibitions and programming. We continue to pay tribute to his vision.
Before the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery was endowed by Dr. Brady, the Dimock Gallery was the university's professional showcase for art on campus. Located in the lower level of Lisner Auditorium, the Dimock Gallery exhibited work from the GW Collection, by local artists, and studio art undergraduate and graduate students. Explore the rich history of art at GW below.