How do we depict home? Is it just a physical dwelling, a person, or is home really where the heart is? HOME: Selections from the Corcoran Study Collection shows many facets of home through photographic works from the former Corcoran Gallery of Art’s collection, which have recently returned to Corcoran Flagg Building. From works exploring Washington, D.C., the city many of us call home, to more intangible feelings of comfort, these works explore the many facets of home. Reinterpreted within a very personal subject, some of these photographs are unintentionally moving. Joe Cameron’s work showing reflections on the side of the National Museum of American History is imbued with new poignancy, while nearby an image of an open garage by Garry Winogrand becomes a portal to the safe interior of a home for the young child depicted. As you view these works we invite you to consider your perceptions of what ‘home’ means to you.
Since moving to their new home in the Flagg building, the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery has embraced its role to provide hands-on learning opportunities to students at GW. For this exhibition, the Gallery collaborated with students from the graduate course History of Exhibitions, taught by Lisa Lipinski, to produce this exhibition. Drawing inspiration from the works in the Corcoran Study Collection and the theme of home, students researched and wrote the wall labels for the works in this exhibition, adding to the continuing scholarship on the works.