The Corcoran College of Art + Design faculty is committed to direct and intensely creative education. As they teach and mentor the next generation of artists, Corcoran faculty draw upon diverse backgrounds and experiences in a range of fields in and out of academia. Instruction at the Corcoran is fully integrated into the collection, exhibitions, and programs of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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Muriel Hasbun, Chair of Photography

November 13, 2013


Muriel Hasbun, Chair of Photography and Professor at the Corcoran, has been rather busy lately. Featured earlier this fall on the Smithsonian American Art Museum's website and blog, Ms. Hasbun and her photographs continue to garner attention in the current Gallery 31 show, Inter Vivos. Ms. Hasbun is no stranger to the limelight as her photo-based works have been exhibited at international venues including:  the Smithsonian American Art Museum (2013 and 2011); Maier Museum of Art (2012); Light Work and Mexican Cultural Institute (2011); the MAC-Dallas and the Michael Mazzeo Gallery (2010); the American University Museum (2008); NYU’s Hemispheric Institute at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires (2007); the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego (2007); Houston’s FotoFest (2006), the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2004); the 50th Venice Biennale (2003); the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City (1999); and the Musée de l’Arles Antique at the 29ème Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles (1998).

Her roster of professional successes doesn't end there. Ms. Hasbun is also a Fulbright Scholar (2006-2008) and is the recipient of numerous distinctions, the most recent being a Museums Connect grant for a transnational project funded by the U.S. Department of State and the American Association of Museums.

There's not much that gets in the way of Ms. Hasbun's drive to pursue her photographic passions and educate her students about the medium and the messages that photography can contain. To read more about Ms. Hasbun's feature on the Smithsonian Institution's blog, click here.

Image credits from left: Muriel Hasbun, Untitled. self-portrait. Muriel Hasbun, X post facto (5.6), from the series X post facto (équis anónimo). 2009, printed 2013. Smithsonian American Art Museum.