Family and Alumni Weekend 2011

September 15, 2011

Dear students, alumni, family, and friends,

Join us for a weekend of activities that showcase the Corcoran and the excitement and diversity of Washington, D.C. Please check out the schedule below for the weekend’s events. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register online today to reserve your place. If you have any questions regarding Family and Alumni Weekend, please contact Stephanie Moos at (202) 639-1831 or smoos@corcoran.org.
 

Sincerely,
 

Stephanie Moos, Associate Director of Student Affairs
Caleb Fey, Manager of Alumni Relations

 

To register for Family and Alumni Weekend Events, please fill out an online registration form.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

U.S. CAPITOL TOUR
1st Street SE and East Capitol Street NE, Washington D.C.

Tour begins at 12:50 p.m.

Participants should meet at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center at 12:30 p.m.
FREE, registration required

 

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

1–4 p.m.
CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, FRANCES AND ARMAND HAMMER AUDITORIUM

4–5 P.M.
BOOK SIGNING AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS IN GALLERY 31

 

Artists and writers will learn how to take a good idea and transform it into a compelling and lively grant proposal. Discover how to research funding, decode application questions, and let the grant writing process focus career goals. In this workshop, based on Gigi Rosenberg’s book,The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing, Ms. Rosenberg demonstrates how to play the matchmaking game with potential funders, enlist colleagues and friends to help write a successful proposal, and emulate the attitudes of successful grant recipients. All attendees are asked to bring an artist’s statement and/or descriptions of the projects they want to get funded. The book, The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing, can be purchased in the Corcoran Museum Shop on October 21. Please RSVP to Kelley Robison, Career Services Specialist; krobison@corcoran.org

 

NOW AT NIGHT
8 P.M. to Midnight 

Corcoran Gallery of Art 


Celebrate contemporary art in the capital city with DJ Spooky. Join fellow art lovers and philanthropists at the second annual fundraiser for NOW at the Corcoran—an exciting program of exhibitions presenting new and site-specific work by emerging and mid-career artists.
Tickets $150; Pair of Tickets $250

Cocktail and dessert buffet
Beer, wine, specialty drinks
Music and video projections by multimedia artist DJ Spooky
Last-chance viewing of the NOW at the Corcoran exhibition Chris Martin: Painting Big
Private viewing of the newly opened special exhibition 30 Americans, and the Corcoran’s collection of modern and contemporary art. All proceeds support upcoming NOW at the Corcoran programming. To purchase tickets, visit: https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/nowatnight2011

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

FAMILY AND ALUMNI WEEKEND BRUNCH AT SEQUOIA RESTAURANT

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
 

Current Students, alumni, and their families are invited to join Corcoran faculty, staff, and administrators for a relaxing brunch at Sequoia. Located along the Waterfront in bustling and historic Georgetown, Sequoia offers amazing views of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Potomac River. Free for current students, faculty, and staff; $10 for all other guests. Proceeds will benefit the Undergraduate Scholarship Fund. 

STUDENT ART SALE

Presented by the Corcoran Student Council

11 A.M.–3:30 p.m.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, North Atrium
 

Current students will be selling their artwork in the atrium of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, photography, fine art, journals, and much more.


CERAMICS FUN FOR SOME

Session 1: 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Session 2: 2:30–4 p.m.

Downtown Campus, Ceramics Studio

Join current students and ceramics faculty members for a fun and informal workshop where you will learn to create ceramic bowls. Participants will be helping the Corcoran to meet its pledge to donate bowls to So Others Might Eat (SOME) Empty Bowls event. Benefiting SOME's meal programs, Empty Bowls is an annual event where guests enjoy a simple soup supper and may select and take home gorgeous hand-crafted bowls. Check out CNN’s coverage from the 2010 Corcoran “Bowl-A-Thon.”

 

CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART SCAVENGER HUNTS

Session 1: 1 p.m.

Session 2: 3 p.m.
 

Go on an eye-popping journey across art movements and cultures on a scavenger hunt at one of our nation’s oldest museums, the Corcoran Gallery of Art. You don’t need to know anything about art; the emphasis is on using your eyes and your wits. But after our whirlwind tour you’ll come away from the hunt eager to return on your own. With its majestic galleries and period rooms, the Corcoran offers twist and turns and works you may never have suspected were there. Highlights include an American landscape painting with a mountain named for the museum founder, a Rembrandt, a room full of gold, Impressionists, a collection of Washington Color School paintings and a stained glass window from the Cathedral of Soissons. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be awarded!

 

PARENT AND FAMILY INFORMATION SESSION

4–5:30 p.m.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

Staff members from the College’s administration and the Office of Student Affairs will make presentations on career services, study abroad, campus resources, student exhibitions, and gallery involvement opportunities. Parents and family members will gain insight into the many exciting opportunities available to students studying at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. There will be a question and answer session following the presentations. Parents will also learn how they can become more involved in advancing the mission of the college.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

CERAMICS FUN FOR SOME

Downtown Campus, Ceramics Studio 

10 a.m.–2 p.m.



CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART SCAVENGER HUNTS

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Session 1: 11 a.m.

Session 2: 1 p.m.

Session 3: 3 p.m.

 

Exhibitions on View

10 a.m.–5 p.m.,
Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design, Downtown Campus

Resources, White Halls Gallery
Fine Art Photography Senior Thesis Preview, White Walls Gallery
Agents of Change, Gallery 31
30 Americans, Corcoran Gallery of Art
Gordon Parks: Photographs from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art
Hank Willis Thomas: Strange Fruit, Corcoran Gallery of Art