FREE October Public Programs at the Corcoran

September 30, 2010

How do I sign-up for a program?

To register for any Fall 2010 programs simply enter the Discount ID: CCADFALL2010 during the online checkout process at

Full-time Corcoran Faculty and Students are admitted to programs FREE of charge. Please, remember that your “seat” is complimentary and for standing room only when programs are sold out or filled to capacity. To be guaranteed a seat you must purchase a ticket. Guests of students may have tickets purchased at the member price through the student.

Lectures, Events, and Performances

Volunteers are needed to help check-in guests as they arrive, manage crowds, waitlists, etc. at each public program and provide more hands-on help with a family workshops. If you are interested in being add to our volunteer list please e-mail



A Life of Style

Tuesday, October 12, 7 p.m.

Join fashion, décor, and product designer and illustrator Rebecca Moses as she explores the secrets to individual style creation. A veteran of the fashion and lifestyle industries, Moses’ work has been featured in Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, Elle, Town & Country, and Harper’s Bazaar. Following the talk, Moses signs copies of her new book, A Life of Style (The Monacelli Press, 9/2010).

Stealing the Ghent Altarpiece

Wednesday, October 13, 7 p.m.

Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian’s list of the ten most important paintings ever made. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time. Join Noah Charney—author, scholar, and founding director of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art—as he tells the dramatic story of the most coveted piece of artwork in history. Following the talk, Charney signs copies of his newest book, Stealing the Mystic Lamb (Public Affairs, 2010).

I Wonder

Thursday, October 28, 7 p.m.

Marian Bantjes is one of today’s most innovative typographic illustrators and graphic designers. Her whimsical custom typography and highly ornamental and detailed art work have earned her international recognition and an enthusiastic cult following. On this evening, Bantjes discusses her unique graphic work and signs copies of her new book, I Wonder (Monacelli Press, 9/28).


Musical Evening Series: Danish String Quartet

Friday, October 8, 8 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Royal Danish Embassy / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

“These musicians play with tremendous energy, complete understanding of the idiom and consistently appealing tone.” –International Record Review. Program: Schubert, Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703; Mozart, String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”; Nielsen, String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13


The Family Jams

Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m.

In his documentary film, The Family Jams, musician and filmmaker Kevin Barker captures three young musical acts—Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Vetiver—touring the country early in their careers. The film is an intimate portrait of life on the road for these musicians, playing obscure clubs but on the verge of larger success. Kevin Barker introduces his film and takes questions following the screening.


If you would like to volunteer at either event, please contact Katie Funk ( or (202) 639-1739.

Abstract in Fact!

Saturday, October 2, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Sharpen your eye for geometry as you explore colorful shapes, diagonal lines, and puzzling forms on this visit to NOW, the Corcoran’s contemporary gallery. Following your tour, piece together primary colors and quirky shapes to create your own silk-screen abstraction on cotton paper.

Workshops are limited to children ages 8–12 and their adult companions. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Wild Beasts and Creatures

Saturday, October 30, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Journey to the wild and discover fierce lions, serpents, and beasts on this gallery safari. Let the bronze sculptures be your guide as you learn about animal fables from cultures around the world. Continue the adventure as you create your own wild creature out of clay.