Public Programs FREE to Students!

January 22, 2010

How do I sign-up for a program?

Full-time Corcoran Faculty and Students are admitted to programs free of charge. If you wish to register for any of the following events, please e-mail with the title of the program and your name. 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.

** Mark your calendars for a special volunteer opportunity over Spring Break**

Saturday, March 20

Arts Festival at the THEARC with the National Symphony Orchestra

Contact Melissa Green at for more information


Presenting Morgan Spurlock

Tuesday, February 2, 7 p.m.

The impact of this Academy Award-nominated director on our society is undeniable. His popular film, Super Size Me, became the first documentary to ever break into the weekend box office top ten, and his hit documentary series, 30 Days, has received widespread acclaim. Join us as Spurlock discusses the inspiration behind his revealing and oftentimes satirical films.

The Revolutionary Interiors of Michael Taylor

Monday, February 22, 7 p.m.

Michael Taylor was one of the most innovative and internationally respected design icons of the 20th century. Design expert and author Stephen Salny presents some of Taylor’s most notable interiors, and illustrates how Taylor’s work continues to influence interior design today. Following the talk, Salny signs copies of his new book, Michael Taylor Interior Design (W.W. Norton, 2009).


Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh: When did Impressionism become Post-Impressionism?

Wednesday, February 24, 7 p.m

Join Joachim Pissarro, Bershad professor of art history and director of the Hunter College Galleries, Hunter College, New York, as he discusses the life and work of Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh, two of the masters represented in the exhibition Turner to Cézanne.


Dressed to Dance

Monday, February 8, 7 p.m.


In partnership with Flamenco Festival New York–Washington Delight in an evening of Spanish dance, costume, fashion, and music! Dressed to Dance is a unique, live runway show and simultaneous dance perfor­mance showcasing a selection of historic and modern avant-garde Spanish dance costumes. Dancers take to the Corcoran’s Atrium to perform in costumes created by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, among others.

Brought to you by the Regional Government of Madrid; part of the program Preview Spain: Arts and Culture ’10.


In honor of Black History Month, these 30-minute discussions will feature works that depict aspects of the African American experience in this country. Please meet at the Information Desk.

Into Bondage, Aaron Douglas, 1936

Thursday, February 18, 6:30 p.m.

Led by Linda Powell, director of interpretation and visitor experience.

A Pastoral Visit, Virginia, Richard Norris Brooke, 1881 and Grace Allison McCurdy (Mrs. Hugh McCurdy) and her Daughters, Mary Jane and Letitia Grace, c. 1804, Joshua Johnson

Thursday, February 25, 6:30 p.m.

Led by Sarah Cash, Bechhoefer curator of American art.


Turner to Cézanne: The Evolution of Early Modern Art


Thursday, February 4, 4:30–8 p.m.

Please join us for a special tour of the special exhibition Turner to Cézanne. Explore the stylistic innovations that shaped the art of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy a glass of wine with fellow teachers and staff from the Gallery and College, and learn about the many educational opportunities for teachers and students at the Corcoran.