Put a Corc in It! Reception On November 15 at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel

November 9, 2011

Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel and the Corcoran College of Art + Design Present the 4th Installation of Put a CORC in It!


Washington, DC  (Nov.  8, 2011) -  The Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel and the Corcoran College of Art + Design will celebrate the synergy between art and hospitality with the fourth installation ofPut a CORC in It!  A collection of contemporary works from students at the Corcoran College of Art + Design will be on display in the lounge of the boutique hotel through March 12, 2012.


Set among the hotel’s eclectic M Bar lounge and restaurant, the new exhibition lends itself to the Renaissance experience designed for the modern discoverer who lives to unearth life’s hidden gems: collecting new tastes, sights, sounds, and experiences and making them their own.

“We are thrilled to be able to present undiscovered student work in our Lounge and invite locals and hotel guests to experience  the talent available here in DC and even take the pieces home to add to their  personal collections, “ said Matt Felix, General Manager of Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel.


The newestPut a CORC in It!installation will be celebrated on November 15that 6pm with a wine tasting with artisanal cheeses and light hors d’oeuvres from Chef Devon Capili.  Corcoran leadership and supporters will join hotel guests and friends of the Renaissance Dupont Circle to honor the artists.

“The Corcoran is as excited as ever about our partnership with the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel and proud to showcase the work of our talented students as part of Put a CORC in It,” said Catherine Armour, provost and chief academic officer of the Corcoran College of Art + Design. “Through our partnership, this exhibition opportunity places a well-deserved spotlight on the Corcoran’s BFA students out in the community.”
The launch of the fall installation ofPut a CORC in It! is timed to the start of the Corcoran’s 2011-2012 academic year. Centered on the idea of direct and intense creative education, the Corcoran is Washington’s only four-year college of art and design and one of the only museum-schools in the country.



About Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel 

Renaissance Washington DC, Dupont Circle Hotel is a distinctive hotel located in south of end of Washington, DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue and M Street, NW. Situated blocks from Dupont Circle's restaurants and energetic nightlife and close to historic Georgetown, the hotel is minutes from the metro and legendary city sites. The stylish hotel flaunts a cosmopolitan lobby bar featuring a rotating exhibit of contemporary student art works from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, conveying class and provoking guests' sense of discovery, while 10,800 square feet of event space appeals to business travelers with state-of-the-art meeting facilities.  Discover a city favorite, the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel.  For more information or to make a reservation, call (888) 803-1298, or visit www.renaissancedupontcircle.com.  Follow Renaissance Dupont Circle on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Renaissance-Dupont-Circle-Hotel/159363764159894?sk=wall


About Renaissance Hotels

RENAISSANCE HOTELSis an upscale brand with more than 145 properties in 32 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection – the boutique Renaissance Malmo hotel in Sweden, the historic Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, the exotic Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in the Dutch Caribbean, the opulent Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and the modern Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, La Concha Renaissance San Juan, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe.  All Renaissance hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay.  Follow Renaissance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RenaissanceHotels, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RenHotels, and via the RLife blog at  www.therenaissancelife.com


About the Corcoran

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, a privately funded institution, was founded in 1869. It was America’s first dedicated art museum and today is Washington’s first and largest nonfederal museum of art. It is known internationally for its distinguished collection of historical and modern American art as well as contemporary art, photography, European painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. In addition, a dynamic schedule of special exhibitions is complemented and enhanced by a range of educational programming, which together seek to enrich perspectives, support the local arts community, and encourage interpretation.  The Corcoran College of Art + Designwas founded in 1890 and stands as Washington’s only four-year college of art and design, offering BFA degrees in Digital Media Design, Fine Art, Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photojournalism; a BA in Art Studies; a five-year Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching (BFA/MAT); an AFA in Digital Media Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography; and MA degrees in Art and the Book, Art Education, Exhibition Design, Interior Design, Master of Arts in Teaching, and New Media Photojournalism. The College’s Continuing Education program offers part-time credit and non-credit classes for children and adults and draws more than 2,500 participants each year. For more information about the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design, visit www.corcoran.org.