59th Annual Corcoran Ball—Party with a Purpose

Corcoran Women's Committee
2014 Corcoran Ball 


If you are unable to attend the Ball but would like to make a donation, please click here. 

When: Friday, April 25, 2014
Cocktails begin at 7:00 p.m. with dinner served at 8:15 p.m.

Where: The Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street, NW


The Corcoran Ball is the major fundraising event of the Corcoran Women’s Committee. Held annually in April, the Ball has netted millions of dollars since its inaugural event in 1956. Several committees managing the event production are comprised of members of the Women's Committee, the General Committee--comprised of 75 members of the community at large--and the Junior Committee. Proceeds from the 59th Annual Corcoran Ball will benefit Corcoran Access, a multi-year project to digitize the Corcoran's renowned collection. Using the latest gigapixel technology and years of scholarship, Corcoran Access will make it possible to digitally record and provide in-depth information on more than 17,000 works of art from the Corcoran's collection. The resulting high-definition images and information will be made available online, whereby generations of students, educators, researchers, art historians, and the general public will be able to study, explore, and examine one of the world's most respected collections of American Art. 

Working alongside the Ball Decoration Committee are long-time Corcoran Ball supporters Eric Michael of Occasions Caterers, Jack Lucky of Jack H. Lucky Floral Designs, and Peter Grazzini of Perfect Settings. This talented group diligently creates the elegant yet cutting-edge design trends for this spectacular night. Ball attendees stroll through the spaces viewing not only the important works from the Corcoran's collection, but also the dazzling decor developed exclusively for the event, each space exploring a different theme. The element of surprise surrounding the decor is a long-standing tradition, not to be shared with even the current Ball Committee members!

After dinner, Ball guests are invited for after-hours libations and dancing from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The after-hours only party from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., aptly titled Club Corcoran, invites its guests to enjoy dancing and drinks amid the beauty and grandeur of the event for a separate ticket price.

This year, the Corcoran Ball is pleased to announce Hospitality Partner Sofitel Washingon, DC Lafayette Square. A special weekend package has been arranged for attendees. For more information and details, please click here.  

Tickets:        Ticket prices begin at $600. Patron tickets are $750 and Benefactor level is $1500 per ticket

Guests who are 39 years of age or younger may purchase junior tickets ($350). Click here

Online Ticket sales are currently available here. If you would prefer to receive a printed invitation, please click here. 


Sponsorship Opportunities:   To learn about the many benefits of becoming a Corcoran Ball Sponsor, please click here

The media sponsor for the Corcoran Ball is Capitol File