NEXT at the Corcoran 2014 is a presentation of the thesis work of graduating students of the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Each year, the NEXT exhibition showcases the talents and concerns of a new generation of artists and designers at the start of their public and professional careers. Now in its fourth year, NEXT at the Corcoranhas established itself as a register of the vitality of Washington’s contemporary art and design scene. Admission to NEXT is free.
NEXT includes both work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts class of 2014 and the Masters of Arts degree programs at the Corcoran. Student artwork is shown in the main temporary exhibition galleries of the museum, where museum-goers, talent scouts, and prospective employers are invited to view the art, observe thesis critiques, and gain insight into the artists’ intentions during panels and other public programs.