Are we what we eat? Sostenibilità e arte

December 11, 2013 to January 19, 2014
Bruno Muzzolini. Wolf, 2008. Video 4 Min 44 Sec. Color DVD.

Please join us on December 11th at 5 p.m. to hear art critic and historian Antonio D'Avossa discuss the theme of nutrition as it relates to culture, necessity, pleasure, awareness, and mental/physical well-being. The night's festivities will begin in the Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium, followed by an opening reception in Gallery 31.


Are we what we eat? Sostenibilità e arte is a collaborative effort between the faculty and students at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Department of Fine Arts and the Accademia di Brera in Milan, Italy. In an exciting series of exhibitions addressing the title's theme, fifty Corcoran students and faculty members exhibited their artworks in Milan, Italy in the fall of 2013. Now, a collection of Italian students and faculty members bring their perspectives to the Corcoran's own Gallery 31 from December 11 to January 19, 2014. Through an artistic collaboration that honors the traditions of fine and visual arts, students and faculty from the two education institutions explore a contemporary theme that invites a dialogue addressing bodily and cultural sustenance that surpasses national boundaries. The end result is an appreciation of the incredible possibilities that come from an international exchange of artists and ideas.

A special thank you to our colleagues who made this collaboration possible:

Alberto Manai, Director, Italian Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C.

Cristina Renso, President, Associazione Culturale Flangini, Verona, Italy

Franco Marrocco, Director, Accademia di Brera, Milan, Italy  

Antonio d'Avossa, Exhibition Curator

Comprehensive Catalog of Brera and Corcoran works
Catalog of Corcoran student artworks
Catalog of Corcoran faculty artworks
Video - Student show at Brera San Carpoforo