Corcoran Gallery of Art Hosting Community Meeting to Discuss Possible Move

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The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at 500 17th Street, NW.

From the Corcoran:

Community Meeting in the Mantel Room
Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Pre-registation encouraged

The public is invited to a meeting about the state of planning for the future of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design. Participants will have the opportunity to express their own views about viable options to pursue.

The meeting follows an announcement made on June 5 that the Trustees have voted to explore the feasibility of relocation as one possibility for ensuring the long-term stability of the institution, its education programming, and its thriving College of Art + Design. No decisions to sell the building or relocate the museum have been made at this time.

The meeting will be live streamed on this page beginning at 6:30 p.m.

You read the Corocoran’s initial press release below:

Corcoran Statement (PDF)

3 Comment

  • It pains me to say this, but they should probably think about moving to New York City, where there are still plenty of extremely wealthy people who are willing to patronize the visual arts.

    And the lack of thought that was put into the design of that statement letter is sadly very telling of the state of their programs today. I wish them luck.

    • What an odd comment. Has the Washington area become less affluent over the past 5-6 years? I was under the impression that it has grown economically, unlike any other region, New York and it’s suburbs have remained stagnant with some dip in it’s economic development.

  • Although the building is gorgeous, as a mom I suddenly discovered how extremely inaccessible and outdated this building really is on the inside. Challenge: getting in and moving from floor to floor with a stroller or wheelchair. You have to go to the other side of the building, get buzzed in, roll right past their priceless archive of stored art, be escorted to their apparently one and only elevator, a huge old thing for lifting sculptures that requires an operator. Feels like your are behind the scenes, but also in the Addams family mansion or some old crumbling hotel in Rome. Repeat between floors. It’s a joke.

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