Opening Reception: Thursday, April 26 from 6:30pm to 9pm
The Corcoran’s NEXT exhibition features over 500 attendees who gather to celebrate students’ thesis critiques and discussions in the fields of studio arts, art history, interior architecture, design, dance, theatre, music and museum studies. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. RSVP here.
Held every spring, NEXT is a dynamic, interactive and innovative end-of-year show that gives DC’s art community the opportunity to see the latest in contemporary art from fresh perspectives. Visitors have the opportunity to observe thesis critiques and discussions between students in the fields of studio arts, art history, interior architecture, design, dance, theatre, music and museum studies and faculty, while students are able to build connections with potential employers and art dealers.
In addition, on April 25, from 5 – 7 p.m., there will be a NEXT Symposium: Art History, Decorative Arts & Design History, Museum Studies at the Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Flagg Building (500 17th Street, NW), where selected students will present work. RSVP here to attend the symposium. This will feature talks from:
- Gabrielle Wilks (Art History, BA) – “In the Garden of Nations: The Politics of Curation at the 1948 Venice Biennale.”
- Lizzie Doorly (Art History, MA) – “Artist Trying To Get It All Down: The Dialectic of Valerie Maynard’s Prints and the Black Arts Movement”
- Elizabeth Fox (Decorative Arts and Design History, MA) – “Like Clockwork: The Mechanical Ingenuity and Craftsmanship of Isaiah Lukens (1779-1846)”
- Michele Hopkins (Decorative Arts and Design History, MA) – “Gazette du Bon Ton: Fashion Publication as Material Object”
- Elana Oser (Museum Studies, MA) – “Deconstructing Historical Falsities: A Need for New American Indian Exhibition Methods in Museums”
- Meghna Saha (Museum Studies, MA) – “It’s Mine, Not Ours! An Exploration of the Framework of Cultural Property Law in Post-Conflict”
Exhibition can be viewed April 26 through May 20
- Tuesday through Friday: 10am – 6pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 1pm – 6pm
Corcoran School of the Arts & Design’s Flagg Building is located at 500 17th Street NW.