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Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Presents Dialogue: Art Students’ Works and GW Collection Paintings

Image: Baxon Hwang, The Window of Hope (Blue Sky) (detail), 2019, acrylic on cotton canvas, 52″ x 52″.

Currently on view through March 21, 2020.

Students from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design have the opportunity to see their works on display alongside pieces from the GW Collection including artists such as Lowell Nesbitt, Alfred McAdams, James Twitty and Franklin White. The exhibition, Dialogue: Art Students’ Works and GW Collection Paintings, which also includes two new gifts of artwork by BK Adams and John Singer Sargent, is on view through March 21, 2020.

In an effort to draw comparisons between contemporary artwork of Corcoran students and that of work in the GW Collection, the chosen students’ works are hung in proximity to pieces in which one might suggest an affinity. The exhibition will continually evolve as comments and correspondence may be placed next to the pairing.

“Figuration and abstraction are just two ends of the spectrum in approaching and appreciating a work of art. Students, from beginners to advanced, have the same goal: to envision what they feel or experience and gain the skills to formulate their vision with a variety of materials and methods,” director of the Brady Art Gallery, Lenore D. Miller said. “This juxtaposition of student and professional work makes connections that were previously impossible in the classroom and the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery applauds the students’ efforts and the guidance of their professors at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.”

Funding for this exhibition was provided by the Frances and Leonard Burka Fund for the Arts and the Cecille R. Hunt Fund.

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  • Tuesday – Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th Street, NW.