Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art Review
In April 2014, Washington's oldest privately owned art museum entered into a collaboration with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. As of this writing, the National Gallery will acquire most of the art held by the formerly independent museum, while some of the pieces will be donated to museums around the country. The Corcoran's art—considered by many art historians to be one of the greatest collections of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century European and American masterpieces—includes paintings by Degas, Gilbert Stuart, John Copley, Rembrandt Peale, Mary Cassatt, and John Singer Sargent; photography by Richard Avedon and William Eggleston; and postwar art by Cy Twombly, Lee Bontecou, Andy Warhol, and Ellsworth Kelly. Modern and contemporary art will be displayed on the 2nd floor under the name Corcoran Contemporary, National Gallery of Art. Also in this marble Beaux Arts building will be a Corcoran Legacy Gallery, showcasing works that reflect the historical significance of the museum. As part of this partnership, George Washington University will manage not only the building, but also the highly reputed Corcoran School of Art + Design. Check the website for the latest news on this collaboration.
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