The court calls them “The Intervenors,” which sounds as if it could be the name of a performance art collective. If that were true, the past few weeks would have been quite a show for the group Save the Corcoran.
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In the end, two of the Washington region’s most prestigious institutions — the University of Maryland and the Corcoran Gallery of Art — each felt a bit ill-used by the other. And two others — George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art — swooped in to feast on the pieces of a courtship gone bad.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington’s oldest privately owned art museum, opened in 1874 with a charge to encourage “American genius.” The ensuing decades included a new building and expansions, major additions to the collection and the establishment of the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington’s oldest private art museum, and its venerable college of art and design would cease to exist as an independent institution, and its key components — artwork, historic building and school program — would be taken over by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, under a plan announced Wednesday.
It was in springtime in New York, in 1930, when a fabulously wealthy 23-year-old amateur artist and reluctant denizen of the society pages named Huguette Clark bought a picture of water lilies by Claude Monet. She was following the art-collecting foot…
The University of Maryland will become the new home of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management next fall when Michael Kaiser, its founder and the current president of the Kennedy Center in Washington, relocates the organization to the university. &…
In April, the Corcoran Gallery of Art announced a partnership with the University of Maryland that the Corcoran said could lead to shared faculty members, joint student degrees and an expansion of the Corcoran College of Art and Design by hundreds of students. The details of that partnership have not been released but should be “coming soon,” according to Mimi Carter, spokeswoman for the Corcoran.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art will receive $10 million in cash and play a role in a new national arts foundation under a final settlement signed Tuesday in the titanic legal battle over the $300 million estate of copper heiress Huguette Clark.
Mike Franklin was one of the first to see the potential of downtown Hyattsville amid the clutter of car dealerships, fast-food joints and laundromats.
His Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store (complete with penny candy, children’s books and toys) has been a fixture on Route 1 for more than two decades. Almost single-handedly, Franklin created an oasis of civility in a landscape where for years neither fine dining nor fun dining was easy to find.