Dialogue: Art Students’ Works and GW Collection Paintings

Baxon Hwang, The Window of Hope (Blue Sky), 2019, acrylic on cotton canvas, 52" x 52".

Students from the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will 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 B.K. Adams and John Singer Sargent, is on view through March 21, 2020.

In an effort to draw comparisons between contemporary artwork of Corcoran School students and that in the GW Collection, the chosen students’ art will hang near related pieces. 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,” Lenore Miller, director of the Brady Art Gallery, said. “This juxtaposition of student and professional work makes connections that were previously impossible in the classroom. 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.”


The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: Tuesday—Saturday: 1-5 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday.

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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