HOME: Selections from the Corcoran Study Collection

image of a house
Image credit: Richard Rodriguez, Chris's Room, 1979 (printed 1980), chromogenic color print, Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Museum Purchase with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., a Federal

Is a home just the physical dwelling or is it really where the heart is? How do we depict home? Is it a place, a person, or something indescribable? HOME: Selections from the Corcoran Study Collection seeks to show many facets of home through photographic works recently returned to the Corcoran Flagg Building from works exploring Washington, D.C., the city many of us call home, to more intangible feelings of where we find comfort, to the idea of the Corcoran Flagg Building as a dedicated home for art.


The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery has collaborated with the Corcoran Study Collection and a GW Art History class, taught by Assistant Professor of Art History Lisa Lipinski, to research and write wall labels for the works in this exhibition. The project provides both hands-on research experience for students while adding to the continuing scholarship on the works in this exhibition, both goals of the Corcoran Study Collection.  

Established in 2018, the Corcoran Study Collection is a part of the broad range of arts initiatives and collections across GW's campuses. The collection consists of 830 works of art from the former Corcoran Gallery of Art's collection and serves as a resource for teaching, study, and research by faculty and students at GW.


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