Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, founded in 1890, is an art and design school in Washington, D.C., United States. In 2014, the formerly independent college and the Corcoran Gallery of Art closed, with school operations being assumed by the George Washington University, and the gallery collection given free to the National Gallery of Art.The Corcoran School is part of GWU's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.The School's BeginningWilliam Wilson Corcoran founded the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1869.

Construction had begun at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in 1859, but shortly after the exterior work was completed, the Quartermaster General's corps of the Union Army occupied the building, setting up offices for the duration of the Civil War.Work resumed immediately after the conclusion of the war, with Corcoran formally founding his gallery as an institution in 1869. The first special eve

Construction had begun at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in 1859, but shortly after the exterior work was completed, the Quartermaster General's corps of the Union Army occupied the building, setting up offices for the duration of the Civil War.Work resumed immediately after the conclusion of the war, with Corcoran formally founding his gallery as an institution in 1869. The first special eve

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