Corcoran Gallery of Art

(Entrance to Corcoran Gallery of Art, photo by John Hazeltine © 2000 (please click on image for an enlargement)


Washington, DC



American Journeys - Visions of Place (2/28/14)

Francis Criss in the 1930s: A Rare Synthesis of Realism and Abstraction; essay by Gail Stavitsky (7/23/09)

The American Evolution: A History through Art (3/19/08)

Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective (12/8/05)

Picturing the Banjo (12/8/05)

Warhol Legacy: Selections from The Andy Warhol Museum (8/22/05)

Current Evince: Selected Prints by William T. Wiley from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (7/5/05)

Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art (7/5/05)

Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art -- Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell (7/29/04)

Sally Mann: What Remains (3/2/04)

American Paradigms: David Opdyke and Lane Twitchell (9/26/03)

Beyond the Frame: Impressionism Revisited, the Sculptures of J. Seward Johnson, Jr. (9/22/03)

The Impressionist Tradition in America (5/19/03)

Portraits of Places: The Prints of Childe Frederick Hassam, an American Impressionist (4/23/03)

Whistler and His Circle in Venice, article by Eric Denker (3/25/03)

Whistler and His Circle in Venice (11/13/02)

The Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, 1873 - 1921 (5/15/02)

Larry Rivers: Art and the Artist (4/23/02)

Strange But True: The Arizona Photographs of Allen Dutton (10/2/00)

Donald Sultan: In the Still-Life Tradition (4/16/00)

The Painted Sketch: American Impressions from Nature (11/7/98)

45th Biennial Exhibition: The Corcoran Collects (6/6/98)

The Peale Family: Creation of a Legacy, 1770-1870 (1997)


About the Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, a privately funded institution, was founded in 1869 as Washington's first and largest non-federal museum of art. It was known internationally for its distinguished collection of historical and modern American art as well as contemporary art, photography, European painting, sculpture and the decorative arts. Founded in 1890, the Corcoran College of Art + Design has been Washington's only four-year college of art and design offering Bachelor of Fine Art degrees in Photojournalism, Digital Media Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photography; Associate of Fine Art degrees in Digital Media Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Photography; a five-year Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Arts degree in Fine Art and Teaching (BFA/MAT); and two-year Master of Arts degrees in Teaching, Interior Design, Exhibition Design, and the History of Decorative Arts.


Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 located the following books published in connection with exhibitions at the Museum. Book names may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using Traditional Fine Arts Organization's website.

Catalogue of the Paintings, Statuary, Casts, Bronzes, &c. of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Prepared by Wm. Macleod, Published 1876 [Gibson brothers, printers]. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 23, 2005. [Full View]

Catalogue By Corcoran Gallery of Art. Published 1892 by Gibson Brothers.143 pages. Original from Harvard University. Digitized Jul 5, 2007 [Full View]

Catalogue of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, By Corcoran Gallery of Art, Published 1901 [Gibson bros., printers], 172 pages. Original from Harvard University. Digitized Jun 19, 2007. [Full View]

The Art Treasures of Washington: An Account of the Corcoran Gallery of Art , by Helen Weston Henderson, Published 1912 by L. C. Page & Company, 398 pages. Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison .Digitized Sep 13, 2007. [Full View]

Catalogue of the Paintings in The Corcoran Gallery of Art, By Corcoran Gallery of Art, published 1917 [The Gallery], 114 pages. Original from the University of California. Digitized Oct 25, 2007. [Full View]

and from Abbeville Press:

American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, By David C. Levy, Sarah Cash, and Terrie Sultan , Size: 4 x 4 3/8", Hardcover, 288 pages, 240 full-color illustrations, Published 2000 by Abbeville Press. ISBN: 978-0-7892-0625-1 Abbeville Press describes the book as "A tiny tour through one of the country's first and best collections of American art." (right: front cover of American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, image courtesy Abbeville Press.)


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