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Celebrate International Museum Day at the Corcoran (Free Admission!)

David Levinthal, a central figure in the history of American postmodern photography, has staged uncanny tableaux using toys and miniature dioramas for nearly 40 years.
David Levinthal, a central figure in the history of American postmodern photography, has staged uncanny tableaux using toys and miniature dioramas for nearly 40 years.

Washington, DC (May 15, 2013) – This Saturday, in observance of International Museum Day 2013, admission to the Corcoran Gallery of Art will be free.

What an exciting time as the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is currently hosting David Levinthal’s War Games. This very brand new exhibition is the first to feature all of the artist’s work on the subject of war. It is organized by students of the Curatorial Seminar at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, an innovative course led by curators of the Corcoran’s department of Photography and Media Arts.

Also, “How is the World” is an exhibition featuring works as varied as Paul Graham’s dramatic redefinition of street photography, Kate O’Donovan Cook’s unconventional self-portraiture, Edward Burtynsky’s striking depiction of the oil industry’s impact on the land, and Hank Willis Thomas’s exploration of the connections between spectacle and African American identity. Seen together, the works on view invite us to consider the wide-ranging issues addressed by photographers working today.

Finally, not to be missed is NEXT at the Corcoran, as this will close May 19th! This annual festival celebrates work by the graduating students of the Corcoran College of Art + Design. NEXT includes both an exhibition of the thesis work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts class of 2013 and a showcase of the Bachelors and Masters of Arts degree programs at the Corcoran. Visitors to NEXT are welcome to observe thesis critiques—discussions between the artists and their peers and instructors—and gain insights into the artistic process.

While you are there, explore the Corcoran’s collection galleries, featuring work by Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, John Singer Sargent, and more.

For more information, please go to Corcoran.org, and while you are there, Use and follow @CorcoranDC and use the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay

Also participating this Saturday, are:

Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens

National Museum of African Art

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The Phillips Collection

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