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The Corcoran Gallery of Art Stays in D.C., Faces New Challenges

by Corinna Kirsch on December 12, 2012
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Ending months of speculation, Washington D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery of Art will not put up a “For Sale” sign. On Monday, the Museum announced it would remain in its historic 19th century home. That sends a nail through the coffin of a number of dramatic possibilities—moving to the Virginia suburbs had been tabled—raised in the name of salvaging the museum’s museum’s foundering finances. Nobody liked the idea. The Attorney General didn’t like it, preservationists didn’t like it, and the Corcoran College of Art and Design didn’t either.

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The Corcoran Gallery of Art Gets a Real Estate Agent, But That’s Complicated

by Corinna Kirsch on October 4, 2012
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Who’s on Team Corcoran? For now, it’s just a team of one, themselves. It seems like everyone living in Washington D.C. wants to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art from being sold, except, of course, the Corcoran. The past month has seen some added drama to the situation: the museum hired an international real estate agent, and in response, an area non-profit has filed paperwork on the museum’s behalf that would prevent any future construction inside the museum. That’s a whole lot of architecture-preservation-legal-stuff to digest, but the biggest thing to know is that right now, the city has been bustling with activity by civilian groups opposed to the museum’s potential move.

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