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Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • We came across this place accidentally just walking around and it is not a gallery but a School of Art and Design, there are quite a few artwork pieces of students we spend about 40 minutes there and ...  read more »
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art has a robust and varied permanent collection. The Warhol, "Aunt Jemima" is definitely a favorite! Everything on permanent display is great! I am also, very fond of the Jim ...  read more »
  • Neat clean but in no way as fascinating as many of the other art galleries available to view. Pass if you are short on time. 
  • Liked the photography exbition.
  • I'm doing the pre college program and I must say they treat us like shit! Curfew is always at 10pm and they control everything we do 24/7. I wanted to explore DC and enjoy my stay in this city but they have mostly ruined it. They art classes are decent but nothing you couldn't get at a community college. They are always incompetent when it comes to keeping on schedule. There also wasn't a large variety of classes available to take either. I am constantly finding cockroaches all over the campus and in the dorms. Disgusting! They can be sure that I will never take a course here again and I'll advise my friends the same.
  • I am a photo buff and they have some great photo exhibits here from some great photographers such as Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz. They also have artists speak there. Admission is free for kids. $10 for adults and $8 for seniors.
  • The Corcoran is a microcosm of American Art. As an art appraiser with Washingtonian Appraisals we are often asked for DC gallery ideas and we frequently recommend visiting the Corcoran. It's not the biggest collection (in fact it's quite small by Washington, DC standards) but what it really offers is quality. The gallery has some fine pre-1945 American artists but if Modern/Contemporary is your passion this probably isn't your place. Personally I find the Modern Art section quite limited. What stands out most are the number of Hudson River School and American Barbizon artists. Typically there are one or two paintings by each artist but again I emphasize quality over quantity. Plus it's great for anyone to have exposure to so many of the truly great American artists. If I had a criticism it would be that the Pennsylvania Impressionists aren't represented (a shame because they would compliment the collection). The Corcoran is certainly well worth a trip for out-of-town visitors and locals alike. Enjoy the collection!
  • It's been years since I've been here, and I was happy to return. It seems some of the regular sections are closed off for renovation, but I was there for the War/Photography exhibit. The space is well laid out, if a bit wasted in the center atrium. If only more people would go...
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