Corcoran Gallery of Art
Attorneys have made closing arguments in a case that will determine the future of one of the nation’s oldest museums and one of the few independent art galleries in Washington.
Court hearings will begin this week on the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art.
Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation’s oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday.
A group working to stop the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college from merging with two larger institutions has filed an objection in D.C. Superior Court.
While museums on the National Mall will close for a government shutdown, many other Washington attractions plan to stay open for tourists.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art will exhibit works from the National Gallery’s collection while the National Gallery’s East Building undergoes renovation.
The board of trustees overseeing the Corcoran Gallery of Art has decided the Washington museum should remain in its historic building near the White House after studying a possible move for six months.
Historic preservationists are nominating the interior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art as an architectural landmark to try to protect the building as the struggling museum considers selling it.
Washington’s Corcoran Gallery of Art is considering moving from its century-old home across from the White House.