500 17th St, N.W. at New York Ave. (one block west and south of the White House)
Washington, DC 20006-4804 Tel: (202) 639-1700 Fax: (202) 639-1768
Internet Address: www.corcoran.org Director: Mr. David C. Levy
Admission: suggested contribution: adult-.$3.00, child-free, student-$1.00, senior-$1.00, family-$5.00.
Attendance: 250.000 Established: 1869 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: metered on street and nearby commercial lots.
Open: Monday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-5pm; Thursday 10am-9pm; Thanksgiving, 10-5;
Friday to Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Closed: New Years Day, Christmas Day.
Facilities: Architecture Beaux Arts building (1897 designed by Ernest Flagg). Clark Wing (1925 designed by Charles Platt); Food Services Cafe des Artistes (daily, llam-3pm; Thurs, 11am-8:30pm); Galleries: Library (16,000 volumes, use by appointment); Shop.
Activities: Arts Festival; Concerts: Education Programs (adults, graduate/undergraduate students and children): Films; Gallery Talks; Guided Tours (Daily, noon; also Sat-Sun, 10:30am & 2:30pm: Thurs, 7:30pm); Lectures; Performances; Permanent Exhibits; Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.
The Corcoran Museum of Art Photo Gallery
Publications: annual report; calendar (monthly); exhibition catalogues.
Founded in 1869 by William Wilson Corcoran, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is the Districts largest non-Federal museum and one of the oldest fine art museums in the nation. In addition to presenting a diverse program of exhibitions of historical and contemporary art assembled by the Gallery or by other leading art institutions from around the world, the Gallery presents concerts, lectures, and related public programs. It also maintains a fully accredited School of Art. Its permanent collection of over 14.000 objects features American and European art. The American works include early portraiture, landscapes (including a notable group of Hudson River School paintings), and contemporary art. Artists include Albert Bierstadt, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt. Thomas Cole, Willem de Kooning. John Kensett. John Singer Sargent, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. The Evans-Tibbs Collection, one of the most respected assemblages of African American art, includes works by Grafton Tyler Brown, Aaron Douglas. William Harper, and Sylvia Snowdon. The strengths of the European holdings are the Clark Collection of Dutch, Flemish, and French paintings (including the Salon Dore, an 18th-century period room) and the Walker Collection of late 19th-century and early 20th-century French painting, with works by Courbet, Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir. Holdings also include over 6,500 prints and drawings and over 4,000 photographs. Special needs access is at 1701 E Street, around the corner from the 17th Street entrance.