The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University is thrilled to invite you to NEXT 2021: a dynamic, innovative, end-of-year celebration that gives students, faculty, and DC’s art community the opportunity to see the latest in contemporary art, creativity, and scholarship, presented by the graduating class of 2021.
We invite you to join hundreds of visitors to look at works in the fields of theater, dance, music, studio arts, design, art history, interior architecture, museum studies, and more.
This year, for the first time in its history, NEXT will be a hybrid virtual and physical experience, with outdoor installations on GW’s Washington, DC campus that will be on view until May 31, as well as a website where you can see students’ projects — from research papers to series of paintings to radio plays.
At NEXT 2021, you will be entertained and inspired as you observe the many ways this year’s graduating students both define and reflect society through creative works of art and scholarship. As you’ll see, this particular year, the global pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have profoundly impacted these young artists. The Corcoran is committed to preparing its students for a lifetime of creative practice and study by providing them with the tools and experiences to create innovative works while addressing pressing issues of our time.
Do not miss a moment: stay connected with the Corcoran across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to receive live updates during NEXT 2021. Also, share your thoughts by posting your own creative work and ideas on social media using #NEXT2021.
To learn more, visit next.corcoran.gwu.edu.
In 1962, Andy Warhol desperately wanted to be like his accomplished new pal, Marisol.
An exhibition of Ambrose Rhapsody Murray’s collages of textiles and sequins seek to capture the essence of her Black women figures as spirits.
Presented by Japan Society and the Agency for Cultural Affairs in association with the Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO), this hybrid film series continues through December 23.
Saldamando portrays people isolated at home, waiting out a public health crisis.
Throughout 2021, Indigenous water protectors and climate justice groups have distributed copyright-free artworks supporting recent anti-pipeline protests in Minnesota.
An art historian and food and wine writer, Leonard Barkan roves from Pompeiian mosaics to Bible passages to Shakespearean plays in search of food and drink.
Nothing is more boring than reducing Italian American identity into stereotypes, but artist John Avelluto avoids that with his wide-ranging aesthetic appetite.
This affordable, interdisciplinary program with excellent facilities and private studios offers in-person instruction for 2022.
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Online, people are calling the courtroom drawing of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplice “creepy” and “horrific.”