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Press Releases and Media Alerts, Corcoran Gallery of Art

A sample of the press releases and media alerts I wrote as an intern at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Summer 2014).
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Press Releases and Media Alerts, Corcoran Gallery of Art

  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2014 CONTACT: Mimi Carter, Vice President of Communications, mcarter@corcoran.org, (202) 639-1867 Joanna Kauffmann, Communications Coordinator, jkauffmann@corcoran.org CORCORAN COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN PRESENTS THE GRAY AREA: LIVING IN TRANSITION July 2-July 20, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 2, Gallery 31 at the Corcoran College of Art and Design will open The Gray Area: Living in Transition, a collective exhibition that serves as a visual study of the boundaries between military life and civilian life. The Gray Area features a variety of mediums including photography, film, painting, and animation produced by members of the newly-formed Corcoran College of Art and Design Veterans Committee, comprised of Corcoran students and alumni who are veterans or current members of the reserve. After experiencing a regimented life of restrictions and expectations while in service, soldiers find that the edges between war and home can blur, as what was once black and white begins to fade into gray. One veteran and artist in the exhibition, Heather Muniz, describes this gray area as “the area that I
  • 2. have found myself in repeatedly since I’ve left the military. This is the place where I’ve left the structure of the military and entered the world of freedom. My work in this show is a manifestation of the emotional places I have been – the confusion, sadness, and anger of the experience.” Admission to The Gray Area: Living in Transition is free and open to the public during all regular museum hours. An artists’ talk will take place on opening night, Wednesday, July 2, at 6 p.m., with a reception to follow. The talk and reception are free and open to the public. VISITOR INFORMATION Admission to The Gray Area: Living in Transition is free. The Corcoran’s hours of operation are as follows: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors (62+) and students (with valid ID). Admission to Gallery 31, the Corcoran College of Art and Design exhibition space, is free. Admission to the Corcoran is free for visitors 18 and under, active duty military (with ID), and Corcoran Members. ABOUT THE CORCORAN Established in 1869, the Corcoran Gallery of Art was one of America’s first museums of art— dedicated, in the words of founder William Wilson Corcoran, to “encouraging American genius.” Today it is Washington, D.C.’s largest nonfederal art museum, known internationally for its distinguished collection of historical and modern American art as well as contemporary art, photography, European painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. A dynamic schedule of special exhibitions complements a range of educational programming, which together enriches the perspectives of the visiting public, support the local arts community, and encourage thoughtful interpretation of today’s most compelling social issues. The Corcoran College of Art and Design was founded as a school of art in 1890 and stands as Washington’s only four-year accredited college of art and design. The College is one of the few in the nation whose educational model includes an integral relationship with a museum, fostering the talent of the next generation of artists. For more information about the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design, visit www.corcoran.org. CorcoranDC Image: Brenda Marie Montague, Not a Date (Iraq), 2010. Digital inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.
  • 3. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2014 CONTACT: Mimi Carter, Vice President of Communications, mcarter@corcoran.org, (202) 639-1833 Joanna Kauffmann, Communications Coordinator, jkauffmann@corcoran.org CORCORAN PRESENTS “THE ULTIMATE URBAN SAFARI” FREE family-friendly event inspired by American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley WHAT: With the heat, humidity, and influx of tourists and visiting interns, navigating D.C.'s concrete jungle during the summer months can be a daunting task. On Saturday, July 19, let the Corcoran serve as your tour guide and join us for the Ultimate Urban Safari! Perfect for families and kids of all ages, this wild summer day will be dedicated to the animal kingdom. Discover and be inspired by creatures big and small through workshop activities and book readings. Participants will also have the chance to get involved and make a lasting difference by volunteering in an animal welfare community service project that day. All ages welcome! The Ultimate Urban Safari is inspired by the Corcoran’s summer exhibition, American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley. American Metal, on view June 28-September 28, is a retrospective survey of Albert Paley, one of the world’s most distinguished metalsmiths. Over his innovative 50-year career, Paley has often taken inspiration from animals and nature, perhaps most notably for his 2006 portal gates for the St. Louis Zoo, Animals Always. July 19 is also opening day for Mark Tribe: Plein Air, an exhibition that explores the aesthetic of landscape photography through the virtual lens of computer simulation. The images alter our perceptions, presenting landscapes from a “drone’s eye view,” a machinic perspective that is playing an increasingly important role in contemporary culture. Don’t miss your opportunity to view the exhibition for FREE on opening day! WHEN: Saturday, July 19; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. WHERE: Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, D.C. 20006
  • 4. ADMISSION: This event is free as part of the Corcoran’s Free Summer Saturdays promotion. No registration is required. More information about The Ultimate Urban Safari is available at www.corcoran.org/pride. To see a list of activities taking place during Free Summer Saturdays, visit http://www.corcoran.org/freesummersaturdays. Image: Albert Paley, Animals Always, 2006. Forged, formed, and fabricated COR-TEN steel. 36’ x 130’ x 8’. Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri. Image courtesy of Paley Studios. ###
  • 5. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2014 CONTACT: Mimi Carter, Vice President of Communications, mcarter@corcoran.org, (202) 639-1833 Joanna Kauffmann, Communications Coordinator, jkauffmann@corcoran.org CORCORAN UNCORKED PRESENTS “HEAVY METAL” JULY 16, 5-9 P.M. WHAT: Rock out at Corcoran Uncorked: Heavy Metal! Experience the Corcoran’s latest exhibition, American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley (opening June 28, 2014), and see how this master metalsmith pushes the limits of what can be done with steel, iron, and bronze. Grab some drinks and check out a welding demonstration as your favorite heavy metal classics play throughout the night. American Metal is a retrospective survey of the art of Albert Paley, one of the world’s most distinguished metalsmiths. With dozens of objects in a variety of media, from clay, paper, and cardboard, to steel, glass, and bronze, exhibition visitors will see how Paley’s art has evolved over his innovative 50-year career. For more information about the exhibition, visit http://www.corcoran.org/exhibitions/american-metal-art-albert-paley. ABOUT UNCORKED: On the third Wednesday of every month, Corcoran Uncorked brings you a themed evening full of creative art making activities, playful and enlightening gallery talks, tours & games, lively music, a cash bar, and much more. For more information, visit www.corcoran.org/corcoran- uncorked. WHEN: Wednesday, July 16; 5-9 p.m. WHERE: Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, D.C. 20006 TICKETS: Admission to Corcoran Uncorked is $12 and includes museum admission; pre- registration is recommended. Corcoran Members receive free entry and special offers each month. More details and online registration are available at www.corcoran.org/events/corcoran-uncorked-heavy-metal. ###

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