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Related Programs & Events

These lectures, workshops, and classes are designed to enhance and expand upon the themes presented in the exhibition.

Lectures & Film
Visiting Artist Series
Family Workshops
Additional Programming & Events

 

Upcoming Programs & Events

 

Sculpt it!
Family Workshop
Saturday, October 15, 2011
10:30 a.m.- noon
Ages 8-12

Kalup Linzy with Hasan Elahi
Lecture
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 7 p.m.

30 Americans: A Conversation on Art and Community
Lecture
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7 p.m.

Playful Patterns
November 12, 2011
10:30 a.m. - noon
Ages 5-7

Newman Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Photography: Carrie Mae Weems
Lecture
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7 p.m.

Under the Influence
Lecture and Reception
Thursday, November 17, 6-9 p.m.

Hank Willis Thomas
Lecture
Monday, November 28, 2011, 7 p.m.

"Nine on the Ninth"
30 Americans
in Words
Monday, January 9, 2012, 9 p.m.

Barkley Hendricks with Trevor Schoonmaker
Lecture
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 7 p.m.

Inner Visions Full Circle Symposium
Friday, January 20–Saturday, January 21, 2012
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Blackburn Center, Howard University

Nick Cave
Lecture
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7 p.m.

William Pope.L
Lecture
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 7 p.m.

Kara Walker
Lecture
Monday, February 6, 2012, 7 p.m.

Xaviera Simmons
Lecture
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7 p.m.
David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland

Community Artist in Residence


LECTURES & FILM

Kalup Linzy with Hasan Elahi

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 7 p.m.
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

Free; Pre-registration encouraged

Named by New York Magazine as one of the ten most promising artists in 2007, video and performance artist Kalup Linzy is best known for his series of melodramatic videos satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap operas. On what is sure to be a captivating evening, Linzy joins Hasan Elahi, Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of Maryland, to discuss the process and inspiration behind his imaginative, hilarious, and poignant work.

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Additional support for this lecture has been provided by Floyd Coleman, Julian Fore and Beverly Sauer, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hopper lll, Dr. Herman Milligan and Dr. Constance Milligan, Joff Masukawa, Judy Norrell, Dr. Michael Pollack, and Henry Thaggert.

30 Americans: A Conversation on Art and Community

Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7 p.m.
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

$15 Members; $20 Public
Presented in partnership with Washington Project for the Arts

Join us for a discussion featuring two 30 Americans artists with local roots: Shinique Smith and iona rozeal brown. The artists discuss their fascinating work and reflect on the role that artistic community plays in their artwork and process. Independent art dealer and consultant Schwanda Rountree moderates the panel.

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Under the Influence

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 6-9 p.m.

Pre-registration is encouraged

Join us for a dynamic evening of fascinating art, lively discussion, and plenty of inspiration!

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Barkley Hendricks with Trevor Schoonmaker

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 7 p.m.
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

$15 Members; $20 Public

Many of the artists represented in 30 Americans cite Barkley Hendricks as a major influence on their artistic careers. Hendricks’ distinctive, large-scale portraits of ordinary people, often African American, remain as fresh and stylish today as when he began his career in the mid-1960s. Hendricks discusses his artistic practice in conversation with Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and curator of the recent retrospective, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool

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William Pope.L

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 7 p.m.
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

$15 Members; $20 Public

The work of celebrated multidisciplinary artist William Pope.L is known for being provocative, controversial, funny, accessible, and relevant. Join the self-designated “Friendliest Black Artist in America” as he discusses his career and inspirations, and as he reflects on themes of race, identity, and contemporary culture found in 30 Americans.               

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Xaviera Simmons

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7 p.m.
David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland

Free; Pre-registration encouraged
Presented in partnership with the University of Maryland

Combining 21st-century media and traditional art forms, artist Xaviera Simmons’ work encompasses photography, performance, video, and installation. Presented in partnership with the University of Maryland, Simmons discusses the artistic process and inspiration behind her oftentimes provocative and confrontational work.

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Family Workshops

 

Sculpt it!

Saturday, October 15, 2011
10:30 a.m.- noon
Ages 8-12

Explore the variety of materials that artists use to create three-dimensional artwork, from rustling sound suits in our special exhibition, 30 Americans, to reflective surfaces in our modern and contemporary galleries. In the studio get creative and use a variety of interesting materials to create your own three-dimensional masterpiece.

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All workshops are $8 per child, Corcoran members at the family level and above and $10 per child, public. Adult companions do not need to purchase a ticket for the workshop and re-entry to the collection after the workshop is permitted.

Playful Patterns

November 12, 2011
10:30 a.m. - noon
Ages 5-7

The contemporary artists in the 30 Americans exhibition have a sneaky way of including intricate patterns all over their work. Families explore the galleries and draw the patterns they spot. Afterwards, in the studio, everyone creates their own unique patterns from a variety of materials. 

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All workshops are $8 per child, Corcoran members at the family level and above and $10 per child, public. Adult companions do not need to purchase a ticket for the workshop and re-entry to the collection after the workshop is permitted.


30 Americans Visiting Artists Series

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design’s Visiting Artist program brings artists, scholars, and critics to the Corcoran to interact with students and other members of the Corcoran community. Each one-day visit includes intensive in-class interactions focusing on critical discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as a public lecture that highlights the visiting artist’s work and the role the artist plays in contemporary society. The Corcoran is proud to include several artists represented in 30 Americans in this year’s Visiting Artist program.

Nina Chanel Abney

Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7 p.m.
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

Lecture Video

Newman Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Photography: Carrie Mae Weems

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7 p.m.
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

Free; Pre-registration encouraged

The Corcoran College of Art + Design is proud to continue the Arnold Newman Distinguished Visiting Lecture in Photography. The annual series is generously funded by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation in memory of Arnold Newman, who had a long-standing relationship with the Corcoran and curator Philip Brookman.

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Hank Willis Thomas

Monday, November 28, 2011, 7 p.m.
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

Free; Pre-registration encouraged

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Nick Cave

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7 p.m.
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

Free; Pre-registration encouraged

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Kara Walker

Monday, February 6, 2012, 7 p.m.
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium

Free; Pre-registration encouraged

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Additional Programming & Events

"Nine on the Ninth"

30 Americans in Words
Monday, January 9, 2012, 9 p.m.
Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW

Suggested donation: $5

In this special edition of "Nine on the Ninth," the monthly poetry series at Busboys & Poets hosted by Derrick Weston Brown, four poets respond to the Corcoran’s exhibition 30 Americans. Poets will read a work of their choosing plus a 30-word poem written expressly for the occasion. Cave Canem Foundation, the national organization dedicated to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets, co-sponsors the event. Cave Canem Foundation was founded in 1996 by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady as a home for the many voices of African American poetry.

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Inner Visions Full Circle Symposium

Friday, January 20–Saturday, January 21, 2012
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Blackburn Center, Howard University

$60 Corcoran Members; $75 Public; $25 Corcoran and Howard University Staff and Faculty; Students FREE; Pre-registration required
Presented in Collaboration with Howard University Blackburn Center, Howard University and the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design

This two-day symposium brings together leading artists, scholars, educators, collectors, and students. Four panel discussions address the themes of artistic community, the legacy of collecting, the broadening of educational curriculum to allow for cultural responsiveness, and museums and the generational shift.

Panelists include Ana M. Allen (National Conference of Artists); Dr. Patricia Banks (Mount Holyoke College); Naomi Beckwith (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago); Myrtis Bedolla (Galerie Myrtis); Juanita Boyd (Millennium Arts Salon); Philip Brookman (Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design); artist Hasan Elahi (University of Maryland); artist Barkley Hendricks (Connecticut College); historian and curator Sarah Lewis; artist Wangechi Mutu; artist Jefferson Pinder; collector Vivian Laws Ritter; Franklin Sirmans (Los Angeles County Museum of Art); Dr. Graeme Sullivan (Penn State School of Visual Arts); Dr. Deborah Willis (Tisch School of the Arts at New York University); and Toni Wynn (Hampton University).

Dr. Leslie King-Hammond (Maryland Institute College of Art) is mistress of ceremonies, with Dr. Tritobia Benjamin (Howard University) giving opening remarks and Dr. Gwen Everett (Howard University) closing the symposium.

A reception and exhibition viewing at the Corcoran on the evening of Thursday, January 19 launches the symposium.

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Community Artist in Residence

In conjunction with 30 Americans, the Corcoran will host its first artist in residence program at THEARC. Targeting the teen students that are currently served by the Corcoran’s ArtReach program, Nina Chanel Abney will work with the students at THEARC for a week-long residency. The students and artist will explore themes and issues that are relevant to the participants’ lives and will create, in collaboration, a work of art for permanent display at THEARC.

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30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



Generous support has been provided by American Express for the artist lectures associated with the 30 Americans exhibition.

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