April 23–May 22
The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design presents NEXT at the Corcoran: BFA Class of 2011, a dynamic, interactive, and innovative exhibition featuring the thesis work of the senior students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at the Corcoran. With emphasis on the process that students undergo to create their final thesis projects, the exhibition features the work of each senior in design, fine art, and photography. Visitors to NEXT have the unique opportunity to observe thesis critiques—discussions between the artists and their peers and instructors—and gain insights into the artists' intentions. Alongside the Corcoran's contemporary program, NOW at the Corcoran, the student exhibition, NEXT at the Corcoran, celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating seniors and confirms the Corcoran's commitment to showcasing emerging artists. For more than 120 years, the Corcoran has educated and trained students – the next generation of America's artists – while displaying the most important works of the time.
Admission to NEXT at the Corcoran is FREE.