Many interesting and poignant news articles have been published regarding leadership, fundraising efforts and the subsequent selling off of real estate by the Corcoran. Here, we have compiled those stories.

April 12, 2013

Washington Post, Museums
“The Corcoran and University of Maryland: What has happened and what has to happen”
by Philip Kennicott

April 4, 2013

Washington Post, Museums
“Corcoran celebrates U-Md. partnership with a tour and tweet”
by David Montgomery

April 3, 2013

Washingtonian
“Breaking: Corcoran Gallery of Art to Join Forces With University of Maryland”
by Luke Mullins

The Washington City Paper, Arts Desk
“Corcoran Students Protest Leadership, but Action May Come Too Late”
by Kriston Capps

The Washington City Paper, Arts Desk
“Corcoran Appoints Consulting Director, Announces Deal with National Gallery of Art”
by Kriston Capps

Washington Post, Museums
“Corcoran, University of Maryland agree to explore partnership”
by David Montgomery

March 29, 2013

Washington Post, Museums
“Wayne Reynolds makes a lavish push for a bold plan for the Corcoran”
By Katherine Boyle, with contributions by David Montgomery

March 22, 2013

Washington Post, Museums
“Wayne Reynolds arranges party to bolster his plans for the Corcoran”
By David Montgomery

March 9, 2013

Washington Post, Opinions
“A fresh voice for the Corcoran Gallery’s board”
by Editorial Board

March 5, 2013

Washington Post, Museums
“Wayne Reynolds, former Ford’s Theatre chair, pitches to save Corcoran Gallery”

by David Montgomery

December 11, 2012

Art in America
“Corcoran Gallery Will Stay Put”
by Brian Boucher

New York Times, Arts Beat
“Corcoran Gallery of Art Will Stay Put”
by Patricia Cohen

Washingtonian
“Corcoran Gallery of Art to Stay in Its Current Building”
by Luke Mullins

Associated Press
“Corcoran Gallery to remain in historic DC building”
by Brett Zongker

December 10, 2012

Washington Post
“Corcoran Gallery of Art to Remain in Historic Washington Home”
by David Montgomery

Eleanor Holmes Norton supports Corcoran Staying in DC

From the website of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on December 10, 2012:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) called Harry Hopper, the Chairman of the Board of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, to thank him for the decision announced today to keep the Corcoran in the District of Columbia. She has released the following statement on the board’s decision.

“Like many residents and art lovers, I am overjoyed that the Corcoran has found a way to remain in the city where it was born and was always meant to be. For us, it was inconceivable that our oldest art museum, established here when the city was bereft of culture, would leave the city of its birth. The nation’s capital has helped nourish the Corcoran with countless visitors who come to see the Washington Monument and are told they must also go to the Corcoran. We could no more conceive of the Corcoran moving out of town than the National Gallery of Art picking up roots and leaving the nation’s capital. I am grateful to the Corcoran’s board and the partners who have come forward to help secure the Corcoran’s place in the nation’s capital, as well as to the Corcoran students, art community, and the larger D.C. community who played a role in encouraging the Corcoran’s final decision. Notwithstanding what I am sure are many tough steps ahead, those of us who were discouraged at the possibility that the Corcoran would leave Washington must do all we can to assist the Corcoran to achieve its goals and to reward its courageous decision. Today, though, we are simply grateful to the board for deciding that not only the Corcoran’s priceless art collection but the Corcoran building, itself a work of art, will remain here in its rightful place – the nation’s capital.”