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By Ella Mitchell, Staff Writer • April 22, 2024

Corcoran Gallery drops talks with GW, could partner with University of Maryland

The Corcoran College of Art and Design is looking to partner with another area school, after talks between the art school and GW fell through in the fall. Hatchet File Photo

Months after negotiations between GW and the Corcoran College of Art and Design fell through, the art school is now mulling a partnership with the University of Maryland.

Students and faculty of the District’s only professional college of art and design will meet with a top University of Maryland administrator next week, and the school’s Board of Trustees will make a decision about the partnership proposal Wednesday, the Washington City Paper reported.

GW was in talks with Corcoran in October to steward its college while the National Gallery of Art considered a partnership with its gallery.

Corcoran has also been in talks with Harvard, Georgetown, New York and George Mason universities and the University of Texas.

Without a partnership, the college could face financial ruin.

Wayne Reynolds, a philanthropist who threw a $10,000 party in February for the Corcoran Center of Creativity, told the Washington City Paper that the institution had auctioned off fine rugs so it could forecast operations beyond March.

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