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Friday, June 25, 2010

FREE SUMMER SATURDAYS AT THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART May 29 – September 4

Go to the Corcoran on Saturdays this summer for FREE admission, plus Gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances for families and all ages! Beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, enjoy summer exhibitions and programming free of charge. Special programs, many free, have been planned to celebrate the Corcoran’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change and Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.

For more information on Free Summer Saturdays, visit www.corcoran.org/freesummersaturdays.

The schedule for Free Summer Saturdays programming is as follows:
Every Saturday:
Chalk Drawings; 11a.m. - 4p.m. 
Corcoran alum Randolph Williams recreates highlights from the Corcoran’s permanent collection with
chalk on the corner of 17th Street and New York Avenue.

Highlights Tours; 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Join a guided tour through the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

Saturday, June 26; Noon – 3 p.m.
Sketching in the Atrium sketching from a life model. All materials are provided.

Saturday, July 3Chuck Close Prints:  Process and Collaboration opens

Saturday, July 10; 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Pulp to Paper (Family workshop)
Pre-registration is required.
Paint and canvas are not the only tools artists use to create. See portraits made from wood blocks,
strings, and even paper pulp in the special exhibition Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.
Following the tour, create your own hand-made paper from bits of paper pulp. $8 per child, Corcoran Members at the Family level and above; $12 per child, Public. To register, visit www. corcoran.org/family/family_programs.php.

Saturday, July 10; 1 p.m.
Tim Fort’s Muybridge-a-scope Domino Presentation in the Atrium
Tim Fort's kinetic gadgets go beyond ordinary domino tumbling to encompass other chain-reaction
techniques like the Muybridgeoscope, an animated device resembling a flip book. For the show, Fort
takes over the Corcoran’s North Atrium to create one of his unique kinetic gadgets that mixes several of
Eadweard Muybridge's motion studies into the design.

Saturday, July 10; 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Pulp to Paper (Adult workshop)
Pre-registration required.
Paint and canvas are not the only tools artists use to create. See portraits made from wood blocks, strings,
and even paper pulp in the special exhibition, Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration. Following
the tour, create your own hand-made paper from bits of paper pulp. $8 Corcoran Members; $12 Public.
To register, visit www.corcoran.org/calendar or call (202) 639-1770.

Saturday, July 17; 2 p.m.
MONTAGE Music Society’s Starry Night Project
…such lovely music written exclusively about works of visual art is its own justification…
--Gramophone Magazine, 2009
Boston’s MONTAGE Music Society’s Starry Night Project features music of noted living American composers written exclusively about works of visual art. Combining original, contemporary music with artwork by such important visual artists as Rousseau, Van Gogh, Matisse, Degas, and Picasso, Starry Night Project connects the ear to the eye, and the eye to the ear. Forging these connections between art forms encourages active listening and observation and stimulates fresh, new insights in to the musical and visual creative processes. Learn more at http://www.montagemusicsociety.org/starrynight.html.

Saturday, July 24; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Community Art Project
Pre-registration required.
Visitors work collaboratively on a Chuck Close inspired mystery portrait project in the Corcoran’s education workshop. Please join us to create a large-scale image of an artwork from the Corcoran’s permanent collection that will then be displayed in the atrium. To register, visit www.corcoran.org/programs.

Saturday, July 31; Noon – 3 p.m.
Sketching in the Atrium
Join us for sketching from a life model. All materials are provided.

Saturday, July 31; 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Art and Architecture at the Corcoran Gallery of Art: A Photo Safari
Pre-registration required.
Join E. David Luria of Washington Photo Safari in our galleries to learn how to successfully photograph
art in museums without using a flash or tripod. The program focuses on 18th through 20th century
American and European paintings, sculpture, and architecture at the Corcoran. $15 Members; $20 Public.
To register, visit www.corcoran.org/programs.

Saturday, August 7; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Community Art Project
Pre-registration is required.
Visitors work collaboratively on a Chuck Close inspired mystery portrait project in the Corcoran’s
education workshop. Join us to create a large-scale image of an artwork from the Corcoran collection that
will then be displayed in the atrium. To register, visit www.corcoran.org/programs.

Saturday, August 14; 10:30 a.m. – Noon
What a Relief! (Family Workshop)
Pre-registration required.
Come face to face with the many colors and shapes that make up a portrait in the special exhibition,
Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration. Then in our printmaking studio, create an original relief
print and remember to sign each edition for your friends and family! $8 per child, Corcoran Members at
the Family level and above; $12 per child, Public. To register visit http://www.corcoran.org/family/family_programs.php

Saturday, August 21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Community Art Project
Pre-registration is required.
Visitors work collaboratively on a Chuck Close inspired mystery portrait project in the Corcoran’s education workshop. Please join us to create a large-scale image of an artwork from the Corcoran
collection that will then be displayed in the atrium. To register, visit visit www.corcoran.org/programs.

Saturday, August 28; 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Virtuosi
Let the music of Virginia Virtuosi animate your gallery experience. Enjoy a thirty-minute, interactive
musical tour based on works from the Corcoran’s permanent collection. Devoted to challenging musical
boundaries and engaging new audiences, the Virginia Virtuosi performs innovative chamber music
concerts throughout the greater Washington DC area.

Saturday, September 4; Noon – 3 p.m.
Sketching in the Atrium
Join us for sketching from a life model. All materials are provided.

Saturday, September 4; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Songs of Americana: Washington Revels Celebrate Historic American Art
To complement the Corcoran’s Collection of Historic American Art, the Washington Revels present a program celebrating the songs and traditions of early American life. Washington Revels have been a Washington area institution for over 25 years, dedicated to reviving and celebrating cultural traditions–
music, dance, storytelling, drama, and ritual–that have bound communities together over the ages and
across the globe.

Chuck Close Prints: Process and CollaborationJuly 3–September 12, 2010
Contemporary artist Chuck Close is widely known for creating large-scale portraits in mediums that range
from painting and drawing to photography and printmaking. Chuck Close Prints: Process and
Collaboration includes seminal works that range from Close’s first print, Keith/Mezzotint, 1972, to the
ambitious 113-color Japanese-style ukiyo-e woodcut Emma, produced 30 years later. On display are select
matrices and proofs that illustrate the steps involved in making a print, as well as examples of Close’s
work in other media. Recent and new works by Close, such as Roy Paper/Pulp, 2009–2010 and Selfportrait
(anamorphic), 2007, will also be shown in the exhibition for the first time.

Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of ChangeApril 10—July 18, 2010
Organized by the Corcoran, Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change is the first retrospective
exhibition to examine all aspects of 19th century artist Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering photography.
The exhibition brings together more than 300 objects created between 1857 and 1893, including
Muybridge’s only surviving Zoopraxiscope—an apparatus he designed in 1879 to project motion
pictures—exhibited in the United States for the first time at the Corcoran.

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