The Process Behind Art is Front and Center in Luther W. Brady Art Gallery’s New Exhibition

‘Art in the Making: A New Adaption’ Will Feature Works by Teachers and Alumni of Three New York Art Schools and the GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

April 22, 2015

Kurie Fitzgerald: [email protected], 202-994-6461  
Maralee Csellar: [email protected], 202-994-7564
“Art in the Making: A New Adaption” celebrates artwork by teachers and alumni of three New York City art institutions with their counterparts at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. First presented by the FreedmanArt gallery in New York City, the exhibition was prompted by the coinciding 50th anniversary of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, 140th anniversary of the Art Students League of New York and 125th anniversary of Pratt Institute. In addition to selected pieces from the New York City exhibition, the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery will present pieces from artists associated with the Corcoran. 
Before the opening reception, Kit White, artist and professor of painting at Pratt Institute, will discuss his work with GW students. Mr. White will also sign copies of his book “101 Things to Learn in Art School” following his talk. 
Kit White discussion: Wednesday, May 6, 2015; 5 p.m. (open to the public, seating is limited)
Public reception: Wednesday, May 6, 2015; 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 to Friday, July 17, 2015
The George Washington University 
School of Media and Public Affairs building 
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery (second floor) 
805 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C. 
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)  
The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information call the Brady Gallery at 202-994-1525 or visit
Media interested in attending the opening reception must contact Kurie Fitzgerald at [email protected] or 202-994-6461 no later than 48 hours before the event. Photos are available upon request. Attention calendar editors: Please do not publish media contact information.
“Art in the Making: A New Adaptation” illustrates how making art is pertinent to the university’s expanded footprint in the arts. The exhibition has pieces that represent the institutions featured in the FreedmanArt gallery’s presentation, including artwork from Lee Bontecou, Helen Frankenthaler, Charles Pollock and Jackson Pollock. Art from the GW Permanent Collection representing the Corcoran include works by Gene Davis, Georgia Deal, Andrew Hudson, Jules Olitski, Dennis O’Neil and Berthold Josef Schmutzhart.