This first major exhibition drawn from the Katzen's Corcoran Legacy Collection features strong and provocative photography and sculpture donated by Tony Podesta over the past decade to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now part of the American University Museum’s holdings. Podesta has earned the reputation of being a fearless supporter of challenging contemporary art by women. He is an important patron of the arts nationally and internationally, with an outsized impact all across the Washington art world.
Members enjoyed cocktails and a lecture about the old collection in a new locale.
The American University Museum received 9,000 artworks from the Corcoran Art Collection. This once-in-a-lifetime gift in a newly established Corcoran Legacy Collection, showcasing masterpieces from the 16th-century Italian painter Titian, American artists Ansel Adams and Helen Frankenthaler, and more.
This new addition also includes works from the Washington Color School and paintings by figurative artists such as Sarah Baker, Manon Cleary, and Claudia DeMonte that will support our collection of 19th-century Washington art and complement works in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.