10 March 2014 —Arnold Thomas Bigger, Master of Arts in Teaching
For me, being a Corcoran College of Art + Design Graduate Student is being part of a mission: the mission of the Corcoran to commit “to making the historic art in its collections and the emerging art of our time accessible and understandable to the broadest possible audience through innovative exhibitions and educational programming, systematic research and rigorous scholarship.” In case you missed it, the Corcoran Family Day 2014: The Great Escape! was on Saturday (8 March 2014) and I was able to support the event and the Corcoran mission as a Dream Catchers activity volunteer.
Corcoran Family Day is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts), the Women’s Committee of the Corcoran, and the Art4Morre Fund.
Second floor Corcoran Family Day events included Fun and Fanciful Face Painting; Paper Tablet Creations; Dream Catchers; and a Family Photo Booth with Paris, New York, and Wild West sceneries.
Project Enlightenment from the Mclean High School Historical Reenactment Society transformed the Salon Doré into a Parisian Masquerade in full 18th Century character; Cowboy Mike and Cowboy Bob gave lasso demonstrations on the sculpture pad; and costume and the a cappella group, Alpha Males from Maret School greeted visitors with rhythm and harmony at the 17th street entrance.
The Corcoran Family Day is proof that you do not have to be a Corcoran College of Art + Design Graduate Student to enjoy all of the fun activities that are always happening at the Corcoran