Celebrate one of Washington’s oldest and largest private art museums at the Annual Corcoran Ball.
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Board of Trustees and Women’s Committee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design present the 57th Annual Corcoran Ball.
This year, guests will join Honorary Patron His Excellency Francois Delattre Ambassador of France to the United States and Madame Delattre, along with Honorary Chair and internationally acclaimed artist Sam Gilliam, a past Corcoran College of Art + Design faculty member and advocate for arts education in Washington, D.C., and beyond.
A highlight in Washington’s spring social calendar, the black-tie benefit features uniquely decorated formal dining rooms in the Corcoran’s historic galleries; a lavish, three-course seated dinner; and a festive evening of music and dancing.
“I am deeply honored to have the support and patronage of both His Excellency Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France and of renowned artist Sam Gilliam this year at the 57th Annual Corcoran Ball,” said Deborah de Gorter, 2012 Corcoran Ball Chair. “These high profile individuals recognize and applaud the continuation of the Corcoran’s commitment to outreach programs in the community, the need for education in the arts, and the enrichment of the art experience in the galleries. I am most grateful to Ambassador Delattre and Mr. Gilliam for lending their support and encouragement to make this ball a tremendous success.”
A highlight in Washington’s spring social calendar, the black-tie benefit features uniquely decorated formal dining rooms within the Corcoran’s historic galleries, among priceless works of art. chaired by Women’s Committee member Deborah de Gorter, the evening begins with cocktails at 7 p.m., followed by a lavish, three-course seated dinner at 8:15 p.m. Jack Lucky Floral Designs will oversee the decor; the nation’s first Certified Green Restaurant™ Caterer, Occasions Catering, will present dinner. Dancing to the music of Phil McCusker & Orchestra and Radio King Orchestra will follow.
Each year, the Women’s Committee of the Corcoran which is chaired by Mrs. Steven W. Smith is involved intimately in both the design and set-up of up to 15 exquisitely decorated rooms at the Corcoran. More than 150 volunteers log 700+ hours of work to ensure the success of the event.
After dinner, Ball guests are invited to enter Club Corcoran for after-hours libations and dancing from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. For those looking for a late-night only party experience, tickets to the post-dining Club Corcoran are available at a reduced cost; tickets cost $95 for individuals and $150 for couples and include a free summer membership to the Corcoran. After-hours guests will enjoy the beauty and grandeur of the event with refreshments and dancing throughout the Gallery.
Club Corcoran Co-Chairs: Ms. Lauren Daniels, Mr. James Gallagher, and Ms. Jordan Straker.
Proceeds from the 57th Annual Corcoran Ball benefit the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design’s institutional programs and activities, including special exhibitions, scholarships for students, educational outreach, and more.
57th Annual Corcoran Ball $500 http://www.corcoran.org/ball.
Club Corcoran $95.00 INDIVIDUAL, $150.00 COUPLE
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION NEXT at the Corcoran
April 14–May 20, 2012
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design presents NEXT at the Corcoran, a dynamic, interactive, and innovative presentation of work by the graduating students of the Corcoran College of Art + Design. NEXT, for the first time, includes both an exhibition of the thesis work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts class of 2012 and a showcase of the Masters of Arts degree programs at the Corcoran.
ABOUT THE CORCORAN
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, a privately funded institution, was founded in 1869. It was America’s first dedicated art museum and today is Washington’s largest nonfederal museum of art. It is known internationally for its distinguished collection of historical and modern American art as well as contemporary art, photography, European painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. In addition, a dynamic schedule of special exhibitions is complemented and enhanced by a range of educational programming, which together seek to enrich perspectives, support the local arts community, and encourage interpretation.
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006