Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, District of Columbia

Chartered by Congress in 1870, this is one of the oldest museums in America. It was founded by merchant, businessman and philanthropist William Wilson Corcoran (1798-1888), who contributed both his art collection and the building to house it; when the collection outgrew its first home, Corcoran gave funds for a new building and a school of design in connection with the museum. This new structure (1893), designed by Ernest Flagg in the the Beaux Arts style, is identified as an early and integral

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  1. 1.   Overview of Corcoran Gallery of Art  ← you are here
  2. 2.   National Register of Historic Places for Corcoran Gallery of Art

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Title
Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, District of Columbia)
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
November 24, 2021