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Monday, July 14, 2014

Hidden Gems @The Corcoran Gallery

Welcome to this week's Monday Must-See post. On Mondays, The Prices Do DC will offer an entry about some current exhibit in DC you should see. Sometimes, we will write the post. Sometimes, it will be taken from another publication. But no matter who is the writer, we believe it will showcase an exhibit you shouldn't miss. 

Aaron Douglas Into Bondage 1936 oil on canvas 60 3/8 x 60 1/2 inches Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Museum Purchase and partial gift from Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., The Evans-Tibbs Collection 1996.
The Corcoran’s best-known works stop you in your tracks. That lofty tribute to democracy, Samuel Finley Breese Morse’s enormous “The House of Representatives,” practically shouts for your attention. So, too, does “Niagara,” by Frederic Edwin Church, so masterfully painted that you can almost hear the rushing water. And one can’t help but marvel over Giuseppe Croff’s “The Veiled Nun,” carved to make stone look like silk. 

But the weight of the museum’s most famous works is balanced by many quieter pieces, and with only three months left to see them, it’s about time they were paid their due. 

Here, the museum’s chief curator, Philip Brookman, and its manager of curatorial affairs, Lisa Strong, selected a few notable works that have helped made the Corcoran the institution it is today.

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