The Show Closes on the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Greenhalgh
The museum and institute’s president will step down to return to the UK.
How will his departure affect the Corcoran? In 2007, Washingtonian features editor Susan Baer examined Greenhalgh and the impact of his first year at the museum, looking at his expanded vision for the Corcoran and the challenges the institution faces in a city of free museums. Recent exhibitions, such as “Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces From the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales,” have been largely successful (although that particular exhibit was obliged to close early when climate-control equipment malfunctioned), and the summer lineup includes a widely anticipated traveling exhibition of prints by Chuck Close.
Greenhalgh will remain as artistic director until November, and Fred Bollerer, the museum’s COO, will act as interim director. It isn’t the last Washington will see of Greenhalgh, though: He’ll be a remote adjunct curator of European fine and decorative arts for the Corcoran.More>> After Hours Blog | Arts & Events | Happy Hour Finder | Calendar of Events