Things to Do

Free Summer Saturdays Continue at the Corcoran

Time to make another trip while you still can.

Photograph by Flickr user Adam Fagen.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art in its current form will end October 1, to be divided up by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, but until then its programs are continuing as usual. That means it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of the museum’s Free Summer Saturdays program—which offers gratis tours of the gallery, along with workshops, performances, and more, and runs every weekend through Labor Day.

This Saturday brings a “botanical collages workshop” from 10:30 to 12:30, offering visitors the chance to create their own tropical landscape in the style of the painting “Into Bondage,” by Harlem Renaissance painter Aaron Douglas. The gallery also has two special exhibits opening later in the summer: “American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley,” opening June 28 and examining the 50-year career of the American metalsmith; and “Mark Tribe: Plein Air,” in which the artist uses a computer to generate landscapes with the look of aerial photographs, opening July 19.