As you may have heard over the last few weeks that Corcoran, one of America’s oldest museums and one of DC’s most beloved is currently under threat of being sold to the highest bidder.
And while there is plenty of opposition to this decision, SaveTheCorcoran.org organization has decided to take it one step further: collect signatures to showcase the sheer volume of support for the building and the museum and college of art is houses now.
According to the City Paper: Jacqueline Hiersteiner emailed Save the Corcoran members and others about the Change.org campaign which launched July 2nd. Hiersteiner, a Corcoran alum and current Corcoran Master’s student (who even got married at the Corcoran), says that the campaign is an effort to collect 10,000 signatures and present them to Corcoran president Fred Bollerer and board chair Harry Hopper III.
Thus far, nearly 3000 people (out of 10,000 required signatures for a substantial plea to the board of trustees whose votes will decide Corcoran’s future) have signed. We think you should do the same.
learn more: SaveTheCorcoran.org