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R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...
R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...

One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. The National Gallery will take the art, while the university absorbs the Corcoran's College of Art + Design. (The Washington Post and Washington City Paper have good primers on the decision and what it all means.) This spells an end to the years-long financial troubles, along with a last-minute Hail Mary legal challenge by a group called Save the Corcoran, which sought to keep the museum independent. For art-loving geeks like...

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