With Corcoran Partition, Old Fillmore School on 35th Street to Be Sold

The Corcoran Art School, Georgetown campus, is located in the old Fillmore School on 35th Street, NW.
The Corcoran Art School, Georgetown campus, is located in the old Fillmore School on 35th Street, NW.

The Corcoran College of Art and Design's Georgetown campus, housed at the old Fillmore School at 1801 35th St., NW, will be for sale with the transfer of the Corcoran School and its real estate to George Washington University, according to the Washington Business Journal.

The oldest art gallery in Washington, D.C., the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its art school are to be divided between G.W. and the National Gallery of Art -- with the university receiving the school and the real estate and the National Gallery controlling the Corcoran's works of art.

The deal between the Corcoran, National Gallery and G.W. has been completed and awaits approval by the D.C. Superior Court.

Meanwhile, the old Fillmore School property at the intersection of 35th and S streets will again be looked at by developers -- to be turned to a condominium, as previously planned. In 2010, EastBanc was in talks with the Corcoran to purchase it, but talks broke down. (The old Fillmore School property is not part of the D.C. Public School System.)

The Corcoran located its Georgetown campus in old Fillmore School in 1998. According to the Corcoran, "renowned artist and photographer William Wegman helped launch the campus and taught the first course at Georgetown, allowing students to photograph his famous dogs."

[REVISED May 23 for correction and clarification.]

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